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.

Extended Archive Hours

The Champaign County Historical Achives is open Wednesday evenings.  The new Wednesday hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Patrons now have more opportunities for research.

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.