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“Pulling It All Together”: Jewish Community Advocacy, Activism, & Fellowship in Central Illinois
Sunday, April 23 through Wednesday, May 31
“Pulling It All Together”: Jewish Community Advocacy, Activism, & Fellowship in Central Illinois  (Local Events)
Illinois History and Lincoln Collections: University of Illinois Main Library
Don't miss this exhibit at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collection. It is only on display until the end of May!
 
"Pulling It All Together”: Jewish Community Advocacy, Activism, & Fellowship in Central Illinois, 1959-1984 explores how small-town Jewish Illinoisans used identity-based organizations to participate politically and socially in the mid to late 1900s. This exhibit will be on display in the IHLC reading room from January-May 2023.
 
IHLC is located at the University of Illinois Main Library (1408 W Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL 61801) in room 324. The unit is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5 pm.



Unique Document Discoveries: CCGS Members
Tuesday, June 13
Unique Document Discoveries: CCGS Members  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Most genealogists are familiar with vital or census documents. While these documents are critical to our research, there are many unique documents that can help uncover information about our relatives. At this meeting we invite attendees to share images of unique or rare documents they have uncovered in their research. This could also be a document that added to their family story in an unexpected way. We look forward to hearing more about your document discovery!
 
Please email a scanned copy of the document that you would like to share to programs@ilccgs.org. We will put it up on the screen for you to discuss during the meeting.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
Note: This meeting will not be recorded.


Champaign County History Museum History Talk: 100 Years of Illini Hillel
Thursday, June 15
Champaign County History Museum History Talk: 100 Years of Illini Hillel  (Local Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Illini Hillel, 503 E John St, Champaign, IL
The Champaign County History Museum is hosting Erez Cohen for their June History Talk. For more details about this presentation as well as many others, check out their website: https://www.champaigncountyhistory.org/talks.
 
"Erez Cohen, Executive Director of Illini Hillel tells the story of the historic organization and its founders.

Erez Cohen, Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the first Hillel in the world, will walk us through 100 years of the history of Hillel through the experiences of its (Jewish and non-Jewish) founders, students and community members. We will learn about important figures in the Champaign-Urbana community who helped support the establishment and growth of the Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus. We will see the impact that Hillel had on the Jewish community and Champaign County as a whole."



June Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, June 21
June Research Discussion Hour  (Virtual)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Here's your chance to visit with your fellow genealogists and find out what they are currently researching. It is also an opportunity to pick their brains for ideas on how to get over any brick walls you may be encountering.  Put on your genealogy hat and "Zoom" into a fun hour with other genealogy enthusiasts!
 
Make sure to submit your genealogy questions or research challenge to programs@ilccgs.org or in the Research Question thread, under the Forums tab on the website's homepage (members).  Priority will be given to questions received in advance.
 
Please use the following link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udOisqTgjGdzd0QXvm0TTSuSQv7boxV5x
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded



The History of Urbana’s Illinois Theatre (1908 – 1927) presented by Perry Morris
Tuesday, July 11
The History of Urbana’s Illinois Theatre (1908 – 1927) presented by Perry Morris  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Researching buildings where your family members spent time or worked can provide you with a great deal of context when performing your family history research. The Champaign County Genealogical Society will host Perry Morris, CCGS President and Champaign County History Museum Vice President for an encore presentation of “The History of Urbana’s Illinois Theatre (1908-1927).
 
“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.
 
This event is being produced by the Champaign County Genealogical Society in partnership with the Urbana Free Library.  This event is also being co-sponsored by the Champaign County History Museum.
 
Please use the following link to register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public. A recording of the event will be placed on both the CCGS website in the Members section and on the CCHM's YouTube channel.


July Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, July 19
July Research Discussion Hour  (Virtual)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Here's your chance to visit with your fellow genealogists and find out what they are currently researching. It is also an opportunity to pick their brains for ideas on how to get over any brick walls you may be encountering.  Put on your genealogy hat and "Zoom" into a fun hour with other genealogy enthusiasts!
 
Make sure to submit your genealogy questions or research challenge to programs@ilccgs.org or in the Research Question thread, under the Forums tab on the website's homepage (members).  Priority will be given to questions received in advance.
 
Please use the following link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscO2uqj0oE9P50SlQiBZGboqlr71Cv5pJ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded


CCHM History Talk: Illinois at the End of the Ice Age: Champaign's Earliest Inhabitants07202023
Thursday, July 20
CCHM History Talk: Illinois at the End of the Ice Age: Champaign's Earliest Inhabitants07202023  (Local Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Champaign Public Library
The Champaign County History Museum is hosting John M. Lambert for their July History Talk. For more details about this presentation as well as many others, check out their website: https://www.champaigncountyhistory.org/talks.
 
"John M. Lambert describes the earliest Native American inhabitants of Champaign County and their way of life.

Rapid environmental change in the western Great Lakes at the end of the last Ice Age (the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene) led to the development of multiple productive ecosystems which would have been a major draw for hunter-gatherers. Illinois was at the center of these changes, and documentation of avocational and public collections for early fluted points from the western Great Lakes signals a substantial Clovis and later Folsom occupation that spanned much of Indiana, Illinois, and the southern half of Wisconsin.

How these earliest human groups in Illinois made a living, how they moved around the landscape, what they ate, and how they organized themselves socially are all active areas of research that the archaeological record of Champaign County and surrounding areas can shed light on. As more modern environments developed during the Early Holocene, the archaeological record suggests the development of an increasingly dynamic, but relatively open social landscape that predates the onset of demographic packing, more fixed territories, and lower levels of group mobility. The scale and directionality of lithic transport varies in important ways across the region, providing insight into the spatial dimension of early social systems in the Midwest."




Railroad History and Railroad Records: Methods for Tracking presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
Tuesday, August 8
Railroad History and Railroad Records: Methods for Tracking presented by Paula Stuart-Warren  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Champaign County Genealogical Society is proud to announce that we will host Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA this August.
 
Did great-grandpa or another family member traverse this nation as he worked for the railroad? For which railroad did they work? Where did it run? Are there railroad records which may provide personal details? Visuals and references demonstrate the wealth of historical materials available all across the U.S. and in many Illinois locations. The railroads helped to develop places and other businesses. When this lecture is over you will know where to turn to find out more about the railroad, its records, and where to find them. The presentation is accompanied by an extensive handout.
 
This event is co-sponsored by The Champaign County History Museum and the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library. This event is free and open to the public. A recording of the presentation will be made available to CCGS members for a limited time following the event. We encourage all members to attend this meeting live if possible.
 
Registration details coming soon!