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. 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.
Ms. Brahin is currently a National Jewish Book Council author.

Other Works

  • Tears Over Russia: A Search for Family and the Legacy of Ukraine's Pogroms

    June, 2022

Awards and Recognition

  • Honorable Mention: 2005 GENEii Awards, Family History Writers Competition
  • 2015 ISFHWE Excellence-In-Writing Competition, 3rd place winner Poetry
  • Named one of the new 15 books to read (in the social sciences) in June 2022 by le Grand Continent (France)
  • Named one of the top 20 Jewish Biographies of 2022 by Wilson Cook in Find the Best