Saturday, March 31, 2018

Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Genealogist for 25 years. Get more details»

  • Session 1: Revolutionary War Genealogical Research
    This lecture will focus on a variety of materials covering the War for Independence. Some records to be covered include Compiled Service Records, pensions, and bounty land.
  • Session 2: Manifest Destiny: Researching Your Mexican War Ancestors
    The Mexican-American War of 1846 marked the first U.S. conflict mostly fought on foreign soil. It would serve as a training and breeding ground for both officers and men who would fight each other in the Civil War fifteen years later.
  • Session 3: Refugees, Claims, and Conscription: Researching Your Ancestors during the Reconstruction Era
    Discover little known military and civilian records and resources from this unique period of history. Records from the Freedmen’s Bureau to the Amnesty Papers are only a small portion of the genealogy records existing today.
  • Session 4: More than Just Politics: Genealogical Research in Washington, DC
    Planning a research trip to our nation’s capital? Discover your ancestors in several key facilities located inside the District of Columbia.