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Guide to '''Champaign County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Champaign County
 
| county = Champaign County
 
| county_map = Il-champaign.png
 
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| founded year = 1833
 
| founded year = 1833
 
| founded date = February 20
 
| founded date = February 20
| seat wl = Urbana
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| seat = Urbana
 
| building image = Champaign County Courthouse.gif
 
| building image = Champaign County Courthouse.gif
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Champaign County'''
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=== Champaign County Organization  ===
 
 
== Champaign County Organization  ==
 
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Champaign County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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Copies of historic Champaign County records are available through the Urbana Free Library as part of the [http://ccha.tufl.org/ccha/cchadb.htm 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.  
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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  ===
 
=== 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>  
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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>
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==== Description ====
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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  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
*'''20 February 1833:''' Champaign County was created from [[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*'''20 February 1833:''' Champaign County was created from [[Vermilion County, Illinois Genealogy|Vermilion]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
 
*1790-1801 originally part of Knox, Northwest Territory<br>1801-1812 St. Clair (Illinois Territory)<br>1812-1813 Madison (Illinois Territory)<br>1815-1816 Edwards (Illinois Territory)<br>1816-1819 Crawford (Illinois Statehood 1818)<br>1819-1823 Clark County, Illinois<br>1823-1826 Edgar County, Illinois<br>1826-1833 Vermilion County, Illinois<br>
 
*1790-1801 originally part of Knox, Northwest Territory<br>1801-1812 St. Clair (Illinois Territory)<br>1812-1813 Madison (Illinois Territory)<br>1815-1816 Edwards (Illinois Territory)<br>1816-1819 Crawford (Illinois Statehood 1818)<br>1819-1823 Clark County, Illinois<br>1823-1826 Edgar County, Illinois<br>1826-1833 Vermilion County, Illinois<br>
  
*Interactive map of Champaign County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Champaign}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Champaign, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=699 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=699&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
*[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.
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*[http://champaign.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/champaigncem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/champaign.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Champaign/cem/ Linkpendium ]has a list of cemeteries transcriptions many done by the Champaign County Genealogical Society.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Champaign#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|510566|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Champaign+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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Individual cemeteries, and the sites they are listed on
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=699 Findagrave.com]
  
BillionGraves:  
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Champaign&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=21975 Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo]  
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Champaign Graveyards of Illinois]
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=23311 Prairieview Cemetery, Savoy]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=25406 Yearsley Cemetery, Urbana]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Champaign/cem/ Linkpendium ]has a list of cemeteries transcriptions many done by the Champaign County Genealogical Society.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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| 2010= 201081  
 
| 2010= 201081  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
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For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
  
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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Catholic Churches in Champaign County are part of the [http://www.cdop.org/pages/ Diocese of Peoria].  
 
Catholic Churches in Champaign County are part of the [http://www.cdop.org/pages/ Diocese of Peoria].  
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==== Church of Christ  ====
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:*'''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>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>
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:*'''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}}.
  
 
==== Lutheran  ====
 
==== Lutheran  ====
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*''Records of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois, 1874-1928.'' Champaign County Historical Archives; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23194895 WorldCat]
 
*''Records of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois, 1874-1928.'' Champaign County Historical Archives; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23194895 WorldCat]
  
 
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'''St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church'''  
 
'''St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church'''  
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*''Parish records of St. Paul German Evangelical Church, Arcola, Illinois, 1867-1935''. By Wayne M. Fabert [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24139126 WorldCat]
 
*''Parish records of St. Paul German Evangelical Church, Arcola, Illinois, 1867-1935''. By Wayne M. Fabert [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24139126 WorldCat]
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<br> '''Evangelical St. Peter's Church '''
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*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-con.html Confirmations] (1866-1915)
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*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-mar.html Marriages] (1866-1908)
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*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-bur.html Burials]&nbsp;(1865 to 1905) {{FHL|1025327|Disp=FHL Film 1025327}} item 3
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*''Parish Records of St. Peter's Evangelical Church&nbsp; 1865-1943''. by Wayne M. Fabert [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53948033 WorldCat]
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:*'''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>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>
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:*'''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}}.
  
 
'''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church'''<br>101 E Van Buren St. <br>Philo, IL 61864 <br>  
 
'''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church'''<br>101 E Van Buren St. <br>Philo, IL 61864 <br>  
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*''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;  
 
*''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;  
*Brief [http://www.champaignfumc.org/about/history.html Church History] online<br>
 
  
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:*'''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>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>
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:*'''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>
  
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'''First Methodist Church, Urbana'''
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:*'''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>
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:*'''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>
  
 
'''Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church'''<br>2201 CR 900 E, <br>Champaign, IL 61822  
 
'''Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church'''<br>2201 CR 900 E, <br>Champaign, IL 61822  
  
 
*''History of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church'', by Phillip R. Francis. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44645787 WorldCat]<br>  
 
*''History of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church'', by Phillip R. Francis. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44645787 WorldCat]<br>  
*Brief [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/mtvernonchurch/history/ history online], including a list of ministers and early circuit riders from 1844.
 
