THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY
 

Artist, Author, Historian, & Preservationist

Author and artist Karen Kiaer is an 11th generation Ingersoll and Chapter Historian of the Shelter Island Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Karen won a preservation project award from the DAR for her restoration work of gravestones and monuments on Shelter Island, NY and wrote a detailed  account of the Ingersolls in her new book available on Amazon.

 
 
press

Touching History: Shelter Island Reporter, Jul 2019  

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Friday Night Dialogues: Karen Kiaer on Family Genealogy, SI Reporter, Dec 2018 

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Finding a Family Hidden in the Past, Shelter Island Reporter, Aug 2018  

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Lifestyles of Shelter Island's Rich and Famous, Shelter Island Reporter, Apr 2018  

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DAR, Preserving Historic Gravestones, American Spirit, Nov 2017   

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Stone after Stone: Who's Who in Cemetery, Shelter Island Reporter, Feb 2015 

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DAR, Historical Society Push to Preserve Gravestones, SI Reporter, Jun 2013  

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testimonials

"In her book Ancestors Through My Eyes, Karen Kiaer shows us how geneaology and its pursuit can bring the past alive--in this case, her own family's history. She deftly provides the historical contexts in which the generations of her ancestors lived. Hers is a colorful journey of discovery worth taking!

"Karen Kiaer brings her ancestors to life in this engaging story which focuses on the Ingersoll family of western Massachusetts and southwestern Michigan.

 

Perhaps the most fun is following her through graveyards, courthouses and an old tavern or two as she takes the reader back to the early seventeenth century and up to 1972 with more recent recollections of her beloved grandmother, "Cracker."

 

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the Indian Wars, the Gilded Age and other eras, Kiaer beautifully evokes the varied lives of her ancestors."

- Archer Brown, SI Reporter

- Jeffrey J. Keenan, Amazon Book Review

 
events

Sat Nov 2nd 2:00 pm

Great Barrington Historical Society

St. James Place, 252 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 

PAST events

Wed Feb 13th 12:30 

Manhattan DAR  -  National Arts Club, Gramercy Park South, NYC

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DAR Southold  -  NY Public Library

539 1st Street, Greenport, LI, NY

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Fri March 22nd 11:00 am 

DAR Pasadena  -  Women's City Club 160 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 

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Sun Apr 7th 1:00 pm 

SAR Long Island Chapter - 131 Carlton Ave, East Islip, NY 

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Karen Kiaer

New York, NY & Shelter Island, NY 

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