May 19, 2021 Member Meeting 1:30 pm
The Great War: Researching Your World War 1 Ancestors
Presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG
: Fought between 1914-1918 with the United States at the start of the war having officially declaring neutrality. Back home citizens got caught up with events unfolding on the world stage, with thousands of Americans crossed the border to fight for Canada, along with uneasy tensions with Mexico war became inevitable. On April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany and to mobilize the resources of the United States. Many genealogical sources share the feeling, attitudes along with the reactions of our Government by searching for our ancestor’s connection to this war.
Presenter: Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Genealogist for more than 25 years. Strauss has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is also a qualified expert witness in court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Strauss is a faculty member of IGHR (in Athens, GA), SLIG (in Salt Lake City, UT), and GRIP (in Pittsburgh, PA), and the Course Coordinator for the Military Course at IGHR and the Course Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Course at GRIP. He has been involved in Civil War reenacting for more than 25 years.
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- The speaker will join us for questions at the conclusion of the presentation.
June 16 2021 Member Meeting
Picnic in the Park
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charlotte County Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Blvd.
Join us for our PICNIC Lunch at Noon.
Members and guests are welcome.
Bring a lunch and your favorite beverage and
enjoy this social event withyour genealogy friends.
Did you miss our Meeting and wonderful Presentation?
Diary of a Mad Genealogist: Let’s Explore Life as Plain and Simple
The Pennsylvania Dutch
Kim Carlson, CCGSI Secretary
ne Pennsylvania Deutsch is to first consider, what is it? Language, culture, customs, religion, geography or all of the above. What makes those recognized past and present as Pennsylvania Dutch? Basically, they are set apart by the beliefs and origins of those who immigrated and the push factors that made them leave Europe. Over time, some groups have evolved, others have not.