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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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…)