Genealogy & Local History

We are now a FamilySearch Affiliate!! BUT you MUST be inside the Library to view such records. What do you need to do? First and ...
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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:
GIG: Genealogy Interest Group
Sunday, June 9, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your questions, bring your laptop, or use one of ours, you will have time to do some of your own work during our session.

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.