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First Jewish genealogist certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (Certification)

Syndicated columnist of Roots and Branches published in over 100 Jewish newspapers and periodicals

"The Genealogist Who Lifted the Archival Iron Curtain" -- an article published on page 2 of the New York Jewish Week, June 28, 1991.

The National Genealogical Society presents the Individual Achievement Award to Miriam Weiner at its annual conference in 1991. It was the first time that award was given.

Co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy

Author of Jewish Roots in Poland

Author of Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova

Former Executive Director of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

President of Routes to Roots, a customized family research service in Poland and the former Soviet Union

Creator of the Eastern European Archival Database which includes Jewish and civil records from archives in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Ukraine

Recipient of "Lifetime Achievement Award" from International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies in 2003    more »

Senior Advisor for Genealogy Services in the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History

Miriam Weiner is awarded "Emeritus Status by the Board for Certification of Genealogist, based upon her 30 years as a Certified Genealogist and her accomplishments in the field (December 2015). See article and comments

Miriam Weiner and JRI-Poland sign agreement wherein archival material and inventories collected by Miriam during her 25+ years of working in Poland (including the former Galicia) will be indexed and accessible via the JRI-Poland website. See Announcement

Miriam Weiner & the Routes to Roots Foundation and JewishGen, Inc. sign license agreement wherein extensive material will be transferred to the JewishGen website including:
Maps (towns in Eastern Europe)
Books (Digital versions of Weiner's two books)
Images (towns in Eastern Europe)
Name lists (Holocaust victims/survivors, cemetery data, etc.)
See Announcement

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