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*Jersey County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900." The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection
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*Death records index 1878 to 1983

Revision as of 22:24, 19 July 2011

Jersey County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Jersey County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 28, 1839
County Seat Jerseyville
Courthouse
IL-jersey-courthouse.jpg
Address 200 N. LaFayette
Jerseyville, IL 62052

618-498-5571, ext. 115

Website: www.jerseycounty-il.us
Named for: New Jersey


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Quick Dates


                                     Beginning Dates for Jersey County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1839
1877
1840
1822
1839


Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 1839--Jersey County was created 28 February 1839 from Greene County.  County seat: Jerseyville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18404,535
18507,35462.2%
186012,05163.9%
187015,05424.9%
188015,5423.2%
189014,810−4.7%
190014,612−1.3%
191013,954−4.5%
192012,682−9.1%
193012,556−1.0%
194013,6368.6%
195015,26411.9%
196017,02311.5%
197018,4928.6%
198020,53811.1%
199020,5390%
200021,6685.5%
Est. 200822,6224.4%
Decennial US Census

Church

Court

Directories

Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:

  • "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.
  • "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:" Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
  • Sheldon, Theodore. Land registration in Illinois. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at Internet Archives and Google Books.==== Land ====

History

Maps

Military

IRAD holdings:

  • Military discharge records 1918 to 1965
  • Military discharge records index 1918 to 1967

Civil War
Civil War service men from Jersey 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 Jersey County.

- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and D.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and K.

Maturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

IRAD's holdings

  • Birth records 1878 to 1932
  • Birth records index 1857 to 1967
  • Birth records, proof of 1845 to 1866
  • Stillbirths 1905 to 1932
Marriage

IRAD's holdings

  • Marriage records 1839 to 1967

Available at Ancestry.com $:

  • Jersey County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900." The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection
Death

IRAD's holdings

  • Death records 1878 to 1900
  • Death records index 1878 to 1983

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.