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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 more than 500 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.


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

Parish Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 1887-1959

St. Paul German Evangelical Church
Arcola, IL

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

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


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  
  • Brief Church History online

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

  • History of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, by Phillip R. Francis. WorldCat
  • Brief history online, including a list of ministers and early circuit riders from 1844.

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

Other Christian Denominations

Oak Grove Church

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

Evangelical St. Peters Church

Society of Friends

1799-1999 Society of Friends. Stanton Monthly Meeting.  FHL film 1535523 Item 6, and FHL Films 1535761 and 1535762