  
  
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'''Shiloh Methodist Church'''<br>352 County Road 2700 North<br>Mahomet, IL 61853
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*Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1899-1970. {{FHL|276833|item|disp=FHL Films 1295957 and 1295958}} <br>
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==== Presbyterian  ====
  
'''Shiloh Methodist Church'''<br>352 County Road 2700 North<br>Mahomet, IL 61853
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'''First Presbyterian Church, Champaign'''  
  
*Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1899-1970. {{FHL|276833|item|disp=FHL Films 1295957 and 1295958}} <br>
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:*'''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>
*[http://www.gbgm-umc.org/shiloh-mahomet/history.html History of Shiloh Methodist Church] (includes [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/shiloh-mahomet/pastor%20list.html List of Pastors, 1852-present], and a brief [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/shiloh-mahomet/cemetery.html History of Shiloh Cemetery])
 
  
 
==== Other Christian Denominations  ====
 
==== Other Christian Denominations  ====
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*List of members, minutes of meetings and Sunday School records, 1909-1925. {{FHL|277852|item|disp=FHL film 1295960}} items 7-9
 
*List of members, minutes of meetings and Sunday School records, 1909-1925. {{FHL|277852|item|disp=FHL film 1295960}} items 7-9
 
'''Evangelical St. Peters Church '''
 
 
*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-con.html Confirmations] (1866-1915)
 
*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-mar.html Marriages] (1866-1908)
 
*Index to [http://feefhs.org/links/other/stpet1/spet-bur.html Burials]&nbsp;(1865 to 1905) {{FHL|1025327|Disp=FHL Film 1025327}} item 3
 
*''Parish Records of St. Peter's Evangelical Church&nbsp; 1865-1943''. by Wayne M. Fabert [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53948033 WorldCat]
 
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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*Circuit Court Recognizance Record 1869-1877 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]
 
*Circuit Court Recognizance Record 1869-1877 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]
  
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
'''Copies of Original Records'''
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
 
:'''1833-1927''' Deed Index. - Also available through the Family History Library and its Centers {{FHL|124062|item|disp=FHL film: 1026929 - 1026953}}  
 
:'''1833-1927''' Deed Index. - Also available through the Family History Library and its Centers {{FHL|124062|item|disp=FHL film: 1026929 - 1026953}}  
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/champaign_map.html Champaign County Federal Township Plats]
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/FTP_Illinois.html Champaign County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Ilchampaign.jpg|right|400px|Ilchampaign.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== War of 1812  ====
 
==== War of 1812  ====
  
Some [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/champaign/military/warof1812/other/somemili683gmt.txt Military Land Grants] Champaign County Illinois For Soldiers of the War of 1812&nbsp; ([http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/champaign/military/warof1812/other/somemili683gmt.txt USGenWeb])  
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Some [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/military/warof1812/other/somemili683gmt.txt Military Land Grants] Champaign County Illinois For Soldiers of the War of 1812&nbsp; ([http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/military/warof1812/other/somemili683gmt.txt USGenWeb])  
  
 
==== Black Hawk War  ====
 
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==== Civil War  ====
 
==== Civil War  ====
  
Civil War service men from Champaign County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments&nbsp;that were formed from men of Champaign County.  
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Civil War service men from Champaign County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments&nbsp;that were formed from men of Champaign County.<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company D<br><br>
  
 
'''Cavalry'''  
 
'''Cavalry'''  
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav002-i.html Company I]  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/acm/cav002-i.html Company I]  
:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav010-i.html Company I]  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/acm/cav010-i.html Company I]  
:- [[16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav016-l.html Company L]
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:- [[16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/acm/cav016-l.html Company L]
  
 
'''Infantry'''  
 
'''Infantry'''  
  
