Karen Krugman

4890 Wye Oak Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301

Phone: 248.670.1243

Business Phone: 248.670.1243 (C)
Email: speakerATmiprofgenieDOTcom
URL: http://miprofgenie.com/Welcome.html

Contact between 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m EST


  • Female Ancestors
  • Sourcing
  • Internet Genealogy
  • Long Distance Genealogy

  • All talks given with a unique perspective not usually found in genealogical speakers!

  • Lectures:

  • Colonial Research in America
    Talk focuses on the colonial era of our country. Explores online resources and what to expect when trying to locate colonial era records.

  • Thinking Outside The Box
    Five Steps to help you bring down those brick walls

  • Here Comes The Judge
    Talk showcases the holdings available when you visit the courthouse in the community your ancestor lived.

  • Common Sources In Uncommon Places
    Think you've looked everywhere for that marriage date or birthdate? Think again. This talk shows you some uncommon places you may not have thought of for locating dates! Available Jan 2014.

  • Taking The Mystery Out Of Your Mystery Ancestor
    No need for Sherlock Holmes with these five steps to help you uncover the identity of your mystery ancestor!

  • Extra!! Extra!! Read All About It
    There's more to newspapers than obituaries

  • Chasing Your Elusive Ancestor On the Internet
    Hints & ideas for chasing grandpa down on the internet.

  • Color Your Ancestor Alive!
    Bring your ancestors to life in color - add more than just names & dates to your genealogy files.

  • Cemetery Records - Dying to get in there!
    Reasons you need to check out the resting place of your ancestors.

  • Sourcing - Who Needs It, Anyway?
    Talk shows reasons why it is important for you to source your material.

  • So Your Female Ancestor Has No Surname?
    Female ancestors are the biggest brick wall most researchers face. This talk could give you the tools to break down that wall.

  • Researching There When You Are Here
    So All your ancestors aren't in Michigan? This talk will show you how to work around that.

  • STUMBLE - My Favorite Way To Find Ancestors
    How Stumbling helps me find my ancestors!

  • Finding That Ancestor You're Not So Proud of!
    We all have at least one, learn how to find the records that tell their story!

  • Where Do I Go From Here?
    A Beginners Intro Genealogy Class

    In Progress: There is always Something in process, so ask, and I may Customize a talk for your group.

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Travel and lodging expenses outside of Michigan
  • No home housing
  • All talks in KeyNote
  • Require table, extension cord and large screen or wall
  • Handouts supplied
  • Will supply tablet, projector & connections to your system
  • No trip fees for driveable travel

  • Previous Engagements:

  • Muskegon Genealogy Society 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Grand Traverse (Mi) Genealogy Soc. 2010 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • St. Joseph County Gen Soc.(Mi) 2014, 2015
  • Lapeer County Gen. Soc. (Mi)
  • Farmington Gen.Soc. (Mi)2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Waterford Genealogy Soc.(Mi) 2014, 2015
  • Western Wayne Gen. Society
  • Jackson County (MI) Genealogy Society
  • Genealogy Society of South Whidbey Island
  • Mayflower Society of Michigan
  • Library of Michigan Summer conference2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014
  • Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Troy Public Library, Troy, Michigan
  • Brighton Public Library, Genealogy Lock In Oct 2014, Brighton, Michigan
  • Niles Public Library, Niles, Michigan, All day seminar 2010
  • References and further listings available upon request

  • Bio:

    Karen Krugman has been researching since 1990, and professionally since 1998. She enjoys the challenge of Lineage Society research. Since 2002 she has been speaking to genealogy groups in the metro Detroit area as well as other areas of Michigan & Ohio. Her talks are given with a humorous spin that is unique to her. Societies she has held positions in include: research chair for the Detroit Society for Genealogical research, past Registrar of the Michigan UDC chapter, past president of the Ford Genealogy Club, a member of the Oakland County Genealogy Society and a six year volunteer at the Library of Michigan. She has written five books based on her family history research and was co-author of The Ford Family Cemetery book, which includes photos and other information on the cemetery where auto pioneer Henry Ford is buried. Currently Karen resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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