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  • Liste des proteges allemands dans l’Empire Ottoman
A list of 464 residents in the Ottoman Empire who are registered as proteges of Germany. The document is found in the Israel State Archives.
  • Members of the Zikhron Ya’akov Hospitality Society 1898
This ledger of the founders and members of the Members of the Zikhron Ya’akov Hospitality Society 1898 was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It contains the names of 150 men and women. The names are according to the Yiddish spelling.
  • Deserted Women in Eretz Israel – Circa 1900-1917
This database was donated by Prof. Gur Alroey of Haifa University. The database contains the names of 196 women in Eretz Israel, who turned to the JOINT after World War One to find their husbands. The database includes the name of the husband, the country where he was residing, and the number of children in the family, when it was given. The document is found in the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem.
  • First Settlers of Petah Tikva Colony, 1878-1900
This database is a collection of names from various documents and sources in the Oded Yarkoni Archives of the History of Petah Tikva. It includes 772 names from the following sources: List of residents of Petah Tikva, 1892; Jewish residents of the company for Petah Tikva 1885; Residents of Yehudiah according to the map of Yehudiah drawn in 1884 presumably; Petah Tikva, and Yehud, according to the count of 1886, 57 families, 319 people; Fathers/Founders – Biographies; HaYarkonim – Biographies; The Bialystok Group – Biographies; First Builders – Biographies; Those that continued – Biographies; and The Heroes of the 1920 Battle.
  • Founders of Zikhron Ya’akov & Shefaya 1882-1912
This database is based upon painted cards prepared for exhibition in Zikhron Ya’akov. It includes families, the boys studying at the agricultural school in 1885 and the immigrants from Yemen in 1912. So people are listed more than once, because they appear on more than one card. The list includes 1,296 names and was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council.
  • First Settlers Petah Tikva 1900-1904
This list of 1,432 people is based upon the albums of first settlers and residents of Petah Tikva in the reading room of the Oded Yarkoni Archives of the History of Petah Tikva. The list includes residents of Petah Tikva, En Ganim and Mahane Yehuda. Some of those in the list came to Eretz Israel as part of the second aliyah.
  • British Subjects Registered at the Consulate (Jerusalem) 1909-1914
This database is based on a ledger found in the Israel State Archives. Each year is a separate list and therefore many people appear a number of times, each time in a different year. The same person’s name may be spelled in a number of different ways.
  • Yemenites in Rehovot 1914
This list of 278 Yemenites was taken from a handwritten document in the Archive of the History of Rehovot.
  • Explusion from Tel Aviv on 17th December 1914
Among the collection of the Central Zionist Archives, a ledger was found, listing the people expelled from Tel Aviv by the Turks on the 17th of December 1914. The list includes 522 people.
  • List of Residents in Tel Aviv 1915
A list of 714 persons living in the relatively new town of Tel Aviv. The document is from the Municipal Historical Archives Of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo
  • Ra’anana Founder Families
This list appears on the website of Heritage of the Ra’anana Municipality
  • List of collections at the end of the 1927 harvest in the area of Zikhron Ya’akov
This list was found in the Historical Archive of the Zikhron Ya’akov Local Council. It consists of the names of 102 people from Zikhron Ya’akov and the area. For the amounts listed in the original document, contact the archive in Zikhron Ya’akov. The original document is in French.
  • Members of Kinneret 1928
A list of 82 adults and older children listed as living in the Meshek Kinneret . The list was found in the Pinhas Lavon Institute For Labour Movement Research.
  • People in Ra’anana in 1930
This list appears on the website of Heritage of the Ra’anana Municipality
  • List of Sephardic Males in Safed 1934
182 Sefardi males over the age of 30. The list was compiled in 1934. Document from the Barshad collection at the Pedagogic Center of Safed.
  • Kefar Warburg Founders 1939
A list of the 82 founders as displayed in the settlement.