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 http://genealogyresearchnetwork.com/.