Genealogy & Local History

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Sound Research Practices
Sunday, June 24, 2-3 pm
If you’re a beginning genealogist or have ever scratched your head trying to identify a document in your old research files, this session is for you. Ginger Frere will share the basics of evaluating a document, the information it contains, and how to cite sources. Resources to guide you in becoming a better genealogist will also be discussed.

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.