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The Princess Theatre: Urbana's Longest-Running Movie Theatre
Tuesday, April 16
The Princess Theatre: Urbana's Longest-Running Movie Theatre  (Local Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Urbana Free Library-Lewis Auditorium

Calling all fans of movies, theatre, and Urbana history!

Local author and theatre historian and CCGS President, Perry Morris will discuss the history of the iconic Urbana building that once housed the Princess Theatre and is now home to Cinema Gallery. From the pioneering family who built the original opera hall to its evolution as a movie theatre, learn all about the history of this Main Street staple. There's even a Roger Ebert connection!

Perry is a co-author of the book, The Art Theatre: Playing Movies for 100 Years with Joe Muskin and Audrey Wells. He is an avid researcher of local theaters and maintains the website, C-Utheaterhistory.com, where he shares this research. Perry is President of the Champaign County Genealogical Society, Vice-President of the Champaign County History Museum, and has served on the boards of the Preservation and Conservation Association, the Art Film Foundation, the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, and the Champaign County Historical Society.

Note: This is an Urbana Free Library event. The Library is committed to making programs accessible for all. If you need an accommodation to attend a program, please let the Library know at least two weeks in advance. To request an accommodation, contact the Programming and Outreach Manager via email at programming@urbanafree.org or via phone at 217-367-4057.
 
Find more event information on the library's website


April Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, April 17
April 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/tZMrdOGurTIjGdPFHj8dKQD7ejyr4h7yLIce
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


CCGS Special Interest Group (SIG)
Sunday, April 21
CCGS Special Interest Group (SIG)  (Member Event)
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Urbana Free Library (UFL) - Satterthwaite Conference Room
The CCGS SIG will be a roundtable for members to collaborate with others on their tough genealogical problems and to learn or improve genealogical skills.


Quarterly Deadline: June Issue: The Railroad in Champaign County
Tuesday, April 30
Quarterly Deadline: June Issue: The Railroad in Champaign County  (Quarterly Deadline)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
Do you have an ancestor who worked for a railroad company? Do you have any of their employment records, photos, or stories?
The title of the June Quarterly will be The Railroad in Champaign County. Anything train related is welcome. Send articles on and photos of your railroad ancestors, interesting tidbits about the rail system, or humorous railroad advertisements.
 
Our editor, Anne Marie Fowler, is looking for submissions for the summer Quarterly by April 30th, 2024.
Content is always needed and appreciated. Please send questions and submissions to editor@ilccgs.org.



Women in Science. How I Used Genealogy to Solve a 200-Year-Old Mystery: Who was Margaret Bryan?
Tuesday, May 14
Women in Science. How I Used Genealogy to Solve a 200-Year-Old Mystery: Who was Margaret Bryan?  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Margaret Bryan, an educator and author who lived some 200 years ago in England, has long been one of the mystery women of science, about whom almost nothing was known. As headmistress of a boarding school for young ladies, she wrote two well-regarded textbooks on astronomy and physics intended for female readers, A compendious system of astronomy (editions in 1797, 1799 and 1805) and Lectures on natural philosophy (1806), along with a smaller volume, Astronomical and geographical class book for schools (1815. Despite over 200 years of interest in her and her life, however, no information had been available about when and where she was born, her maiden name and the names of her parents, husband, and children, and when and where she died.
 
This May the CCGS will welcome Greg S. Girolami, William and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Greg’s talk will be a detective story: it will describe how a small clue followed up with genealogical resources led to a trail of historical records that have – for the first time – brought Margaret Bryan out of the dark shadows in which she has been shrouded for two centuries.
 
Register in advance using the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcu-qqDkvHdFH0YK-1UsC4bYv6s2wpbqA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is co-sponsored by 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 following the event.


May Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, May 15
May 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.
 
Register in advance using the following link:
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.
 
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. 
 
This meeting will not be recorded.


CCGS Special Interest Group (SIG)
Sunday, May 19
CCGS Special Interest Group (SIG)  (Member Event)
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Urbana Free Library (UFL) - Satterthwaite Conference Room
The CCGS SIG will be a roundtable for members to collaborate with others on their tough genealogical problems and to learn or improve genealogical skills.



Unique Document Discoveries: CCGS Members and attendees
Tuesday, June 11
Unique Document Discoveries: CCGS Members and attendees  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
 
The Champaign County Genealogical Society will host the second annual Unique Document Discoveries.
 
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.
 
We will begin sharing documents at 7pm (CDT). Want some extra time to talk about genealogy? Log on as early as 6:30pm to socialize and get to know other family historians in our group. There will be a society business meeting immediately following the presentation. 
 
 
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.



Quarterly Deadline: September Issue: Veterans of Champaign County
Wednesday, July 31
Quarterly Deadline: September Issue: Veterans of Champaign County  (Quarterly Deadline)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
The September Quarterly will be entitled Veterans of Champaign County. Send us all veteran-related stories, photos, and articles regarding veterans who served from the dawn of this country through current conflicts. We have a special interest in Black and African American soldiers from the Civil War, but all veteran-related information is welcome.
 
Content is always needed and appreciated. Please send questions and submissions to editor@ilccgs.org no later than July 31st.



Quarterly Deadline: December Issue: Holiday Family Traditions and Recipes
Thursday, October 31
Quarterly Deadline: December Issue: Holiday Family Traditions and Recipes  (Quarterly Deadline)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
The December Quarterly will focus on Winter/Christmas/Family Visits/Holiday RecipesShare your published winter holiday stories, photos of family celebrations, recipes that your great-grandmother cooked from, and other related materials to help kickstart the holidays.
 
Content is always needed and appreciated. Please send questions and submissions to editor@ilccgs.org no later than October 31st, 2024.



Quarterly Deadline: March Issue: Graveyards, Cemeteries, Headstone Symbols and Iconography
Friday, January 31, 2025
Quarterly Deadline: March Issue: Graveyards, Cemeteries, Headstone Symbols and Iconography  (Quarterly Deadline)
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
The March Quarterly will focus on Graveyards, Cemeteries, Headstone Symbols and IconographyOne of the most fascinating aspects of genealogy research is finding headstones that provide great information about our ancestors. Send in your most interesting photos, articles, and other information related to this month’s theme.
 
Content is always needed and appreciated. Please send questions and submissions to editor@ilccgs.org no later than January 31st, 2025.