:- [[20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|20th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/020-a-in.html Company A]  
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:- [[20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|20th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/020-a-in.html Company A]  
:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/025-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/025-g-in.html Company G], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/025-i-in.html Company I], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/025-k-in.html Company K]  
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:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/025-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/025-g-in.html Company G], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/025-i-in.html Company I], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/025-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|26th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/026-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/026-i-in.html Company I]  
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:- [[26th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|26th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/026-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/026-i-in.html Company I]  
:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/038-c-in.html Company C].  
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:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/038-c-in.html Company C].  
:- [[51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|51st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/051-b-in.html Company B], and&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/051-e-in.html Company E].  
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:- [[51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|51st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/051-b-in.html Company B], and&nbsp; [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/051-e-in.html Company E].  
:- [[67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/067-k-in.html Company K]  
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:- [[67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/067-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/071-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/071-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/071-h-in.html Company&nbsp;;H].  
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:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/071-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/071-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/071-h-in.html Company&nbsp;;H].  
:- [[72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/072-g-in.html Company G].  
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:- [[72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/072-g-in.htmlCompany G].  
:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/076-b-in.html Company B], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/076-g-in.html Company G].  
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:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/076-b-in.html Company B], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/076-g-in.html Company G].  
:- [[125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-e-in.html Company E], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-h-in.html Company H]  
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:- [[125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-e-in.html Company E], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-h-in.html Company H]  
:- [[133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/133-k-in.html Company K]  
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:- [[133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/133-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/135-a-in.html Company A], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/135-b-in.html Company B]  
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:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/135-a-in.html Company A], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/135-b-in.html Company B]  
:- [[154th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|154th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/154-a-in.html Company A], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/154-b-in.html Company B] <br>  
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:- [[154th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|154th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/154-a-in.html Company A], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/154-b-in.html Company B] <br>
  
*Behrens, Robert H. ''From Salt Fork to Chickamauga: Champaign County Soldiers in the Civil War'', includes full-name index of 3,200 men. {{WorldCat|19491556}}, {{FHL|617298|item|disp=FHL Book 977.366 M2b}}  
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*Behrens, Robert H. ''From Salt Fork to Chickamauga: Champaign County Soldiers in the Civil War'', includes full-name index of 3,200 men. {{WorldCat|19491556}}, {{FHL|617298|item|disp=FHL Book 977.366 M2b}}
  
*'''1916-1931''' Cemetery Record, Civil War Veterans - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf IRAD]
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*'''[[Union Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Grand Army of the Republic ]](GAR)'''
  
*'''[[Union Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Grand Army of the Republic ]](GAR)'''
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*A list of the [http://www.garrecords.org/ GAR post in Illinois ]additional site for post list [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/ Library of Congress]
  
*A list of the [http://suvcw.org/garposts/il.pdf GAR post in Illinois ]additional site for post list [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/ Library of Congress]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/military/civilwar/rosters/garblack671nmt.txt Black Eagle Post, Urbana] 1913
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/champaign/military/civilwar/rosters/garblack671nmt.txt Black Eagle Post, Urbana] 1913
 
  
 
==== World War I  ====
 
==== World War I  ====
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==== World War II  ====
 
==== World War II  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/champaign/champaignmil.html Army Enlistees Alphabetical list ]- USGenWeb  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/champaign/champaignmil.html Army Enlistees Alphabetical list ]- USGenWeb  
  
 
[http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/28/28-2719a.gif Army Casualties Part 1][http://www.archives.gov/ U.S. National Archives and Records Administration]  
 
[http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/28/28-2719a.gif Army Casualties Part 1][http://www.archives.gov/ U.S. National Archives and Records Administration]  
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[http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/28/28-2720a.gif Army Casualties Part 2] U.S. National Archives and Records Administration  
 
[http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/28/28-2720a.gif Army Casualties Part 2] U.S. National Archives and Records Administration  
  
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<br>  
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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[http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=p&p=home&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections]
  
 
[http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/county_results.php?county=Champaign Newspapers Published in Champaign County]  
 
[http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/county_results.php?county=Champaign Newspapers Published in Champaign County]  
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=== Obituaries  ===
 
=== Obituaries  ===
  
Newspaper death notices and obituaries from 1894 to the present are included in the Champaign County Historical Archives, and can be searched on-line using the [http://ccha.tufl.org/ Local History Index]. Obituaries are indexed by both a woman’s maiden as well as her married name(s) if that information was included in the obituary. The index covers the following newspapers: <br>
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Newspaper death notices and obituaries from 1894 to the present are included in the [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/resources Champaign County Historical Archives], and can be searched on-line using [http://archivescatalog.urbanafreelibrary.org/polaris/ Local History Online]. Obituaries are indexed by both a woman’s maiden as well as her married name(s) if that information was included in the obituary. The index covers the following newspapers: <br>  
  
 
:''Urbana Courier&nbsp; ''-&nbsp; August 1894– March 1979 <br>
 
:''Urbana Courier&nbsp; ''-&nbsp; August 1894– March 1979 <br>
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:''Champaign News Gazette''&nbsp; -&nbsp; September 1938 – April 2011 <br><br>
 
