Israel State Archives – Record Group 136

Record Group 136 – Ministry of Immigrant Absorption

The books in which names of all immigrants to Israel were written down by Jewish Agency clerks at the ports of entry and border crossings were deposited with the Israel State Archives and are available to the public. These books contain the names of Jews who came to pre-State Israel legally (that is, had the appropriate “certificate” or were allowed by the British to disembark from illegal immigrant ships) from 1919 to 1948; and also all immigrants to Israel since the establishment of the State in 1948 until 1975. The lists are arranged by date and by ship, or by ports of entry. Some of these books are kept in the Central Zionist Archives.

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Documents are written in Hebrew.  As of 2013, only records up to March 1935 are digitized and available online.

Example Document

Immigrant List 1935

May 01st, 2013 Posted by Jon Jaroker Filed in: Immigration Archives

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