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New Partnership with Miriam Weiner & The Routes to Roots Foundation

JewishGen.org, the world's largest and most significant resource for Jewish genealogy and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in cooperation with Miriam Weiner and the Routes to Roots Foundation, is humbled and pleased to announce the launch of the Miriam Weiner “Routes To Roots Collection” — which will serve as an everlasting tribute to the “Genealogist who lifted the Archival Iron Curtain” (according to The Jewish Week in New York City, July 4, 1991), and through her pioneering efforts, changed the face of Jewish genealogy.  So much of what we take for granted is due to Miriam’s exhaustive efforts and the relationships she established in the archives of Eastern Europe during a career spanning more than four decades.

As a result of this agreement, many of Miriam’s unique and otherwise now inaccessible documents and images which she collected throughout her 30+ years of working in the archives of Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, and to a lesser degree, Romania, will become available on JewishGen, thus benefiting countless thousands of researchers today and in the future.  These include cemetery lists, Holocaust lists, vital records, census lists, etc.

Every day at JewishGen, we strive to “preserve our history for future generations.”  While there is not nearly a sufficient gesture to express the gratitude JewishGen and MJH has to Miriam for her indefatigable efforts on behalf of the broader Jewish genealogical community, we hope that this collection will further spread her important work, and that each new family connection that occurs as a result of this material will serve an everlasting tribute to her unyielding devotion and dedication to the Jewish people.

We already have some content online, and expect to add material to our databases, KehilaLinks pages, community pages, InfoFiles and other resources on an ongoing basis.


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