That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors

Michael L. Strauss, AG
Dec 19, 2018
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Philippine Insurrection
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Record of Events
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Ainsworth List
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Bookmark Notation
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Register of Enlistments
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Pension Files
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Census Records
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Marine Corps
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Cutter Service
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Veterans Organizations
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State/Local Resources
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Minorities and Women
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Headstone Applications
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Case Study
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the United States from a developing nation into a global power. Discover your ancestors that served in the war with Spain along with records of the Boxer Rebellion (1900) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) in which United States troops participation on land and sea. This lecture focuses on the many records at the National Archives and other research facilities covering all three military conflicts.

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. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago


    10 stars! Excellent materials and enthusiasm!

    Absolutely excellent!


    Amazing webinar

    Amazing! This makes me want to find a Spanish-American veteran and follow the records.

    As always, another great webinar from Michael Looking forward to Korea and Vietnam in 2019, Vietnam was my war! Thanks for top quality presentations!

    Awesome presentation

    Awesome Webinar!!

    Awesome! Can’t wait to look at the syllabus & his other (previous) webinars!

    Best Christmas present ever – now to check out those bookmark notations.



    Excellent data examples. Makes clear the difference between the Spanish American War and the followup outbracks with Spain. Thanks for all the wonderful webinars.

    Excellent presentation. Strauss’ enthusiasm is contagious.

    EXCELLENT! One of the best presentations. Will look for others by Michael.

    Excellent! So much good, useful information! Michael’s enthusiasm is infectious! Thank you!


    Fantastic presentation!! My grandfather supposedly fought in the Spanish American War in Cuba but I have spent years trying to prove this fact, This presentation has renewed my interest with some new sources.

    Fantastic webinar giving me lots of ideas for chasing up my relatives military service.

    good information – will find it useful


    great fun to hear a speaker so enthusiastic about the subject.

    Great history lesson with a big helping of genealogy. Thanks for all you do. Have a great Holiday season.

    great info on how to find these types of records.

    Great information

    Great information to find out more about one’s military service

    Great information! I had no idea there was so much out there.

    Great Presentation!

    great speaker

    Great tips on how to access records! Thanks!

    Great. For these wars, I had no prior knowledge. Boy this sure opened up many avenues. He is a great speaker.

    I have some records of my g-grandfather’s service in this war. This was very helpful!

    I have to look at his Civil War web’s.

    I loved the obvious infectious passion the speaker had for his subject and the breadth of search techniques he shared with someone like me, a beginner.

    I shied away from military research forever. But I had a chance to hear Michael Strauss a couple of times this year. Now, I will listen to anything he lectures about. Awesome.

    I was caught up in this webinar from very early on. I could not leave my computer for any reason!! It was so very very interesting. Thank you so much for so much quality.

    I’m going to have to dig up someone else’s ancestors to be able to use all I’m learning.

    Lots of information

    Love the History. Excellent presentation. Learned so much. Enjoyed the Presenter. Excellent Syllabus.

    Michael is hands down one of the best!

    Michael is so knowledgeable! What a wonderful webinar!!!

    More by this presenter please.

    My wife Lynn had a grand uncle who served in the Spanish American with Teddy Roosevelt. Born nearby in Chatham Ontario.

    one of the best webinars you have ever had in the 4 or 5 years I have been watching!

    Outstanding webinar on the Spanish America War research of our ancestors.

    really a 6 out of 5

    SO MUCH valuable information and insight!

    This guy is fantastic. One of the BEST webinars I have heard!! I love his excitement about all aspects of this war. It is infectious and I can’t wait to check out some of these records. Can’t wait to print out his syllabus and get to work on some of the resources he provided GREAT JOB !!!

    this was great, gave me more places to check

    Tremendously informative! Thank you for sharing your expertise!

    Very informative

    Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker. I appreciate his insight into the military records and taking another look at my Revolutionary and Civil War ancestors.

    Wonderful webinar on the Spanish War

    Worth it for any military service!


    WOW with the information and the presentation


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