Info for First Family/Pioneer Family Applications


First Families are families that can prove settlers 1805-December 31, 1830.
Pioneer Families are families that can prove settlers January 1, 1831-December 31, 1860

What do you need to do?
Starting with yourself, fill out family charts for each generation.
You will need documentation of each birth, marriage and death.
Have some don't knows?  You will need to find those documents.  That's what makes it fun!

Supporting documents include:  census records, Bible records, tax records, voter records, deeds, Probate records.  
These will point you in the right direction, and in some cases, the only documents you will be able to find.

Have you filled in all the blanks?

You must be a member of Champaign County Genealogical Society.  Want to join?

Request a First Family/Pioneer Family packet from CCGS.  The cost is $4.

PO Box 682
Urbana, Ohio 43078

Contact me if you have any questions, I will be glad to help, but I am slow to answer mail.

Include copies of all documentation, including family charts, it will be returned, maybe you can use it again.  We do not have room to store it.

We will send you a bill for for approved ancestors.  The cost is $15 for the first ancestor and $5 for each therafter, with a maximum of $50.

Nancy Massie
First Families/Pioneer Families Committee

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