Local History and Genealogy Blog

Spring 2014 Workshop Series

Workshops are held in the Lewis Auditorium, are FREE and open to the public.  To register, please call the Champaign County Historical Archives at 217-367-4025.

Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics

Saturday, March 29 • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Instructor:  Steve Szabados Read more about Spring 2014 Workshop Series

Illinois Ancestors: Death list accessibility now limited

The U.S. budget bill that was recently signed into law includes the closure of the Social Security Death Index and the exemption of SSDI information from the Freedom of Information Act.

The U.S. budget bill that was recently signed into law includes the closure of the Social Security Death Index and the exemption of SSDI information from the Freedom of Information Act.

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Where is it now?

 

This picture was taken in Urbana, at the corner of Broadway and Green, looking north towards the Post Office & Courthouse. Where is it now? Read more about Where is it now?

Rest in Peace Steve Burgess

Friend of the Archives Steve Burgess passed away suddenly on Friday, November 22, 2013. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Steve was on a journey to honor his father, James R. Burgess, Jr., who was the first Champaign County African American State's Attorney and also a lieutenant in the 761st Tank Batallion under George Patton in WW II. Steve's mission was to have a federal building named for his father.

May his mission be accomplished. Read more about Rest in Peace Steve Burgess