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Extra! Extra! Read All About it: Using Newspapers.com to Research Family History

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Topic: Extra! Extra! Read All About it: Using Newspapers.com to Research Family History

Sharon Taylor graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. For ten years, Taylor worked for the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Professional Research Assistant.

Taylor and her husband live outside of Philadelphia, where Taylor continues writing and researching her family and the Jews of Galicia. She is a member of Gesher Galicia and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia. Her articles have been published in their journals, on The National Library of Israel Blog, and in Jewish newspapers in Philadelphia and Arizona.

Sharon Taylor’s roots lay in Mariampol, a typical small town in eastern Galicia (today western Ukraine), and in Philadelphia. No known vital records exist for the time Taylor’s family lived in Mariampol. In Philadelphia, it was rumored that Taylor’s family was involved in organized crime, an activity that strives to leave no trace. Turning to Newspapers.com, Taylor explored the tale of her great-uncle’s kidnapping by the Russian Army. She’ll share her results and methodology as she tracks the struggles of Mariampol during the First World War, and finds evidence of her family’s colorful life in Philadelphia in the 1930s.

Check in, chat, and shmooze starting at 1 p.m. Meeting starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.jgsgp.org or contact [email protected] for more information. Meetings are for paid members only. Zoom link sent on Friday before the meeting.


January 17
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society in Greater Philadelphia

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