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 2018 Information
Don’t miss IGHR 2018 in Athens, 2 - 7 June 2018!
Two IGHR scholarship application deadlines are fast approaching. The Jean Thomason Scholarship, due 1 December 2017, is open to anyone currently employed at a library, and the AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship, due 31 December 2017, will be awarded to a qualified applicant who demonstrates a commitment to genealogy as a profession.
IGHR 2018 Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations for IGHR 2018 are now open! Click here for more hotel information and to reserve your hotel room at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. IGHR course classrooms are located in the Georgia Center.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us plan for IGHR 2018. Click on the Volunteer tab or follow the link to learn more and join our dedicated team of IGHR volunteers.