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Biography Briefs:

First Jewish genealogist certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (Certification) and (Letter from Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern)

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

Creator of customized family tours to the "old country"

"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

The American Red Cross Holocaust Victims Tracing Center has nominated Miriam Weiner to the Advisory Board at the Center in Baltimore, MD, August 1992.

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

Collaboration with Alex Haley on PBS Series, 1991. Click here for additional information & images.

Miriam Weiner makes copy of her grandmother's birth record in Priluki town hall in 1991. Click here.

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

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).

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.

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)
Name lists (Holocaust victims/survivors, cemetery data, etc.)

Article by Miriam Weiner published in "Avotaynu," Fall 2020

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