Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Rasmussen Room
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

The Schaumburg Township District Library is delighted to welcome back Larry Nerge, a direct descendent of the area’s rural German families.

In this interactive workshop, he will guide you through his explorations, techniques, methods of sharing his finds, and observations of the family relationships of our German predecessors.

Larry has been researching his family history for 42 years and has compiled a database of over 141,000 individuals.  His ancestors came from Schaumburg, Germany and he has traced many of his direct and indirect German families going back 300 to 400 years.  Moving forward in America, he has tied together the German families in our area.

It is a wonderful opportunity to learn, ask questions, share your genealogy and, possibly, meet up with some of the branches of your family tree.  We hope to see you there!

To register, please go to the library’s event page.

For additional info, contact Jane Rozek, Local History Librarian at or 847-923-3331.


  1. Heidi Kerans Says:

    I wish I could be there. Do you know who I should contact for trip to Schaumburg area in Germany? I would love to visit the places I researched for Spring Valley. Would have to save for years to do it.

    • jrozek Says:

      Hello Heidi,

      The Village of Schaumburg’s Sister Cities Commission sponsors a trip to Germany every few years that citizens are welcome to join. The last time they offered the trip was in 2017. Keep an eye out in the Cracker Barrel, which is the village’s newsletter, for any mention of a trip. They are always looking for people to attend!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

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