NGS 2022 Speaker Spotlight – Miriam Weiner

May 2nd, 2022 by Roger Prince

Jewish Genealogy in Eastern Europe–Miriam Weiner

SESSION: T229 TRACK: Jewish      TITLE:  Jewish Genealogy: Researching Business Directories, Telephone Books and Town Maps in Eastern Europe

Miriam Weiner is an Certified Genealogist Emeritus and was the first person to be certified in Jewish genealogy.  She specializes in Jewish genealogy of Poland and countries of the former Soviet Union and writes a regular column that has appeared in over 100 Jewish newspapers.  She is a former private investigator and holds a BA in history with a concentration in Modern Judaic History and Holocaust Studies.

Weiner’s lecture will be on using business directories, telephone books, and both town and regional maps for towns in Poland and the former USSR via OCR and standard surname searches.

There are six other talks on Jewish genealogy.  Two talks on the Crypto Jews of Mexico and the western United States, an overview of Jewish records available online, methods for reconstructing families torn apart by the holocaust, and new Jewish records now available online for the former USSR.  These are summarized in the previous blog post on the Jewish and European-Middle Eastern tracks.

Remember that online registration for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference ends on May 13. Onsite registration opens May 23 in Sacramento for those who choose to register upon arrival.