Genealogy & Local History

“Who Do You Think You Are” Returns to NBC

The popular genealogy tv show is moving from TLC back to network tv on NBC with this upcoming season. The ...
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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:

Beyond the Charts: The Importance of History in Family History
Sunday, August 11, 2-3:30 pm
Area historian and retired history teacher, Craig Pfannkuche, will discuss the importance of doing family history research beyond simple genealogy. Using examples from his own family history, Craig will show us how to fill in the gaps between the dates. Bring some of your own stories to share as we place our families in history. 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.