Strauss, Michael L


Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist (ICAPGen), and a nationally recognized speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Investigator for more than 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a qualified expert witness in the courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Michael is featured on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems with his monthly segment of “Military Minutes.” Strauss is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he is the Military Course Coordinator. Michael has been involved in both Civil War and Mexican War reenacting for more than 25 years with membership with the 99th NY Infantry, Battery A. 5th U.S. Artillery, and most recently the Utah Living History Association.


  • Course One — Methods & Sources
  • Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies
  • Course Three — Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis
  • Course Six — Military Records 2 – Course Coordinator
  • Course Eight — Land Records: Using Maps
  • Course Thirteen — The Five Civilized Tribes

Evening Sessions

  • Influenza: America’s Deadliest Epidemic
  • Introduction to the International Commission for Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)