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Michael Strauss – Two Talks: New York City Research: Navigating Through the Five Boroughs; and The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

at Temple Emanuel

Many of us have ancestors who began their American Experience in New York City. The five boroughs of the city offer many genealogical resources. Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, NYC’s population increased strikingly, from about 33,000 people in 1790 to more than one million in 1860. New York’s population continued to grow (and create more documents) well into the twentieth century. This presentation offers a unique perspective on the various genealogical sources and records available in New York City.

The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors
Perhaps one of your grandfathers may have served in World War I.  When the war began in 1914, the United States had declared its neutrality, but many citizens were caught up with events on the world stage.  Three years later, we declared war and mobilized our resources.  Strauss will introduce us to various genealogical sources that reveal the feelings, attitudes and reactions of our citizens and officials.

Michael StraussMichael Strauss is an Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized genealogical lecturer.  He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert court witness in multiple states.  For the US Army, he has located DNA qualified persons MIA from several wars.  He is also involved with Civil War reenactments.


Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Belarus and Germany (new!) SIGs


April 7, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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