Genealogy & Local History

We are now a FamilySearch Affiliate!!

As of Monday 10 September 2018 the Cary Public Library has a whole new level of access to records on ...
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Genealogy 101

If you’re just getting started researching your genealogy, take a look at our webpage Welcome to Genealogy for helpful tips, forms, and links.

Upcoming Programs:

You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What? 
Sunday, February 17, 2-3:30 pm
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin focuses on how to get records for German towns and will discuss verifying location, finding historical jurisdictions, records for that town and more. Register to attend.

Online Genealogy Library Resources:


In Library Only!


Military Records

Heritage Quest



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.