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 nearly 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran and a licensed Private Investigator in Virginia. He is also a qualified expert witness in court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Strauss is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. Michael was the film historian for the 2014 film “Finding Vivian Maier” which was nominated for an Oscar for Documentaries in 2015. He has been involved in Civil War reenacting for more than 25 years, serving in two units, namely; the 99th New York Infantry and Battery A., 5th U.S. Artillery and most recently the Utah Living History Association.
IGHR 2017 Evening Classes
IGHR will be hosting four evening sessions Monday – Wednesday, 24-26 July, from 7:00 until 8:15 pm. Evening sessions are included in tuition for IGHR course registrants and are open to the public for a small fee ($15). Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries’ Resources" by Laura W. Carter, MEd, MLIS, SLIS (includes the many databases to which IGHR attendees will have access), "BCG Certification Seminar" by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and two talks by John Philip Colletta, PhD, "Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather" and "Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them." If you are not registered for an IGHR Course, you should pre-register for the evening sessions you plan to attend to guarantee a handout. Deadline to register for the evening sessions is 17 July 2017.
For your convenience, IGHR is pleased to offer attendees and their guests in-house meal tickets for lunch and/or dinner. This will allow you time to enjoy your meal with fellow attendees and their guests in a private dining area before making the short walk to an evening session or back to class. To purchase meal tickets, follow the link or select Dining Options under IGHR 2017 in the menu above by midnight, 29 June 2017.