Mike  Karsen  
                            Professional Speaker 

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

 

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Summary of Venues Where Mike Has Spoken
 

Recent Lectures

Town & Country Public Library, Elburn Il. October, 2012
"
Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"
"The Musical 'Chicago" and All That Genealogical Jazz"

IAJGS 2012 Paris, July 2012
"My Cousin, The Gangster"
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

JGS Illinois, May 2012
"
Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"

Tinley Morraine Genealogy Society, May 2012
"My Cousin, The Gangster"

JGS SW Florida, March 2012
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

Elgin Genealogy Society, November 2011

"You CAN Pick Your Relatives"

Computer Assisted Genealogy Society of IL, September 2011
"The Musical 'Chicago" and All That Genealogical Jazz"

IAJGS 2011 Washington, DC, August 2011

"
Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"
"Liven Up Your Family History with Images"

Waterloo, IA Public Library, October 2010
"Genealogy Made Easy"
"Preserve Your Ancestor's Legacy: Write Their Life Story"

Czech-Slovak Genealogical Society, October 2010
"Write Your Family History NOW!"


Burlington County (WI) Genealogical Fair, October 2010
"Write Your Family History NOW!"
"Liven Up Your Family History with Images"

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 2010
"Preserve Your Ancestor's Legacy: Write Their Life Story"
"How to Create Your Family History"

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 2009"
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

Milwaukee County Genealogy Conference, April 2009
"Deep Roots: Creating Your Family Legacy"
"You Can Pick Your Relatives"

Four Arts Society, Palm Beach, Florida, January 2009
"Deep Roots: Creating Your Family Legacy"

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 2008
"How to Create Your Family History"
"The Musical 'Chicago" and All That Genealogical Jazz
"
"Preserve Your Ancestor's Legacy" Write Their Life Story"
"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland"

Berwyn Public Library, March 2008
"Genealogy Made Easy"

JGS Michigan, February 2008
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

JGS New York, December 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

JGS Long Island, December 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"


Italian Genealogy Group, November 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

Mount Prospect Public Library, November 2007

"Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"

Newberry Library, October 2007
"How to Create Your Family History"

Chicago Ridge Library, August 2007
"How to Create Your Family History"

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGG-NI), Sep 2007
"Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors' Arrival Records Online"

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"
"
Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"
"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland"

Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies, July, 2007
"Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors' Arrival Records Online"

Jewish Historical Society of Columbus, OH, April, 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

Milwaukee County Genealogy Conference, April 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"
"Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?"

Newberry Library, April 2007
"How to Write Your Family History" seminar

JGS Greater Washington (DC), March 2007
"Write Your Family History NOW!"

Tracing Your Family Roots Public Access TV Fairfax County, VA, March 2007
"Major Sources for Tracing Your Roots in Chicago"
"How to Write Your Family History
"

Oak Park Temple/West Suburban Temple Har Zion, Feb/March 2007
"Jewish Genealogy Class (4 week)"


JGS Colorado, December 2006

“Write Your Family History NOW!”

Crystal Lake Family History Fair, October 2006
 
”Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors’ Records Online”
 
Northbrook Historical Society, July 2006
“Bring Your Ancestors Back to Life”
  
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, April 2006
“Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland” (4 week class)
  
Newberry Library, April 2006
”Sex, Murder, and Genealogy?”

DuPage County Conference, February 2006
“How to Create Your Family History”

JGS Palm Beach County, January 2006
“Write Your Family History NOW!”

Honolulu County Genealogical Society (November 2005)
"Introduction to Jewish Genealogy"
“Write Your Family History NOW!”

Polish Genealogical Society Conference, September 2005
    “JewishGen: A Resource for the Jewish and Non-Jewish Researcher”
"How to Find Your European Ancestors’ Hometown”

"
How to Create Your Family History”

Tinley Moraine Genealogists Conference, April 2005

“Write Your Family History NOW!”

Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society,  March 2005

“Write Your Family History NOW!”
“Genealogists’ Higher Calling”     
 

 

Summary of Venues Where Mike Has Spoken

Conferences

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Conference, 2007, 2009
Crystal Lake Family History Fair, 2006
DuPage County Conference, 2006
Polish Genealogical Society Conference, 2005, 2008
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society, 2005
Tinley Moraine Genealogists Conference, 2005
Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies, 2004, 2007
Midwest Conference on Jewish Genealogy, 2004
Illinois State Genealogy Society, 2002

    * future

National/Local Lectures

Genealogy Societies (IL): CAGG-NI, Burlington Co (WI), Elgin, Fox Valley, JGS of Illinois, , NW Council of Genealogists, PIP (Woodridge), Schaumburg Library Genealogy Group, Illiana JGS, Chicago Genealogical Society, Lake County, McHenry County Genealogical Society, South Suburban Genealogy & Historical Society, Kankakee, DuPage County, Polish Genealogical Society of America, Tinley Moraine Genealogists, Czech & Slovak American Genealogy, Italian Genealogy Group, Genealogy Forum of Elmhurst*


Libraries (IL): Algonquin Area, Arlington Heights, Belleville, Berwyn, Chicago Ridge, Cook (Libertyville), Indian Trails (Wheeling), Lake Villa, LaSalle, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Orland Park, Prospect Heights, Quincy, Schaumburg, Waterloo (IA),Wilmette, Warrenville*

Senior Groups (IL): OCC Emeritus, Schaumburg Seniors, OASIS, North Shore Senior Singles, Deena Sisterhood, Wheeling AARP

Jewish Organizations (IL): JUF Professional Development Program, Congregation BJBE, Temple Or Shalom, Men's Club of Weinger JCC, Rishona Na'amat, Am Shalom, Beth Hillel Congregation B'nai Emunah, KAM, JUF Dialogue Groups, Congregation Beth Am (Buffalo Grove), West Suburban Temple Har Zion/Oak Park Temple, Maine Township Jewish Congregation, NA'AMAT USA (ILANA CLUB), Temple B'nai Yehuda Beth Shalom, Council of Jewish Elderly (CJE), Congregation Beth AM

Continuing Education: High School Districts 211 & 214, Oakton Community College, New Trier Extension, College of Lake County, Stevenson High School Odyssey Program

Other: Family History Center (Buffalo Grove, IL), Evanston Historical Society, Northbrook Historical Society, Family History Center (Naperville, IL), Des Plaines Historical Society

Beyond IL: Stone Avenue Temple (AZ), TIARA-Irish (MA)
Broward County JGS (FL), Boston JGS (MA), JGS Hawaii, Honolulu County Genealogical Society (Hawaii), JGS Palm Beach County (FL), Cherva Hadassah (FL), JGS Colorado, JGS Greater Washington (DC), JGS Columbus, OH,
Tracing Your Family Roots Public Access TV Fairfax County, VA, JGS NYC, JGS Long Island, JGS Michigan

   * future

Regular Teaching Programs

Newberry Library
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
 


 


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