Commission only collects books or publishes documents that will help community members or visitors in researching their family connections with Algonquin.
Commission searches for original sourcesof information. All visitors should be aware there are sources of information about the history of Algonquin that are erroneous, i.e. Naming of the Village after Indian Tribe. Village was named after a boat that sailed on the Great Lakes.
100 Archaeological Prehistory and Native American (Potawatomi)
200 History of Algonquin and Early Pioneers of Algonquin Area
County and Township Histories, Local Historical Publications, Diaries, Family Histories, Directories, Census and Indexes of Algonquin Families,
Plat Books, Historical Maps of Algonquin, Pioneer Dairies and Letters
300 Local Historical Topics
400 History of Algonquin Hill Climbs
Photographs, Race Results, National Magazine Reprints, National
Advertisements, Chicago and Local Newspaper Articles
500 Local Government Records
First Board Minutes (1890-1898), Surveys
Old Town Survey, Tax Records for Old Town Properties
Reports and Documents from Village Board