“Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without”.
Presenter: Ingeborg Carpenter
October 22 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Mountain Time Zone – Online and English
The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America (COPALAM) will be presenting a half-day Fall Seminar with Ingeborg Carpenter. Her topic will be “Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without”. It appears that our German ancestors had a gadget or thingmajig that made every chore more efficient. Some of these items will wrinkle your brow, others will make you laugh, and almost all will elicit surprise. Learn how they lived through the tools they used. Fee charged. Registration opens on July 11, 2022.
Ms. Carpenter was born and raised in Germany and
started her journey into family history many years ago. She
continues to research her own family in Germany, plus the family
of her Scots-Irish husband in the United States. She received her
M.A. in German Language and Literature, and her teaching
credentials, from the California State University, Sacramento. She
is also a proud veteran of the US Air Force.
She is especially interested in the social history of our
ancestors, with a focus on women, and loves to tell stories of their
lives, where and how they lived, and how the vagaries of history
affected their personal circumstances. In addition to lectures, she
translates historical documents, and teaches the Old German
She is a board member of the Sacramento German Genealogical Society (SSGS), the
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP), and the Sacramento Turn Verein.