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“*The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors”

Michael Strauss

Categories: RR, IR

Talk Abstract:
With the war in Europe raging since 1914 and the United States having declared neutrality, citizens back home got caught up in the propaganda of events. Thousands of American’s crossed the border to fight for Canada, and with uneasy tensions with Mexico and our Government profiling persons deemed threats to National security, many Americans quickly became caught up in the War. Finally on April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany and to mobilize the resources of the United States. Numerous genealogical sources share the feelings and attitudes, along with the reactions of our Government, as we can search for our ancestors connection in what was called “The Great War” and “The War to End all Wars”.

Speaker Bio:
Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized speaker. He has been employed as a Forensic Genealogist for nearly 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History, is a United States Coast Guard veteran, and a licensed Private Investigator. He is also a qualified expert witness in court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. More information about him is at his ICAPGEN webpage .

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