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Guide to '''Jasper County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Jasper County''
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=== County Organization  ===
 
 
== County Organization  ==
 
  
 
Jasper County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Jasper County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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'''Beginning Dates for Jasper County Records'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1831--'''Jasper County was created 15 February 1831&nbsp;from [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Newton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*'''1831--'''Jasper County was created 15 February 1831 from [[Clay County, Illinois Genealogy|Clay]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Newton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected. The county seat is Newton and the county was organized on 1831. The County is located in the East-Central part of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jasper County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_County,_Illinois 04/013/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Jasper County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Illinois Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, Illinois Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]]  
*[[Cumberland County, Illinois|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Cumberland County, Illinois Genealogy|Cumberland]]  
*[[Effingham County, Illinois|Effingham]]  
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*[[Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy|Effingham]]  
*[[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]]
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*[[Richland County, Illinois Genealogy|Richland]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Jasper}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jasper, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=729&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://jasper.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/jasper/jaspercem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/jasper.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=40 Illinois Gravestones]
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*{{FHL|426156|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=729 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jasper County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jasper+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/jasper.htm Jasper Co.&nbsp;IL&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=729 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Jasper&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|426156|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Jasper County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Jasper Graveyards of Illinois]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6284&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=77&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Jasper County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6284&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=77&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Jasper County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
 
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Iljasper.jpg|right|400px|Iljasper.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/jasper_map.html Jasper County Federal Township Plats]
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/jasper_map.html Jasper County Federal Township Plats]
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
  
[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/obitsa_b.html Obituaries] courtesy of [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails]
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/obitsa_b.html Obituaries] courtesy of [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails]  
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Probate REcords'''
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:*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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:*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1856-1921''' Probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Massac County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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:*'''1856-1921''' Probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Jasper County, and select the record type you are interested in.
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Jasper&nbsp;County, Illinois:  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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There are over 4500[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors. Microfilm and microfiche may be available at various local family history centers. Locate your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website. Call ahead to verify operating hours. All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Jasper County, Illinois:  
  
*'''[[Centralia Illinois Family History Center|Centralia Illinois Family History Center&nbsp;]]<br>'''
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'''[[Centralia Illinois Family History Center|Centralia Illinois Family History Center ]]<br>'''
  
 
Leafland &amp; 3rd Street<br>Centralia, Marion, Illinois<br>Phone: 618-532-3482<br>Hours: Wednesday 2-6pm<br>Attention: We have temporarily moved to this new location while our building is being remodeled.<br><br>  
 
Leafland &amp; 3rd Street<br>Centralia, Marion, Illinois<br>Phone: 618-532-3482<br>Hours: Wednesday 2-6pm<br>Attention: We have temporarily moved to this new location while our building is being remodeled.<br><br>  
  
*[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center|'''Champaign Illinois Family History Center''']]
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[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center|'''Champaign Illinois Family History Center''']]
  
604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt<br>&nbsp;<br>  
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604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt<br> <br>  
  
*'''[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center|Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center]]<br>'''
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[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center|'''Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center''']]<br>
  
 
1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo schools are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment. <br><br>  
 
1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo schools are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment. <br><br>  
  
*[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center|'''Vincennes Indiana Family History Center''']]
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[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center|'''Vincennes Indiana Family History Center''']]
  
1940 N Old Hwy 41<br>Vincennes, Knox, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-882-4022<br>Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas <br><br>Please note:&nbsp;Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
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1940 N Old Hwy 41<br>Vincennes, Knox, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-882-4022<br>Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas <br><br>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)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
  
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;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&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.&lt;  
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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.&lt;  
  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
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==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.newton.lib.il.us/ &nbsp;Newton Public Library]<br>100 South Van Buren Street<br>Newton, IL 62448-1559<br>(618) 783-8141<br>  
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[http://www.newton.lib.il.us/ Newton Public Library]<br>100 South Van Buren Street<br>Newton, IL 62448-1559<br>(618) 783-8141<br>  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.jaspercountyillinois.org/welcome.html Jasper County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.jaspercountyillinois.org/welcome.html Jasper County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Jasper County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|EIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Jasper County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|EIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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==== General  ====
 
==== General  ====
  
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/vitalrecords_index.html Miscellaneous Marriages, Births, and Deaths] -&nbsp; for Jasper County. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/vitalrecords_index.html Miscellaneous Marriages, Births, and Deaths] - for Jasper County. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1878-1900''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marr1878_1900.html Jasper County, IL Marriages] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
 
:*'''1878-1900''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marr1878_1900.html Jasper County, IL Marriages] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
 
:*'''Pre-1878''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marriagesa-c.html Marriages in Jasper County.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
 
:*'''Pre-1878''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marriagesa-c.html Marriages in Jasper County.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marriagenotices.html Jasper County Marriage Notices.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marriagenotices.html Jasper County Marriage Notices.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/1850jasmort.html 1850 Mortality index] of Jasper County, Illinois. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/1850jasmort.html 1850 Mortality index] of Jasper County, Illinois. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]  
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==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Jasper County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|383257|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Jasper – Vital Records}}, topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Jasper County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|383257|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Jasper – Vital Records}}, topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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== Websites  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/jasper-county/ Jasper County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Jasper-County.htm Jasper County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
Databases pertinent to Jasper County  
 
Databases pertinent to Jasper County  
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/ Jasper County Genealogy Trails]  
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/ Jasper County Genealogy Trails]  
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Jasper/ Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Jasper/ Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljasper/ USGenWeb Project], Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy (Last update Feb 2008, some broken&nbsp;links)&nbsp;
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljasper/ USGenWeb Project], Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy (Last update Feb 2008, some broken links)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:59, 25 September 2017

United States
Illinois
Jasper County

Guide to Jasper County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jasper County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Jasper County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1831
County Seat Newton
Courthouse
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
618-783-3124
Jasper County Website


County Organization

Jasper County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Jasper County Records

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1835
1877
1840
1835
1835

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

WilliamJasper.jpg

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]

Description

The county was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected. The county seat is Newton and the county was organized on 1831. The County is located in the East-Central part of the state.[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jasper, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190020,160
191018,157−9.9%
192016,064−11.5%
193012,809−20.3%
194013,4314.9%
195012,266−8.7%
196011,346−7.5%
197010,741−5.3%
198011,3185.4%
199010,609−6.3%
200010,117−4.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Jasper County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library.

Copies of Original Records

Abstracts

Online Resources

Maps

Iljasper.jpg

Military

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.

- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 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.
- 155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Obituaries courtesy of Genealogy Trails

Probate Records

Online Probate REcords


Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library.

Online Resources

  • 1856-1921 Probate records are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Jasper County, and select the record type you are interested in.

Repositories

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

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

There are over 4500Family 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 available at various local family history centers. 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.

Libraries

Newton Public Library
100 South Van Buren Street
Newton, IL 62448-1559
(618) 783-8141

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Jasper County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Jasper County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Jasper County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

General

Births

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Marriages

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources


Deaths

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Divorces

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Jasper County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Jasper – Vital Records, topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Websites

Databases pertinent to Jasper County

References

  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.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Jasper County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_County,_Illinois 04/013/2017.