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.

Woodlawn Cemetery Stone Damage

In July during a storm, a large tree limb fell damaging several headstones in Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana Illinois.  The damage occurred in Section 3 east of the road.  The transcription for this section was published in the CCGS Quarterly volume 35 number 2 and the photos are available on Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project.  One never knows when damage might occur which is why projects to transcribe and photograph stones are important.

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.