Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday - German for Genealogists

Sacramento area genealogists will be very thankful when they read the following announcement from Shirley Riemer, Der Blumenbaum editor of the Sacramento German Genealogical Society.

At the Sacramento Turn Verein, we’re offering a new course through our German Language School titled “German for Genealogists.” Obviously, this eight-week course will interest people who are either thinking about pursuing their German ancestry or those who are already engaged in German family research.

About the Course
Title: “German for Genealogists”
Date:  Mondays, starting January 9th ending February 27, 2012 (8 weeks)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location:  Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J Street, Sacramento
Cost: $80.00
Sign up: appear for registration at the Turn Verein around 10 a.m. on Monday, January 9th

About the Instructor
The course will be taught by Ingeborg Carpenter, a native German who has, for many years, been immersed in German genealogy and in German-to-English translations of ancestral documents. A California-certified teacher of German, she has just recently created this specialized course, based on the huge interest in German genealogy that she has encountered. This teacher of German is the “go-to” person in Sacramento when it comes to questions of the German language as used in German records. Her education in both German and U.S. universities gives her a wide and deep understanding of our German ancestors’ lives.

Most Americans of German descent face as their main obstacle to pursuing their ancestry the lack of knowledge of German.  Besides the language, another problem is learning where to find German records and how to interpret them. In short, this course can be a lucky break for those who want to pursue their German roots, but who don’t read German.

If you have questions about the course, send an email to Shirley Riemer at and your message will be directed to the appropriate person for response.

If this activity happens not to interest you, please consider sending it along to a friend or family member who would appreciate receiving it. We’re excited about it – we’ve never heard of an offering like this – anywhere! Bet you’ve never heard of it either!

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

1 comment:

  1. Oh man! I wish I lived closer!
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)


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