Michael L. Strauss, AG

Michael L. Strauss, AG is a forensic investigator and qualified expert witness in the courts in NY, NJ, PA, and VA in addition to lecturing nationally. Strauss has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a faculty member of IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP and featured regularly on the Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke.
Friday, 3 April 2020
Federal Records – Michael L. Strauss, AG
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
(F61) Bankruptcy to Equity: Using Federal Court Records
Was Grandma a bootlegger? Did Grandpa pay his taxes? Records of the
used records. Open a new chapter of your family history and discover little known branches in your family tree as the records of the Federal Court system are discussed in detail.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(F62) The New Deal: Putting our Ancestors to Work
Out of the New Deal programs of the 1930s came an abundance of records
used by genealogists today as part of the 3-Rs” of Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Genealogists today use many documents to record the personal experiences of their ancestors who lived through the Great Depression and sought help from the Federal Government
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(F63) Records of Invention: Your Ancestors in the Patent Office
The right to protect inventions is guaranteed by law under the United States
Constitution, with the first patents issued in 1790. The records of the Patent Office are often
overlooked by genealogists as source of new information. Patents historically have been both legal and scientific documents and contain the names of everyday persons.
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(F64) Roosevelt’s Tree Army: Research in the Civilian Conservation Corps
One of the largest programs to come from the New Deal the Civilian Conservation Corps was organized in 1933 and disbanded in 1942 with the United States entry into World War II. Genealogical resources include personnel files, discharge certificates, accident reports, along with camp and district reports, photographs, and motion pictures are examined