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Levi Strauss:  It’s All in the "Genes"
This lecture focuses on the life of one of California”s most well known pioneers.  Levi Strauss was a prominent businessman and philanthropist both in the Jewish community and to the general public in the San Francisco Bay area.  From modest beginnings, born to a Jewish family in Europe, Levi Strauss arrived in the United States to find his fortune.  He will always be remembered for his charity, as well as for his fashion-world “jeans” and the legacy he left to the American west.

Michael L. Strauss is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a resident of Utah.  He holds a B.A. in History and is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and a licensed private investigator in Virginia.  He is a qualified expert witness in estate matters in court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia.  Additionally, he is an approved genealogist with the U.S. Army to locate DNA-qualified persons for MIA service members from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II.  Michael was the film historian for the 2014 film "Finding Vivian Maier."  Visit his site at

Oct 18, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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