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Champaign County, Illinois
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Champaign County, Illinois Facts

When was Champaign County, IL Created?
Champaign County was established on February 20, 1833.

What is the County Seat of Champaign County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Urbana also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Champaign County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Ford CountyVermilion CountyEdgar CountyDouglas CountyPiatt CountyMcLean County

Champaign County, IL Census Records

What Champaign County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Champaign County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Champaign Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Champaign Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Champaign Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Champaign County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Champaign County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Champaign County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Champaign County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Champaign County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Champaign County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Champaign County, IL?
A list of Champaign County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Champaign County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Champaign County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Champaign County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Champaign Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Champaign Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Champaign Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Champaign Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Champaign Co. IL General and History Websites

Champaign Co. IL Military Records

Champaign Co. IL Schools & Directories