:''Champaign News Gazette''&nbsp; -&nbsp; September 1938 – April 2011 <br><br>
  
[[Image:CCHA Index entry example with document number emphasis.png|left|200px|Search Screen - Local History Online at the Champaign County Historical Archives]] Obituaries from other newspapers, including the Champaign County Gazette, Champaign Daily Gazette, Champaign Daily News and others may be included in the index, but those newspapers have not been fully indexed and so may not include every obituary published. Record the surname and document number (circled in red in the image at the left) to use when requesting a copy of the original obituary using the Champaign County Historical Archives’ [http://ccha.tufl.org/ccha/ccform.pdf Record Request form].  
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[[Image:CCHA Index entry example with document number emphasis.png|left|200px|Search Screen - Local History Online at the Champaign County Historical Archives]] Obituaries from other newspapers, including the ''Champaign County Gazette'', ''Champaign Daily Gazette'', ''Champaign Daily News'' and others may be included in the index, but those newspapers have not been fully indexed and so may not include every obituary published. Record the surname and document number (circled in red in the image at the left) to use when requesting a copy of the original obituary using the Champaign County Historical Archives’ [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/champaign-county-historical-archives-online-request-form Record Request form]. $
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
  
*'''[[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)&nbsp;]] at '''Illinois State University <br>
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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'''[[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)&nbsp;]] at '''Illinois State University <br>
  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU). To see all probate records available for Champaign County, search the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Government Record Holdings] with Champaign County selected and the word "probate" in the title search box.&nbsp; For more information about how to access records held at an Illinois Regional Archive Depository, see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU). To see all probate records available for Champaign County, search the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Government Record Holdings] with Champaign County selected and the word "probate" in the title search box.&nbsp; For more information about how to access records held at an Illinois Regional Archive Depository, see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
:'''1835-1976''' Probate Record Index  
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'''1835-1976''' Probate Record Index  
:'''1833-1953''' Probate Will Records  
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'''1833-1953''' Probate Will Records  
:'''1833-1891''' Probate Case Files (microfilm copies)<br>
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'''1833-1891''' Probate Case Files (microfilm copies)<br>  
:'''1838-1851''' Probate Records  
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'''1838-1851''' Probate Records  
:'''1859-1952''' Probate Inventory Record  
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'''1859-1952''' Probate Inventory Record  
:'''1864-1943''' Probate Appraisement Record  
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'''1864-1943''' Probate Appraisement Record  
:'''1868-1907''' Probate Sale Record, Real Estate  
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'''1868-1907''' Probate Sale Record, Real Estate  
:'''1950-1955''' Probate Appraisement Review Record
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'''1950-1955''' Probate Appraisement Review Record
  
 
*'''Family History Library and Centers'''
 
*'''Family History Library and Centers'''
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]  
  
:'''1833-1851 '''Probate Records. - {{FHL|123989|item|disp=FHL film 338058}} Items 4-5  
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'''1833-1851 '''Probate Records. - {{FHL|123989|item|disp=FHL film 338058}} Items 4-5  
:'''1851-1921''' Probate Records. - {{FHL|265954|item|disp=FHL film 1026924-1026927}}  
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'''1851-1921''' Probate Records. - {{FHL|265954|item|disp=FHL film 1026924-1026927}}  
:'''1877-1900 '''Probate Packets. - {{FHL|276721|item|disp=FHL 21 films}}
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'''1877-1900 '''Probate Packets. - {{FHL|276721|item|disp=FHL 21 films}}
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
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*[http://ccha.tufl.org/ccha/cchadb.htm '''Champaign County Historical Archives''']
 
*[http://ccha.tufl.org/ccha/cchadb.htm '''Champaign County Historical Archives''']
  
:'''1833-1948''' Probate Will Records (handwritten copies in Will&nbsp;Books)<br>
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'''1833-1948''' Probate Will Records (handwritten copies in Will&nbsp;Books)<br>  
:'''1833-1922''' Probate Case Files (complete, orignal files)<br>
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'''1833-1922''' Probate Case Files (complete, original files)<br>
  
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
=== Public Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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*'''County Courthouse'''
 
*'''County Courthouse'''
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Champaign County are kept, see the [[Champaign County, Illinois Courthouse|Champaign County Courthouse]] page.<br>
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Champaign County are kept, see the [[Champaign County, Illinois Courthouse|Champaign County Courthouse]] page.<br>  
  
 
*'''Family History Center''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?search_fs_center_form=Champaign+Illinois Find a FamilySearch Center]<br>
 
