Mike  Karsen  
                            Professional Speaker 

Helping People to "Create, Preserve & Share"
their Family Legacy



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In the News


In The Media

News Articles

6 August 2008 Windy City
DNA testing: a new tool in Jewish genealogy" by Alicia Barney to view

1 August 2008 Chicago Jewish News
Cover Story: Who Do You Come From?" By Pauline Dubkin Yearwood to view

1 August 2008 Chicago Jewish News
A look at the conference" By Pauline Dubkin Yearwood
to view

22 June 2008 Lake County Journals
       "Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts to host genealogy program by Dani Schwigert
            to view


Public Appearances

1. Mike was interview on WCEV Radio in Chicago on 14 November 2008. He was interview by Lucyna Migala the station's Program Director.

2.  Mike appeared on Public Access TV in Fairfax County, VA in Spring 2007. The shows can be viewed:

3. Mike appeared on the BBC Genealogy Series Family Ties (Series 2): The Man From MARS which aired in January 2006. He also served as a consultant to the producer who was researching his Chicago roots.
4. Mike was interviewed on Quincy, Illinois Radio Station WGEN on 14 October 2005. For except of that interview click here.
5. Mike's lecture "Genealogy Made Easy" was recorded by WBEZ (Public Radio in Chicago) on 9 May 2006 at the Palatine Public Library and is offered as a free podcast. http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=7902


Publications (click to view)

Chicago Naturalization Records, Morasha, Fall 2014

Using FTM to Publish Your Family History, Morasha, January 2002

Death Records as the Foundation of Your Research, Morasha, Fall 2002

Playing Jewish Geography with your Ancestors, JUF News, April 2004

Playing Jewish geography in cyberspace,
JUF News, September 2004 (unedited text)

Playing Jewish geography in cyberspace,
JUF News, September 2004 (scanned)

Mike is also the author of the new website Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland which can be found at www.JewishGen.org/Infofiles/Chicago.


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