Karen is the President and General Counsel of Adventures In Ancestry, Inc. Born and raised in Alhambra (California), her ancestors were pioneers of that city. She first became interested in genealogy when her fifth-grade class was asked to prepare reports on their family history. She brought in books on local history to share with the class.
Karen has B.A. and J.D. degrees from the California State University and UCLA. Following a career as a family law and business litigation attorney, she became a professional genealogist. Karen found her formal training in legal research to be directly applicable to family history research. She spent several years as a supervisor at the Los Angeles Family History Center.
Karen has taught courses and given lectures on Canadian genealogy research. She is a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Canada), the New England Historical Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the California State Bar.
Karen's family history currently covers 1,819 individuals and is supported by over 529 source documents. Her main ancestral lines are OLSON, MILLER, NOBLE, BALDWIN, STAHELI, DETWILLER, HANSEN, and PETTITE. Karen also developed the 503-person John F. Kennedy family history that is included with A&D.
Karen's other interests include cooking, vegetable gardening, reading
novels (e.g., Grisham), and owls.
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