Local History & Genealogy

Upcoming Genealogy Events:

Genealogy Interest Group
Sunday, July 23, 2-3:30 pm
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Register to attend.

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Online Genealogy Library Resources:

Ancestry Library Edition

Search genealogical documents including census, immigration, birth, and death records.


Access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of veterans.

Heritage Quest

Search genealogical documents including city directories, census, immigration, and death records.

Illinois Digital Archives

Digital archives of local and regional history. Includes Cary Cemetery gravestone photos.

Additional Online Resources:

Family Search

Find A Grave

McHenry County Genealogical Society

Illinois Genealogical Society

Local History Collection:

Items in our local history collection include Cary-Grove High School yearbooks (years 1968, 1972-present), Cary veteran photo compilation, Cary Garden Club records, Cary Cemetary gravestone photos, and more.