Research - Genealogy & Local History

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Provides access to more than 2 billion names, census records, military records, court, land and probate records, and passenger lists. Content added daily.

Search over a billion names and images online.

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

Assembles U.S. federal census, banking and military records, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

Search statewide databases for marriages, deaths, veterans, land tract sales and more.

Compiles links to local resources including cemeteries, churches, court records, obituaries, and more.

This group meets at the Wauconda Area Library bi-monthly.  See our quarterly newsletter for dates and times.

Learn about the area’s history and help preserve the Andrew C. Cook House museum.