If you’re just getting started researching your genealogy or family history, visit our webpage Welcome to Genealogy for helpful tips, forms, and links. We also have this information in a packet that you may request at the Service Center on your next visit to the Library.
Online genealogy library resources:
Access in the Library
Additional online resources:
- Family Search – A free personal account is needed to search thousands of worldwide databases. While many records are viewable from home, some have restricted access. CAPL is now an Affiliate Library and many of those records are accessible in the Library.
- Find A Grave – Volunteers worldwide have contributed to this collection of gravesite memorials.
- McHenry County Genealogical Society, including their Free Online Indexes
- McHenry County Historical Society Digital Newspaper Collection
- Illinois Genealogical Society