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Michael L. Strauss

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Lecturer: Course 5

Michael L. Strauss, AG -- Professional Genealogist, Author, and Lecturer -- is an Accredited Genealogist for the Eastern States Region with the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Virginia. He has been an avid genealogist for more than 30 years.

Strauss holds a BA in History and is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He is a recipient of a grant from the Foundation for Coast Guard History in Spokane, WA and a scholarship winner from the General George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, VA. He currently serves as President and Program Chair, and former Trustee of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society since 2011. In addition he is published in Ancestry and is currently an expert witness in kinship-estate matters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Additionally he is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified family members of MIAs and POWs from WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam and is a licensed Private Investigator in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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