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Browse images of&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County probate records at {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}.
:*Browse images of&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County probate records at {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}.
=== Repositories  ===
=== Repositories  ===

Revision as of 20:36, 18 August 2011

Jasper County, Illinois
Boundary map of Jasper County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Founded: February 15, 1831
County Seat Newton
Jasper County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Jasper County Courthouse
204 West Washington St., Suite 2
Newton, Illinois 62448
Jasper County Website


United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Jasper County

County Organization

Jasper County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Jasper County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Jasper County are kept, see the Jasper County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts


The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779) who was a noted American soldier during the Revolutional War.[1]

Parent County

  • 1831--Jasper County was created 15 February 1831 from Clay and Crawford Counties.  County seat:  Newton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jasper County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources



Gotoarrow.png Illinois Cemeteries for more information.

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.



Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information.

1835-present The original land and property records for Jasper County are held by the County Clerk. See the info box above for contact information. The following copies are available:



  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Jasper County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Jasper County.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and K.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.


Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information.


County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Jasper County are kept, see the Jasper County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

There are over 4500 Family History Centers worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors.  Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at a nominal cost.  Locate your nearest Family History Center at the FamilySearch website.  Call ahead to verify operating hours.  All are welcome.

The following centers are accessible to residents of Jasper County, Illinois:

Centralia Illinois Family History Center 
Leafland & 3rd Street
Centralia, Marion, Illinois
Phone: 618-532-3482
Hours: Wednesday 2-6pm
Attention: We have temporarily moved to this new location while our building is being remodeled.

Champaign Illinois Family History Center
604 W Windsor Rd
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Phone: 217-352-8063
Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt
Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center
1845 N 6 1/2 St
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
Phone: 812-234-0269
Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo schools are on delays or early dismissals.
Attention: The Center is also available by appointment.

Vincennes Indiana Family History Center
1940 N Old Hwy 41
Vincennes, Knox, Indiana
Phone: 812-882-4022
Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm
Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas

Please note: Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts. The records of Jasper County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.<

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online



Vital Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information.


1877–present The original Jasper County birth records 1877- present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877-1903 Birth Record - IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877-1916 Birth Record Index - IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.&


1835–present — The original Jasper County marriage records 1835-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1835–1900 Marriage Record IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1874–1901 Marriage Record Index –IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.

The following abstracts are available:


1877–present - The original Jasper County death records 1877-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877–1908 Death Record IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877–1910 Death Record Index IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.

The following abstracts are available:

Web Sites

Databases pertinent to Jasper County


  1. "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.