The Mass Jewish Migration Database (MJMD) was built by Dr. Gur Alroey, a lecturer in theDepartment of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa. The MJMD records are base on the applications of Jewish emigrants who applied to theJCA & ITO's information bureaux which were scattered all over the Pale of Settlement in the Russian Empire in the early twentieth century. The MJMD includes records of applications between 1904 and 1914 only. The JCA database is composed of over 3,000 applications of Jews who not only applied to one of the information bureaux in the 'Pale' but also migrated to one of the destination countries overseas (U.S.A, Argentina, Canada, South Africa and Palestine). The ITO's database is composed of about 5,000 Jews who migrated to Galveston port under the shelter of the Jewish Territorialism Organization (ITO).
In particular, the MJMD aims to understand the causes, characteristics and patterns of the Jewish Migration in the early twentieth century. In addition, the MJMD enables, via search engine, to look for relatives who possibly migrated through the two information bureaux.