Welcome to CCGS

The Champaign County Genealogical Society (CCGS) welcomes new members whether they are researching extensively in Champaign County, Illinois, or have no ancestors at all to research in our county.  The Society promotes genealogical and historical research and aids in the publication, dissemination, and preservation of genealogical and historical material.  We welcome you to join us.

At the Last General Membership Meeting

Have you needed to find out when births were first recorded in Champaign County? Do you want to learn more about court records or cemeteries?  At the July general membership meeting, Candace Wilmot helped answer these questions by showing us how to use the FamilySearch wiki.  She demonstrated how to search the wiki, navigate the pages, and add content to a topic. 
The FamilySearch wiki can be accessed at: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page

Happy 45th Anniversary

24 April 1969 Courier NewspaperThe Champaign County Genealogical Society is 45 years old this year.  It all started with the initial genealogy meeting scheduled for Friday April 25, 1969.  The April 24, 1969 edition of the Champaign-Urbana Courier newspaper announces the meeting and program planned (image on the right).  The meeting was held at the church at Sixth and Daniel Streets.  Charles Claybaugh spoke about "What's of Interest to Genealogists in the State Capital".  It was the interest in genealogy and commitment of dedicated individuals that started CCGS.