Postmasters, Carriers and Railway Clerks: Genealogy Records of the USPS
- Presenter: Michael Strauss
- Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
- Time: 7:00 PM CST
- Webinar Description: Was your ancestor a mail carrier? Did they serve as postmaster? The Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. The Postal Service was officially created in 1792, elevated to a cabinet department in 1872, and finally transformed in 1971 to an official government agency. Records of the United States Post Office are an overlooked genealogical pathway worth the effort to search. Many details about family
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