Miriam Weiner Bio

For more than 30 years, Miriam Weiner has been a leading figure in the genealogical research world. She is an acclaimed lecturer throughout the United States and abroad In 1985, she was the first Jewish genealogist certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. For all of those years, she has been a member of JGSGW.

Miriam’s syndicated column, “Roots and Branches” has appeared in over 100 Jewish newspapers and periodicals. She is the co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy and author of two
ground-breaking books entitled Jewish Roots in Poland and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova. Through her travels, Miriam is the Creator of the Eastern European Archival Database which includes Jewish and civil records from archives in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Ukraine.

She is the President of Routes to Roots Foundation, a customized travel/research service in Poland & the former Soviet Union. Formerly, she was the Executive Director of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Senior Advisor for Genealogy Services in the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.

Miriam is a recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award (2003) and in 1999 and 2000 she received the annual media award for each of her two books.

She is the only individual to be honored on three separate occasions by the IAJGS.

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