Research Policy


CCGS MEMBERS are asked to pay a minimum of a non-refundable $15.00 donation for each individual name  searched, payable in advance. NON-MEMBERS are asked to pay a minimum of a non-refundable $20.00 donation for each individual name searched, payable in advance. (This includes postage up to 2 ounces) Additional amounts will be requested if needed.

  • An extra $5.00 is required per person’s name per trip to each destination in Christian County to search for records, such as the     courthouse, cemeteries, newspaper offices, etc.     
  • You will be billed at cost for court required search fees and document fees issued by the courthouse.      
  • There is an extra charge of $15.00 per hour to search any of our microfilm records listed below.      

Please indicate in a brief, clear, specific manner the information you are seeking.  Please send pedigree/ancestor charts giving the information you have, so that we do not duplicate our work.  Your charts will be placed in the family research section for the use of other researchers.  

Our holdings available for research include: 

Christian County histories: 1880, 1894, 1904, 1918, 1964, 2014.

Morrisonville and Palmer Centennials.  

Christian County Plat maps for 1872 1891, 1902, 1911, 1918 and 1924.

Federal census we have are: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and IL State census for    1855 & 1865  

Cemetery readings

Marriage index from 1839 to 1920.

Microfilm: 

Newspapers from Taylorville, Pana, Morrisonville and Assumption 

Probate records: 1839 - 1886; Letters & Wills: 1849 - 1861 & 1871 - 1919;

Land Deeds 1839 - 1884; Quit Claims 1868 - 1890.  

A detailed list of our holdings is available on our Publications page.


Inquiries may be made to CCGS, PO Box 28, Taylorville, IL  62568

Please make checks payable to the Christian County Genealogy Society.  Do not send cash.