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.
 


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Volunteers Needed

The Champaign County Genealogical Society seeks current members who will volunteer and serve on the Executive Board or a Standing Committee. The open positions are the 1st Vice-President, Assistant Editor of the Quarterly, and Webmaster.  The position descriptions and who to contact are as follows:
 
The 1st Vice-President serves as the program chairperson and is a member of the Executive Board.  The 1st Vice-President is the point of contact for the Programs Committee.  The committee will be made up of volunteers and will schedule and coordinate speakers for the regular CCGS monthly meetings.  The 1st VP–Programs will coordinate CCGS member volunteers for Research Night at the Archives in the Urbana Free Library on the second Wednesday of each month.  Also, the position will assume the duties of the President in the event of his/her absence or resignation.  As a board member, the 1st VP–Programs must attend Board meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of the odd months and report on the Program Committee progress.  Interested members can send an inquiry to webmaster@ilccgs.org
 
The Assistant Editor of the Quarterly works on the CCGS Quarterly produced 4 times a year.  Tasks include: updating the meeting and board member pages, obtaining articles from members, writing articles as needed, scanning photos and documents, and proofing the quarterly after it is assembled by editor.  The Assistant Editor of the Quarterly may need to attend the Board meetings when needed.  Members who would like to serve as the Assistant Editor should contact Karla at kjeanne1@outlook.com
 
The Webmaster maintains the Society website, adds new content, posts the Quarterly and email members, plus, monitors and manages the webmaster email address.  The Society uses EasyNetSites which provides templates which allows for easy webpage creation and editing.  Members who want to serve do not need programming capabilities but must have good word processing and computer skills.  Members should contact webmaster@ilccgs.org if they are interested in the position.


Research Night at the Archives with CCGS

On the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., a member of the Champaign County Genealogical Society (CCGS) will be available to provide assistance to any researcher.   Please stop by the Archives in the Urbana Free Library on any of the following nights for genealogy assistance:
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 14, 2017
Every Wednesday the Archives is open from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Archives staff will assist researchers.  However on the second Wednesday of the month, a CCGS member is available to provide additional assistance from 7:00-8:30.


Quarterly Every-Name Index Update

Currently, each CCGS quarterly has an index in the issue by last name.  A project is underway by CCGS members to create an every-name index for all CCGS quarterlies.  Already volumes 1 and 2 have been indexed and the index is available under the "Research" menu option.