12/06/18 4:30pm

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Ms. Kiaer will discuss family genealogy 101 at the next Friday Night Dialogues.

“But everyone has a story,” Karen Kiaer shot back when asked if all family histories are as fascinating as her own. 

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09/01/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Ms. Malcolmson first came to Shelter Island in 1969 and decided back then that she would write a book someday about her experiences.

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Ms. Malcolmson first came to Shelter Island in 1969 and decided back then that she would write a book someday about her experiences.

On Sunday, September 2, the Shelter Island Historical Society will host an art show and book signing from 4 to 6 p.m. The authors featured will be Karen Kiaer, whose book, “Ancestors Through My Eyes,” was the subject of a profile in the Reporter earlier this month (“Finding a family hidden in the past,” August 9) and Diana Malcolmson, well-known to generations of Islanders who have learned to ride at her horse farms. The art exhibit will feature Ms. Malcolmson’s equestrian paintings, which beautifully illustrate the story she unfolds in her book, “For the Love of Horses.”

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08/09/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

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Author Karen Kiaer in Hadley, Massachusetts at the grave of Governor John Webster, her grandfather 10 generations removed.

This past year, Island resident Karen Kiaer undertook what she describes as a “labor of love.”

The result is “Ancestors Through My Eyes,” a nonfiction book describing her journey unearthing stories of her Ingersoll ancestors, following 10 generations of family members as they traveled through Massachusetts, Michigan and New York. (more…)