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 invite you to join us.

Upcoming CCGS Meetings

Upcoming meeting dates, topics, and registration for virtual meetings can be accessed by clicking here.

March Meeting - The Journey of Mollie's War

On Tuesday March 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, CCGS will host an Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau presentation entitled, The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII by Cyndee Schaffer.
Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was a member of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs), who were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. It details Mollie’s experiences from basic training in Florida in October 1943 to the dramatic moment when the Statue of Liberty came into view upon her return in November 1945.
The Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau invites Illinois authors, artists, and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs of high quality to their communities for a modest fee.
Advanced registration is required. Use this link to register for the March 9th Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This email should be saved and will contain the direct link for the meeting on the 9th.
This event is free and open to the public.

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