Local History & Genealogy

Upcoming Genealogy Events:

Genealogy Interest Group
Sunday, February 26, 1:30-3 pm
Meeting Room North
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Online Genealogy Library Resources:


Genealogical research; only available in the Library.


Genealogical research, with a military focus.

Heritage Quest

Genealogical research.

Illinois Digital Archives

Digital archives of local history.

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.