The JRI-Poland.org website has a whole new look and feel – developed to help you learn more about your family if they came from the current or former territories of Poland. Designed with the changing geography of Europe in mind, the new JRI-Poland website is packed with new ways to search and view the information you need to find your ancestors and answer your questions about their lives.
Join us for an informative tour of the new JRI-Poland website and tips about how to successfully search for your ancestral town and family. Come see how improving the “user experience” can help you find those elusive records you have been searching for!
Robinn Magid is the Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org. In 2020 she became the project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, database and search engine. and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robinn is a frequent speaker and writer on Jewish genealogy topics. She has spoken at many IAJGS conferences on behalf of JRI-Poland and has served as the chair of two groundbreaking conferences: IAJGS 2018 Warsaw, Poland conference, and the IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a member of the San Francisco - Bay Area JGS and has spoken to her group and to other societies.
Robinn’s genealogical work resulted in her being recognized by the City of Lublin, Poland – her grandmother’s hometown – with a medal in 2017 from the mayor for inspiring the future and cultural identity of that city of 340,000 people on Lublin’s 700th birthday. In recognition of her longtime commitment to Jewish genealogy, in 2020 Robinn received the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robinn and her husband have raised four wonderful kids and recently became grandparents.