Michael L. Strauss, AG, Annual Seminar
HCGS is pleased to welcome Michael L. Strauss, AG, as the speaker for the 2018 Annual Seminar. Preregistration is required by March 28, 2018. Online preregistration can be found at https://goo.gl/DjCqRr
or download the brochure using the link below and mail in your registration.
Michael L. Strauss, AG is the principal owner of Genealogy Research Network—a forensic genealogy company. Michael has been an Accredited Genealogist since 1995 and an avid genealogist for more than 30 years. He is a Private Investigator in Virginia and Qualified Expert Witness in courts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified members of MIAs and POWs from WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Strauss lectures widely throughout the United States and is on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He has taught genealogy courses at Brigham Young University, Warren County Community College, and Shepherd University.
Women’s Suffrage: Rights, Roles, and Limitations
Life for early American women was often burdened with setbacks. Restricted by society, without voting rights, limited educational opportunities, and virtually no legal identity, women sought to be equals. This lecture focuses on the history of women and the Suffrage Movement from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Genealogical records from the Anti-Slavery, Temperance, and Suffrage Movement are explored.
Revolutionary War Genealogical Research
This lecture focuses on genealogical and historical materials from the War for Independence. Records covered include: compiled service records, pensions, bounty land, local militia lists and rolls, Navy and Marine Corps records, and the Continental Congress papers. After the War officially ended, smaller conflicts continued including Shay’s Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion—learn about their historical significance and records. Genealogists will find materials both online and onsite at local repositories.
Free Trade and Sailors Rights: War of 1812
The War of 1812 often called “The Forgotten War” was our second domestic conflict with England. Records of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, and the Privateers that harassed British shipping will be explored. This lecture includes research material covering Federal and State Pensions, and Bounty Land warrants.
Prisoners, Thieves, and Scoundrels: Black Sheep Ancestors
Was there a horse thief in your family? Are there skeletons in your closet? This lecture is for you as it focuses on genealogical records of men and women who led more colorful lives. Discover valuable resources in Federal, State, and local records as you glean details about black sheep members of your family.