Weiner's unique and extensive archival collection to be part of JRI-Poland
Launched in early 1995, JRI - Poland is the largest fully searchable database of indexes to Jewish vital records accessible online.
5 million records from more than 550 Polish towns are now indexed or fully extracted. More are being added every few months.
JRI-Poland Board Member Robinn Magid is presented with
Outstanding Contribution Medal by City of Lublin Mayor
JRI-Poland board member, Robinn Magid, was recently awarded a medal by Dr. Krzysztof Zuk, Przydent Miasta Lublin (Mayor of the City of Lublin) on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Lublin's founding in 1317.
The medal reads: "In recognition of her contribution and commitment to the city's development and contribution to its residents, with thanks for the effort to inspire the future and shape the local identity of Lublin".
Robinn has served as the Lublin Archives Project Coordinator for JRI-Poland since 1998 and coordinates the JRI-Poland activities for 90 towns in the Lublin area. She will be speaking at the Orlando JRI-Poland luncheon on Sunday, July 23, 2017 about what happens when a city decides it's "Time to Meet Anew". Come join us.
JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond M.C.M, receives the Meritorious Service Medal
from the Governor General of Canada
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond (Montréal) with the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) for his work in establishing and directing the Jewish Records Indexing – Poland project.
Diamond is also the founding president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal. In 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).
An article about Diamond's work in genealogy appears in the June 22, 2017 issue of Canadian Jewish News.
"What we have accomplished has only been made possible through teamwork and a level of collaboration and dedication unmatched in the Jewish genealogical world."