Welcome to CCGS Online
Join us in the amazing search for ancestors and descendants that is called genealogical research. We are an organization that welcomes new members whether they are researching extensively in Champaign County, Illinois, or have no ancestors at all to research in our county. We encourage and assist each other in learning how to effectively do this important work of recording families, and we welcome you to join us.
CCGS Quarterly Extras - September Edition
With the release of the new CCGS Quarterly Volume 35 No. 2, “Quarterly Extras” are also available in the members-only section. Society members should look for the heading of “Quarterly Extras” to see the extras for the Quarterly article on diaries and journals found on pages 39-44.
Anna Etta Busey Cruser, Thomas H. Trevett, and Anna May Lindley Nelson captured his or her life by keeping a journal of travel, relationships, and daily lives. Take a peek into the private lives by reading the transcriptions in the Quarterly article and check out photos and diary pages in the “Quarterly Extras”.
Podcasts and Webinars for Genealogists
At the May 2013 General Membership meeting, Candace Wilmot presented a talk about podcasts and webinars for genealogists. To assist members, much of the information from Candace’s talk has been added to the CCGS website. The links to the various podcasts and webinars can be found under the “Links” menu option on the left-hand side or by clicking here
. The specific links recommended by Candace are under the headings of Educational Resources, Podcasts, and Webinar-Fee.
Podcasts can also be listened to on iTunes or devises via an app. For Apple users, the Podcasts app by Apple allows one to subscribe and play podcasts. Similar apps are available for Andriod users to play podcasts.
CCGS Quarterly Extras - June Edition
CCGS members should check out the autograph albums featured in Quarterly Volume 35 No. 1 and try your hand at reading German script. The 12 pages of German script from the autograph album of Elisabeth [Elizabeth] Bamberger Block can be viewed in the members-only section under the heading of “Quarterly Extras”.
While the Bamberger and Oscar Hall albums are in private ownership, the Ed Benefield and J. O. Cunningham are maintained in the special collections at Champaign County Historical Archives of the Urbana Free Library.
Ed Benefield Album
J. O. Cunningham Album