*'''Family History Center''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?search_fs_center_form=Champaign+Illinois Find a FamilySearch Center]<br>
  
*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)'''<br>[[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University (ISU)]]<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradregn.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository System] [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/isumap.html Illinois State University Region]<br>
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*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)'''<br>[[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University (ISU)]]<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository System] [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/isu.html Illinois State University Region]<br>
  
 
*'''Public Libraries'''
 
*'''Public Libraries'''
  
Urbana Free Library <br>210 West Green Street<br>Urbana, IL 61801 <br>Phone: (217) 367-4025 <br>Fax: (217) 531-7088  
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[http://urbanafreelibrary.org/ Urbana Free Library ]<br>210 West Green Street<br>Urbana, IL 61801 <br>Phone: (217) 367-4025 <br>Fax: (217) 531-7088  
  
Expanding on an index-card based index created in the 1960's and 1970's, the [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/ Urbana Free Library] has created an on-line index of Champaign County historical records of genealogical interest called the [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/archives/ Champaign County Historical Archive]. Included are newspaper mentions of birth, marriage and death notices, along with official county records of birth, marriage, death, wills, probate, cemetery and other records. The index includes details (names and dates) that make it easy to identify records of interst.  
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Expanding on an index-card based index created in the 1960's and 1970's, the [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/resources Champaign County Historical Archives] located at&nbsp;[http://urbanafreelibrary.org/ Urbana Free Library] has created an on-line index of Champaign County historical records of genealogical interest called [http://archivescatalog.urbanafreelibrary.org/Polaris/ Local History Online].&nbsp;Included are newspaper mentions of birth, marriage and death notices, along with official county records of birth, marriage, death, wills, probate, cemetery and other records. The index includes details (names and dates) that make it easy to identify records of interst.  
  
Copies (non-certified) can be requested using the library's printable PDF [http://64.107.115.148/ccha/ccform.pdf Request Form].  
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Copies (non-certified) can be requested using the library's printable PDF [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/champaign-county-historical-archives-online-request-form Request Form].$
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
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'''Champaign County Genealogical Society'''<br> 201 S. Race St.<br> Urbana 61801<br>[http://www.ilccgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''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>
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[http://ilccgs.org Champaign County Genealogical Society]
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.co.champaign.il.us/ Champaign County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.co.champaign.il.us/ Champaign County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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*Birth Record Index- IRAD years unlisted.  
 
*Birth Record Index- IRAD years unlisted.  
 
*'''1878-1901 '''Birth Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]. Also available through '''{{FHL|275901|item|disp=FHL Films 1295929-1295930}}'''  
 
*'''1878-1901 '''Birth Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]. Also available through '''{{FHL|275901|item|disp=FHL Films 1295929-1295930}}'''  
*'''1940-1946 '''Birth Certificates - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Adoptees. - may be restricted
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*'''1902-1918 '''Champaign County Birth Record - indexed in Champaign County Historical Archives [http://archivescatalog.urbanafreelibrary.org/polaris/ Local History Online]'''&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
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*'''1940-1946 '''Birth Certificates - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Adoptees. - may be restricted<br>
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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*'''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 ($)  
 
*'''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: {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934}}.
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*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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*'''1878-1949 '''Death Record Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Also available through Family History Library and its centers {{FHL|37563|item|disp=FHL Films 1032320}} first film  
 
*'''1878-1949 '''Death Record Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Also available through Family History Library and its centers {{FHL|37563|item|disp=FHL Films 1032320}} first film  
 
*'''1878-1901 '''Death Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Also available through Family History Library and its centers {{FHL|37563|item|disp=FHL films 1032316}} first film  
 
*'''1878-1901 '''Death Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)] Also available through Family History Library and its centers {{FHL|37563|item|disp=FHL films 1032316}} first film  
*'''1902-1915'''Death Certificates - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]
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*'''1902-1915&nbsp;'''Death Certificates - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (ISU)]
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*'''1986-2001'''&nbsp;Champaign County Coroner’s Death Certificates&nbsp;- indexed in Champaign County Historical Archives [http://archivescatalog.urbanafreelibrary.org/polaris/ Local History Online]
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
 
*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''The Urbana Free Library'''<br>210 West Green Street<br>Urbana, Illinois 61801-5326<br>217-367-4025<br>217-531-7088&nbsp; Fax<br>  
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'''[http://urbanafreelibrary.org/ The Urbana Free Library]'''<br>210 West Green Street<br>Urbana, Illinois 61801-5326<br>217-367-4025<br>217-531-7088&nbsp; Fax<br>  
 
 
The Urbana Free Library offers a variety of resources to new and experienced genealogists, including access to on-line premium genealogy web sites Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, HeritageQuest and WorldVitalRecords, and more than 25,000 books and journals.&nbsp; See the Champaign County Historical Archives [http://ccha.tufl.org/ Local History On-Line] to search the index of Champaign County birth, marriage, death, probate, burial, yearbook, and other records available through the library.
 
