About CCGS

The Christian County Genealogical Society (CGS) was formed in August 1983 with incorporation granted by the State on Oct. 17, 1983.

The Societies purpose is "to collect, preserve and disseminate genealogical and historical material, especially that which pertains to Christian County, IL" and make it available to the public for research.

Our logo depicts the two major industries of Christian Co., mining and farming, was adopted in April of 1984.

In the winter of 1983 the CCGS published their first Quarterly for the Societies members. Due to printing and mailing costs in 2011 the CCGS Board decided to cease a Quarterly publication and produce a ‘semi-annual’ publication for it’s members.

Due to the number of county genealogical publications that were produced and the donations of books that were received and being housed in the home of a member, on Feb. 4, 1985 an arrangement was made with the Christian County Historical Society to combine the CCGS collection with their Library which was, and still is, housed in the Pence Building of the Historical Society.

Today the CCGS consists of volumes of records, not only for Christian Co., but many of the surrounding counties, other counties throughout the State and even across the country.