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.

Happy 50th Anniversary

24 April 1969 Courier NewspaperThe Champaign County Genealogical Society is 50 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".

Upcoming Genealogy Workshop

Beginning Genealogy Workshop: Working with Sources
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
                210 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois

Locating records to prove our genealogy facts can be the most exciting part of compiling family history! In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to begin exploring your family history and how to use sources as evidence to support genealogical research. We will also learn about the local, state, and national resources available to family historians. Workshop will be taught by Donica Martin, Archives Librarian.

This is a FREE WORKSHOP, however, registration is required. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

To register, please call the Champaign County Historical Archives at 217-367-4025, stop by the Archives, or register online through the Library’s online calendar.

Find us on Facebook

  Follow CCGS on facebook.