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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The [http://urbanafreelibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/resources Champaign County Historical Archives] located at&nbsp;[http://urbanafreelibrary.org/ Urbana Free Library] offers a variety of resources to new and experienced genealogists, including access to on-line premium genealogy web sites Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, HeritageQuest and WorldVitalRecords, and more than 25,000 books and journals.&nbsp; See [http://archivescatalog.urbanafreelibrary.org/polaris/ Local History Online] to search the index of Champaign County birth, marriage, death, probate, burial, yearbook, and other records available through the library.
  
'''[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center]]<br>'''
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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'''[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center]]<br>'''  
  
 
605 West Windsor Road<br>Champaign, IL&nbsp; 61820 <br>217-352-8063  
 
605 West Windsor Road<br>Champaign, IL&nbsp; 61820 <br>217-352-8063  
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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>  
 
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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilccgs/ 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  
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[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  
  
 
'''Champaign County Historical Museum'''<br>102 East University Avenue<br>Champaign, IL&nbsp; <br>217-356-1010<br>  
 
'''Champaign County Historical Museum'''<br>102 East University Avenue<br>Champaign, IL&nbsp; <br>217-356-1010<br>  
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/champaign-county/ Champaign County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Champaign-County.htm Champaign County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://champaign.illinoisgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project for Champaign County, Illinois]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Champaign/ Champaign County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Champaign/ Champaign County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html '''Local Governmental Records Database''']  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html '''Local Governmental Records Database''']  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html '''Name Index to Illinois Local Governments''']  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html '''Name Index to Illinois Local Governments''']  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html '''Illinois Statewide Marriage Index''']  
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*[http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html '''Illinois Statewide Marriage Index''']  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html '''Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950''']  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html '''Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950''']  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html '''Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database''']  
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*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html '''Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database''']  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html#FTP '''Federal Township Plats of Illinois''']
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*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/FTP_Illinois.html '''Federal Township Plats of Illinois''']
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Illinois
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.


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Champaign County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Champaign County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 20, 1833
County Seat Urbana
Courthouse
Champaign County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Champaign County Courthouse
101 E. Main Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 384-3725
Champaign County Website


Champaign County Organization


Beginning Dates for Champaign County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1833 1878 1840 1833 1833

Copies of historic Champaign County records are available through the Urbana Free Library as part of the Champaign County Historical Archives.  Birth, marriage, death, obituary, newspaper, yearbook, cemetery, probate and other records have been indexed and can be searched at Local History Online.  For more information about Champaign County's records, see the 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.[1]

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.[2]

Boundary Changes

  • 20 February 1833: Champaign County was created from Vermilion County. [3]
  • 1790-1801 originally part of Knox, Northwest Territory
    1801-1812 St. Clair (Illinois Territory)
    1812-1813 Madison (Illinois Territory)
    1815-1816 Edwards (Illinois Territory)
    1816-1819 Crawford (Illinois Statehood 1818)
    1819-1823 Clark County, Illinois
    1823-1826 Edgar County, Illinois
    1826-1833 Vermilion County, Illinois

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Records and Resources

Biography

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Champaign County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Champaign County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Champaign, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information
  • Linkpendium has a list of cemeteries transcriptions many done by the Champaign County Genealogical Society.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190047,622
191051,8298.8%
192056,9599.9%
193064,27312.8%
194070,5789.8%
1950106,10050.3%
1960132,43624.8%
1970163,28123.3%
1980168,3923.1%
1990173,0252.8%
2000179,6693.8%
2010201,08111.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church Records

A Commemorative History of Champaign County, Illinois, 1833-1983. by Willis C. Baker and Patricia L. Miller contains a section on church history in the county. WorldCat FHL Collection

The Champaign County Historical Archives (CCHA) at the Urbana Free Library has hundreds of church record books, membership directories, photos and published books about churches in Champaign County.  To search the collections, type the word "Church" in the Historical and Genealogical Search box.  Or limit your search to a specific denomination and/or location by including those terms in your search.  Some Lutheran church records housed at CCHA are in German.To see those, include the word "German" in your search.

Catholic

Catholic Churches in Champaign County are part of the Diocese of Peoria.

