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Mike Karsen – Liven Up Your Family History With Images

June 5, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)


A family history can contain phenomenal research with every event documented with precision, but yet no one is interested in reading it.  This is a likely outcome when the history consists mainly of names, dates and text.  If we want our painstaking work to be appreciated, it needs to be a vehicle for “time travel,” taking us back to the days when our grandparents and great-grandparents lived and raised their families. The use of contemporary images can bring histories to life and make the stories real. Learn how to “liven up” your family history with images of people, places, and events that will make the reader keep turning the pages to be drawn back in time.

Karsen Mike 2014Mike Karsen is a popular speaker on genealogy who has presented over 300 talks locally, nationally, and internationally, including several at International Conferences on Jewish Genealogy. He is Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.  His publications include the “Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland” on JewishGen.

Special Feature
Pop-Up Exhibit of Family History Books, Booklets and Scrapbooks created by members of the Society, open from 12:30 to 4 pm. More details here

Annual Meeting
Before the program there will be a short annual meeting with elections of officers and board members for the coming year.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.



June 5, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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