About the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center


The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center is the only center of its kind in the world. At the Center, visitors can search a computerized database containing thousands of genealogies of Jewish families from all over the world and can also register their own family trees.

Throughout history, Jewish families migrated from place to place, often leaving behind family heirlooms, memorabilia, and records. Documentation of their previous lives was often lost, preserved only in their memories. Today, families can record precious information and family history at the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center, preserving this vital material for generations to come.

Almost 5 million individuals have already been recorded in the continuously expanding database. Visitors from all backgrounds can explore their ancestry, record and preserve their own family trees for future generations, thus adding their own “branch” to the family tree of the Jewish People.

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Registering your family history at the Center has added benefits. Once your information is recorded, it may elicit connections with other registered users. In fact, you may discover unknown, exciting family ties with other people or families around the world.

To get started, send us a Search Order . Once you send in your order you will receive information from our database. If one of the names you are looking for does appear in our database, we will send you a list of all relevant entries for that name. There is a fee of NIS 25.00 per search, for up to four family names.

Searching while visiting the museum


Searching the database is available at the study area on the ground floor. Visitors can access the genealogy database, as well as all the other databases: family names, Jewish communities, photographs and films, music, personalities and lexicon.

Opening hours


Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs : 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bylaws


  • A. Definition of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center.

  • B. Objectives of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • C. Nature of the information contained in the database of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • D. General policy of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • E. Legal status of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • F. Ownership of the database of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • G. Responsibility for the information contained in the database of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • H. Safeguarding the information kept in the database of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • I. Provision of services to the visiting members of the public and to individuals who apply to the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center

  • J. Force and effect of the bylaws