Church of Christ

Lutheran

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church


St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sadorus, IL

  • Parish Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 1887-1959. By Wayne M. Fabert WorldCat

St. Paul German Evangelical Church
Arcola, IL

  • Parish records of St. Paul German Evangelical Church, Arcola, Illinois, 1867-1935. By Wayne M. Fabert WorldCat


Evangelical St. Peter's Church

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
101 E Van Buren St.
Philo, IL 61864

  • Parish Records of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at Philo, Illinois, 1875-1931. by Wayne M. Fabert  WordCat

Methodist

First United Methodist Church
210 West Church Street
Champaign, IL  61820

  • Records of the First United Methodist Church , pastors, 1856-2002, marriages 1868-1948, baptisms 1868-1948 and summary church history. by Wilson M. Zaring.  WorldCat  

First Methodist Church, Urbana

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
2201 CR 900 E,
Champaign, IL 61822

  • History of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, by Phillip R. Francis. WorldCat


Shiloh Methodist Church
352 County Road 2700 North
Mahomet, IL 61853

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Champaign

Other Christian Denominations

Oak Grove Church
Condit Township, IL

  • List of members, minutes of meetings and Sunday School records, 1909-1925. FHL film 1295960 items 7-9

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.


Directories

Available at Ancestry:

J.S.Lothrop's Champaign County Directory 1870-1871.

Additional directories available at: Linkpendium.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

1833-1927 Deed Index. - Also available through the Family History Library and its Centers FHL film: 1026929 - 1026953
1833-1902 Deed Record - Also available through the Family History Library and its Centers FHL Film: 1026954 (first film)
1862-1877 Chattel Mortgage Record IRAD (ISU)
1959-1965 Chattel Mortgages IRAD (ISU)

Online Resources

Maps

Ilchampaign.jpg

Military History and Records

Linkpendium links data to information and records for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

Revolutionary War

Veteran Burials (Genealogy Trails History Group)

War of 1812

Some Military Land Grants Champaign County Illinois For Soldiers of the War of 1812  (USGenWeb)

Black Hawk War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Champaign County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Champaign County.

- 3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D

Cavalry

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I
- 16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L

Infantry

- 20th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company A
- 25th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company C, Company G, Company I, and Company K
- 26th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company F, and Company I
- 38th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company C.
- 51st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company B, and  Company E.
- 67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K
- 71st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company C, Company F, and Company ;H.
- 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, G.
- 76th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company B, and Company G.
- 125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E, Company F, and Company H
- 133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K
- 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A, and Company B
- 154th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry, Company A, and Company B

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918.(Ancestry)

World War II

Army Enlistees Alphabetical list - USGenWeb

Army Casualties Part 1U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Army Casualties Part 2 U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


Naturalization and Citizenship

Original naturalization records are generally held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

IRAD

  • Circuit Court:
1858-1906 Naturalization Records
1866-1906 Naturalization Records of Minors
1866-1892 Naturalization Records of Soldiers
1872-1906 Naturalization Records
  • County Court:
1860-1902 Naturalization Records
1866-1896 Naturalization Records of Minors
1866-1889 Naturalization Records of Soldiers
1896-1906 Naturalization Decarations of Intent


Family History Library and Centers

1858-1906 Naturalization records (Circuit Court) FHL Film 1026928
1860-1906 Naturalization records (County Court) FHL Films 338057 - 338058

Newspapers

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

Newspapers Published in Champaign County

Chronicling America   Library of Congress

Ancestry.com ($) has:

Obituaries

Newspaper death notices and obituaries from 1894 to the present are included in the Champaign County Historical Archives, and can be searched on-line using Local History Online. Obituaries are indexed by both a woman’s maiden as well as her married name(s) if that information was included in the obituary. The index covers the following newspapers:

Urbana Courier  -  August 1894– March 1979
Champaign News Gazette  -  September 1938 – April 2011

Search Screen - Local History Online at the Champaign County Historical Archives
Obituaries from other newspapers, including the Champaign County Gazette, Champaign Daily Gazette, Champaign Daily News and others may be included in the index, but those newspapers have not been fully indexed and so may not include every obituary published. Record the surname and document number (circled in red in the image at the left) to use when requesting a copy of the original obituary using the Champaign County Historical Archives’ Record Request form. $

Probate Records

The original files for all known probate cases from 1833 - 1922 are kept at the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library.

Original estates and wills from 1923 to the present are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  Probate records from 1992 to the present are indexed and available on-line at Champaign County's Public Access Case Lookup System .

