Delivering the Mail: Records of the United States Post Office

Michael L. Strauss, AG
Sep 9, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Brief Timeline of Dates
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Official Personnel Files
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Confederate Post Office
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Railway Postal Service
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Congressional Series
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The Official Register
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
1m 59s

About this webinar

The United States Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 to the Second Continental Congress; where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. Officially created in 1792; and elevated to a cabinet department in 1872; and changed in 1971 to an official Government agency. These records are an overlooked genealogical source to locate family members who may have worked with the postal system.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Michael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualifi
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  1. RD
    Rosalyn Dowling
    3 months ago

    Michael’s US mail presentation was excellent! First opportunity to hear a presentation on this subject. A lot of great information that will be very useful! Thank you, Michael & Marian!

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  2. DL
    Dennese Link
    3 months ago

    Very informative.

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  3. KM
    Kristi Marshall
    3 months ago

    Excellent content! Really valuable guidance. Well done!

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  4. JH
    Joanne Howard
    3 months ago

    I have a ancestor who was a post master in Maryland. I will see what information I can obtain as a result of this presentation. Mr. Strauss’ presentation was excellent as well as handout.

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  5. JK
    Jill Knight
    3 months ago

    Great information. My 2x great grandfather was the post master in Stringtown, Hays county, Texas.

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  6. SB
    Sandra Bernard
    3 months ago

    Michael Strauss always has fabulous webinars, very interesting and informative! Thank You!

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  7. RY
    Robert Yingling
    3 months ago

    Interesting but since I hever had relatives who were involved with the post office, not very helpful but I did enjoy the webinar

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  8. GL
    Graham Lowe
    3 months ago

    Michael, thank you for another fantastic presentation that is packed with a lot of historical information and, more importantly, numerous references to source records!!!

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