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With the war in Europe raging since 1914 and the United States having declared neutrality, citizens back home got caught up in the propaganda of events. Thousands of Americans crossed the border to fight for Canada, and with uneasy tensions with Mexico and our government profiling persons deemed threats to National security, many Americans quickly became caught up in the war. Finally on April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany and to mobilize the resources of the United States. Numerous genealogical records are available to us as a result of our involvement in “The Great War” --- also known as "The War to End all Wars".
The Great War: Researching Your WWI Ancestors, by Michael L. Strauss, AG®
Michael L. Strauss, AG, is an Accredited Genealogist professional and a nationally recognized speaker. He has been employed as a forensic genealogist for nearly 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History, is a United States Coast Guard veteran, and a licensed Private Investigator. He is also a qualified expert witness in court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.Register ahead of time---space is limited!