German Study Group “Life in rural Germany around 1900”

Members and visitors are welcome to join this group! Our March 5, 2022 meeting will be held via Zoom. To register for this meeting or if you have questions, please send an email to Del at

Presentation title                                                                                                                                         You know when and where they lived; I’ll tell you how they lived.                                                         Life in rural Germany around 1900

The LCGS German Study Group is very fortunate this month to have Ingeborg Carpenter as their speaker. Born and raised in Germany, Ingeborg started her journey into family history many years ago.  She continues to research her own family in Germany, and the family of her Scots-Irish husband in the US.  Ingeborg is especially interested in the social history of our ancestors, with a focus on women, and loves to tell the stories of their lives, of where they lived and how they lived, and of how the vagaries of history affected their personal circumstances.  In addition to lectures she translates historical documents, and teaches the Old German script, Kurrent.

Ingeborg is a board member of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society, (SGGS),  of the Sacramento Turn Verein and is President of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP).

She received her MA in German Language and Literature, and her teaching credential, from California State University, Sacramento. She is also a proud veteran of the US Air Force.


Ingeborg Carpenter


Study Group Leader: Del Ritchhart <german@lcgsco.orgFor more up to date information, contact Del

Meetings:  The study group meets on the 1st Saturday at 10:30 AM.