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 or using the "Meetings/Events" menu on the left.

Membership Benefits

Join CCGS and receive the following benefits as a CCGS member: access to all quarterlies, webinar archives, presentation materials, and the Champaign County birth and death records. For all of the benefits and how to join CCGS click here or the *Join CCGS* menu.
Attending our monthly meetings is free and open to the public. Members have access to several presentation recordings through our webinar archives. Below you will find a free, full presentation by our president, Perry Morris from July 11th, 2023 covering the history of the Illinois Theatre. Becoming a CCGS member would give you access to 25+ webinars and multiple valuable handouts. Consider becoming a member today.
Note: This presentation was edited for time, sound, and to protect the privacy of our members.
Presentation Description: “Local theatre historian Perry Morris will present a survey of the history of Urbana’s Illinois Theatre (1908 – 1927). The complex story of the theatre runs from its beginning as a community-wide effort to build a new “opera house” in Urbana, to performances by some of the most recognizable theatrical names of the day, to the ugly last few years when it was owned by the Ku Klux Klan. All phases are covered in this exhibit as history includes events that are quite unpleasant but must not be ignored to fully understand where we came from.”-Champaign County History Museum History Talks.

CCGS Appears on ciLiving

CCGS President and Vice-President appeared on ciLiving. Watch the interview, click here.

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CCGS is an Associate Member of ISGS