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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2=[[Illinois , United States Genealogy|Illinois]]| link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngChampaign County, Illinois Genealogy|Champaign County]]'' '''Champaign County''' }}
Guide to '''Champaign County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
=== Champaign County Organization ===
<br>  {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Champaign County, Illinois. Page 192-199 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Births1878 | width="14.2%" align="center" |Birth]]''' 1833| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]''' 1878| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]''' 1836| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Census|Census]]''' 1833| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]''' 1833| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''1810
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" | 1878 | width="16.6%" align="<center" | 1833 | width="16>Statewide registration for births and deaths started 1916.6%" align="center" | 1878 | width="16General compliance by 1922.6%" align="</center" | 1840 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833>
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Copies of historic Champaign County records are available through the Urbana Free Library as part of the [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/resources Champaign County Historical Archives].&nbsp; Birth, marriage, death, obituary, newspaper, yearbook, cemetery, probate and other records have been indexed and can be searched at [http://ccha.tufl.org/ Local History Online].&nbsp; For more information about Champaign County's records, see the [[Champaign County, Illinois Courthouse|Champaign County Courthouse]] page.
=== Historical Facts ===
Large numbers of Ohio residents settled in frontier Champaign County, Illinois. The name of the county (Champaign) is reminiscent of [[Champaign County, Ohio]] - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/champaign.html Champaign County Fact Sheet], Illinois State Archives, accessed May 25, 2011.</ref> ==== Description ==== The county was named for Champaign County, Ohio. The County Seat is Urbana and was founded 1833. It is located in the East-Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Champaign County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaign_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
=== Boundary Changes ===
=== Record Loss ===
For a list There is no known history of record loss courthouse disasters in Illinois counties see: [http://wwwthis county.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-counties/#courthouse Illinois Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Records and Resources ==
=== Cemeteries ===
{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Champaign}}
[[Image{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]]1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Champaign, Illinois''' online and in print</center>|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | *[httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fgmemorial Findagrave.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=699 list of cemeteriescom*[http://champaign. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etcillinoisgenweb.) org/ ILGenWeb]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/champaigncem.html ILGenWeb Archives] *[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/champaign.htm Champaign Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
*[httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.illinoisgenealogy.orgcom/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteriessearch# Billion Graves]|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]] by county.)</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
* {{FHL|510566|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} *[http://www.linkpendiumworldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Champaign+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" | * [https://www.findagrave.com/genealogycemetery-browse/USA/IL/Champaign/cemIllinois/ Linkpendium ]has a list of cemeteries transcriptions many done by the Champaign -County Genealogical Society?id=county_699 Findagrave.com]
Individual cemeteries, and the sites they are listed on * [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
BillionGraves* [https: //graveyards.com/Illinois/Champaign Graveyards of Illinois]|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>|}
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=21975 Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo] *[http://www.billiongraveslinkpendium.com/pagesgenealogy/cemeteryUSA/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=23311 Prairieview Cemetery, Savoy] *[http:IL/Champaign/www.billiongraves.comcem/pages/cemetery/cemeteryLinkpendium ]has a list of cemeteries transcriptions many done by the Champaign County Genealogical Society.php?cemetery_id=25406 Yearsley Cemetery, Urbana]
=== Census ===
==== Church of Christ ====
:*'''1853-1885''' - Community United Church of Christ, Baptism Index 1853-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C730491}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiillinoisac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/10/Igiillinoisac.pdf]].</ref> :*'''1853-1895''' - Community United Church of Christ, Baptism Index 1853-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730491}}.<ref name="vr1" />
==== Lutheran ====
*''Parish Records of St. Peter's Evangelical Church&nbsp; 1865-1943''. by Wayne M. Fabert [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53948033 WorldCat]
:*'''1865-1885''' - St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Champaign, Baptism Index 1865-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C730521}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/10/Igiillinoisac.pdf.</ref> :*'''1865-1895''' - St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Champaign, Marriage Index 1865-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730521}}.<ref name="vr1" />
'''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church'''<br>101 E Van Buren St. <br>Philo, IL 61864 <br>
*''Records of the First United Methodist Church'' , pastors, 1856-2002, marriages 1868-1948, baptisms 1868-1948 and summary church history. by Wilson M. Zaring.&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53832644 WorldCat] &nbsp;
:*'''1870-1904''' - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Champaign, Baptism Index 1870-1904 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C730501}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/10/Igiillinoisac.pdf.</ref> :*'''1869-1908''' - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Champaign, Marriage Index 1869-1908 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730501}}.<ref name="vr1" />
'''First Methodist Church, Urbana'''
:*'''1877-1895''' - First Methodist Church, Urbana, Marriage Index 1877-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730541}}.<ref name="vr1" /> :*'''1880-1954''' - First Methodist Church, Urbana, Baptism Index 1880-1954 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C730541}} and {{IGI|C734345}}.<ref name="vr1" />
'''Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church'''<br>2201 CR 900 E, <br>Champaign, IL 61822
'''First Presbyterian Church, Champaign'''
:*'''1881-1892''' - First Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Baptism Index 1881-1892 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730511}}.<ref name="vr1" />
==== Other Christian Denominations ====
=== Maps ===
[[Image:Ilchampaign.jpg{{IL Neighboring Counties Intro|right|400px|Ilchampaign.jpg]] county={{IL Champaign County}}}} 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
:'''1858-1906''' Naturalization records (Circuit Court) {{FHL|266287|item|disp=FHL Film 1026928}}
:'''1860-1906''' Naturalization records (County Court) {{FHL|123997|item|disp=FHL Films 338057 - 338058}}
 
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1800-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1989159|Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Newspapers ===
=== Societies ===
 '''Champaign County Genealogical Society'''<br> 201 S. Race St.<br> Urbana 61801<br>[http://www.ilccgs.org/ Website]<br><br> '''Champaign County African-American History Committee'''<br>Champaign Park District, Douglass Annex<br> 512 E. Grove<br> Champaign, IL 61820<br>[http://eblackcu.net/portal/ Website]<br><br> [http://ilccgs.org Champaign County Genealogical Society]
=== Taxation ===
'''Online Resources'''
*'''1587-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=illinois%2cil Illinois, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
*Some of the Family History Library's Collection of Champaign County marriages have been digitized''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https: //www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois , County Marriages, 1810-1934}}at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Deaths ====
'''Online Resources'''
*'''1850-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2334599|Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
605 West Windsor Road<br>Champaign, IL&nbsp; 61820 <br>217-352-8063
To learn more about the genealogical resources available at Family History Centers, see [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]].&nbsp; For center hours and holiday closure information, see [[Champaign Illinois Family History Center|Champaign Illinois Family History Center]].<br>
[http://www.ilccgs.org/ Champaign County Genealogical Society]<br>c/o Champaign County Historical Archives<br>Urbana Free Library<br>210 West Green Street<br>Urbana, Illinois 61801-5326 <br>217-367-4025
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/champaign-county/ Champaign County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Champaign-County.htm Champaign County IL Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://champaign.illinoisgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the stateChampaign County, then the county. Illinois]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Champaign/ Champaign County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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