Lisa Brahin is a Jewish genealogist, writer and occasional archival researcher from New Jersey. Inspired as a young girl by Alex Haley’s ROOTS, she used her genealogical skills while researching her historical family narrative (soon to be out on submission). On Jewishgen.org, the premier website for Jewish genealogy, she is a two- town project coordinator for the international Yizkor Book Project (Holocaust Memorial Book Project). She was named a double town leader for the website’s Ukraine SIG (Special Interest Group) Project, now called Ukraine Research Division, where she has contributed online articles on the history of her ancestral towns in Ukraine. Many years ago, while still a student at George Washington University, she was invited by the then Poet Laureate of the United States, Anthony Hecht, to read her poetry at the Library of Congress. The great poet then briefly mentored her by critiquing her early writings.
Awards and Recognition
- 2015 ISFHWE Excellence-In-Writing Competition, 3rd place winner Poetry
- Honorable Mention: 2005 GENEii Awards, Family History Writers Competition