See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

Online Probate Records

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  at Illinois State University

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU). To see all probate records available for Champaign County, search the Local Government Record Holdings with Champaign County selected and the word "probate" in the title search box.  For more information about how to access records held at an Illinois Regional Archive Depository, see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1835-1976 Probate Record Index 1833-1953 Probate Will Records 1833-1891 Probate Case Files (microfilm copies)
1838-1851 Probate Records 1859-1952 Probate Inventory Record 1864-1943 Probate Appraisement Record 1868-1907 Probate Sale Record, Real Estate 1950-1955 Probate Appraisement Review Record

  • Family History Library and Centers

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library

1833-1851 Probate Records. - FHL film 338058 Items 4-5 1851-1921 Probate Records. - FHL film 1026924-1026927 1877-1900 Probate Packets. - FHL 21 films

Online Resources

  • 1851-1921 Wills are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Champaign County, and select the record type you are interested in.

1833-1948 Probate Will Records (handwritten copies in Will Books)
1833-1922 Probate Case Files (complete, original files)

Public Records

1833-1942 Board of Supervisors' Minutes
1956-1964 County Officials' Bonds and Oaths of Office
1872-1966 Notary Public Registers
1916-1922 Optometrist Registers
1869-1872 Patent Record, Invention
1877-1965 Professional Registers
1950-1962 Drainage District Accounts
1937-1963 Drainage District Assessment Record, Delinquent
1942-1947 Drainage District Bank Books
1928-1951 Drainage District Collector's Books
1908-1957 Drainage District Collector's Books, Kankakee District
1911-1955 Drainage District Collector's Books, Special District
1914-1931 Drainage District Ledgers

Repositories

  • County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Champaign County are kept, see the Champaign County Courthouse page.

  • Public Libraries

Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 367-4025
Fax: (217) 531-7088

Expanding on an index-card based index created in the 1960's and 1970's, the Champaign County Historical Archives located at Urbana Free Library has created an on-line index of Champaign County historical records of genealogical interest called Local History Online. Included are newspaper mentions of birth, marriage and death notices, along with official county records of birth, marriage, death, wills, probate, cemetery and other records. The index includes details (names and dates) that make it easy to identify records of interst.

Copies (non-certified) can be requested using the library's printable PDF Request Form.$

Social Groups Online

Societies

Champaign County Genealogical Society
201 S. Race St.
Urbana 61801
Website

Champaign County African-American History Committee
Champaign Park District, Douglass Annex
512 E. Grove
Champaign, IL 61820
Website

Champaign County Genealogical Society

Taxation

IRAD - ISU (Illinois State University)

1857-1872 Tax Sale Record
1935-1945 Tax Assessment Abstracts
1947-1965 Tax Ledgers
1906-1964 Collector's Accounts
1950-1966 Collector's and Treasurer's Accounts
1931-1964 County Annual Audit Reports
1948-1965 Treasurer's Ledgers
1946-1958 Motor Fuel Tax Allotment Record

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Champaign County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Champaign County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

Online Resources

Deaths

  • 1878-1949 Death Record Index - IRAD (ISU) Also available through Family History Library and its centers FHL Films 1032320 first film
  • 1878-1901 Death Record - IRAD (ISU) Also available through Family History Library and its centers FHL films 1032316 first film
  • 1902-1915 Death Certificates - IRAD (ISU)
  • 1986-2001 Champaign County Coroner’s Death Certificates - indexed in Champaign County Historical Archives Local History Online

Online Resources

Voter Registration

Place/Localities

Societies and Libraries

The Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801-5326
217-367-4025
217-531-7088  Fax

The Champaign County Historical Archives located at Urbana Free Library offers a variety of resources to new and experienced genealogists, including access to on-line premium genealogy web sites Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, HeritageQuest and WorldVitalRecords, and more than 25,000 books and journals.  See Local History Online to search the index of Champaign County birth, marriage, death, probate, burial, yearbook, and other records available through the library.

Family History Center

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center. Champaign Illinois Family History Center

605 West Windsor Road
Champaign, IL  61820
217-352-8063

To learn more about the genealogical resources available at Family History Centers, see Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.  For center hours and holiday closure information, see Champaign Illinois Family History Center.

Champaign County Genealogical Society
c/o Champaign County Historical Archives
Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801-5326
217-367-4025

Champaign County Historical Museum
102 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 
217-356-1010

The Champaign County Historical Museum is a non-profit organization that preserves and displays artifacts associated with the people and events of Champaign County. Collections include University of Illinois yearbooks, historic quilts, photos and other items that may be of interest to genealogists.  The museum is currently closed (as of August 2011) while changes are made to exhibits.

Websites

Databases Pertinent to Champaign County

References

  1. Champaign County Fact Sheet, Illinois State Archives, accessed May 25, 2011.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Champaign County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaign_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.
  3. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.