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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jasper County'''
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Guide to '''Jasper County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = '''Jasper County Courthouse'''<br>204 West Washington St., Suite 2<br>Newton, Illinois 62448<br>618-783-3124<br>[http://www.jaspercountyillinois.org Jasper County Website]
 
| building address = '''Jasper County Courthouse'''<br>204 West Washington St., Suite 2<br>Newton, Illinois 62448<br>618-783-3124<br>[http://www.jaspercountyillinois.org Jasper County Website]
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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  ==
  
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Jasper County's civil records start the following years:
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'''Beginning Dates for Jasper County Records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jasper County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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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, Illinois Courthouse|Jasper County Courthouse]] page.  
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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, Illinois Courthouse|Jasper County Courthouse]] page.  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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The county is named after Sergeant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper William Jasper] (c1750-1779) who was a noted American soldier during the Revolutional War.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper "William Jasper,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
 
The county is named after Sergeant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper William Jasper] (c1750-1779) who was a noted American soldier during the Revolutional War.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jasper "William Jasper,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
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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|Clay]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties. '''County seat:''' 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>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
=== Record Loss = ===
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See an interactive map of Jasper County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Record Loss ===
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]]
 
*[[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== African American ===
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=== Biography ===
 
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[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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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.
  
*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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*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=729 list of cemeteries in Jasper County] and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
  
*[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://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/jasper.htm Jasper Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*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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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|426156|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Jasper County}}. Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
*[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  ===
 
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=== Church  ===
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=== Church Records ===
  
=== Court  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or 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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:*'''1860-1933''' Administrator's record. {{FHL|270349|item|disp=FHL Film 1311971 items 2–3 – 1311973}}
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:*'''1873-1988''' Jail Registers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]
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=== Ethnic Research  ===
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==== African American  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of 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.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History ===
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information.<br><br>'''1835-present''' The original land and property records for&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County are held by the County Clerk. See the info box above for contact information. The following copies are available:<br><br>
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
  
:*[No land and property record holdings&nbsp;noted in&nbsp;[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Jasper County Listing.]&nbsp; Search for&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/jasper_map.html Jasper County Federal Township Plats]
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=== Local Histories  ===
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1837-1915''' Deed records, 1837-1915; index, 1840-1895. {{FHL|239784|item|disp=FHL Film 1311821–1311844}}
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''Family Maps.''' Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Jasper County, Illinois'' (Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Pub. Co., c2010.) {{Worldcat|700287109}}{{FHL|1883743|item|disp=FHL book 977.374 E7b}}
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[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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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/jasper_map.html Jasper County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Iljasper.jpg|right|400px|Iljasper.jpg]]
  
 
:*[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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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>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.
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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.  
  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
 
:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H and K.  
 
:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H and K.  
 
:- [[54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and E.  
 
:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and E.  
:- [[98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>
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:- [[98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>  
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:- [[155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Naturalization  ===
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Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See [[Illinois Naturalization and Citizenship|Illinois Naturalization Records]] for more information about using naturalization records.
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]
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:*'''1869-1906''' Naturalization records. {{FHL|270179|item|disp=FHL Film 1311897 items 1,2}}
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/obitsa_b.html Obituaries] courtesy of [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails]
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.  
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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.  
  
=== Repositories ===
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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:*'''1835-1972''' Probate Records. {{FHL|270275|item|disp=FHL Film 1311897 items 3–4 (first of 14 films)}}
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:*'''1850-1937''' Will Records. {{FHL|270235|item|disp=FHL FIlm 1311897 items 5–6 and 1311898 items 1–2}}
  
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, Illinois Courthouse|Jasper County Courthouse]] page. 
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'''Online Resources'''
  
====Family History Library====
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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.
  
====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
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=== Repositories  ===
  
====Public Libraries====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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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, Illinois Courthouse|Jasper County Courthouse]] page.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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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 ordered from the FHL collection at a nominal cost.  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:
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*'''[[Centralia Illinois Family History Center|Centralia Illinois Family History Center ]]<br>'''
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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>
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*[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center|'''Champaign Illinois Family History Center''']]
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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>
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*'''[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center|Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center]]<br>'''
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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>
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*[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center|'''Vincennes Indiana Family History Center''']]
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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.
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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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;
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[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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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.
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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>
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through 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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:*'''1871-1918''' Assessor's Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.  
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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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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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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/vitalrecords_index.html Miscellaneous Marriages, Births, and Deaths] - for Jasper County. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
'''1877–present'''&nbsp;The original&nbsp;Jasper County birth records 1877- present are housed in&nbsp;the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1877-1903'''&nbsp;Birth Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jasper County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1877-1903''' Birth Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]  
:*'''1877-1916 '''Birth Record Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jasper County records.&amp;
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:*'''1877-1916 '''Birth Record Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]  
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:*'''1884-1903''' Births, marriages, deaths. {{FHL|263698|item|disp=FHL Film 1315768–1315769}}
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/birthsa-d.html Jasper County Birth Notices from the Newton Press.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/birthregister.html 1879 Births from Jasper County, IL.] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
'''1835–present''' — The original&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County marriage records 1835-present are housed in&nbsp;the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1835–1900&nbsp;'''Marriage Record'''&nbsp;'''[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jasper County&nbsp;records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1835–1900''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]  
:*'''1874–1901&nbsp;'''Marriage Record Index'''&nbsp;–'''[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search&nbsp;for Jasper County&nbsp;records.
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:*'''1835-1900''' Births, marriages, deaths. {{FHL|263698|item|disp=FHL Film 1315769 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1874–1901''' Marriage Record Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]
  
The following abstracts are available:
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'''Online Resources'''
  
:*'''1835–1900'''&nbsp;[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1835-1900 for&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County)
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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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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:*'''1878-1900''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/marr1878_1900.html Jasper County, IL Marriages] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
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:*'''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/licenses1.html Jasper County Marriage licenses as reported in the Newton Press.] 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]
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
'''1877–present''' - The original&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County death records 1877-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1877–1908 '''Death Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jasper County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1877–1908 '''Death Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]  
:*'''1877–1910''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jasper County&nbsp;records.
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:*'''1877–1910''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU].  
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:*'''1877-1908''' Births, marriages, deaths. {{FHL|263698|item|disp=FHL Film 1315767}}
  
The following abstracts are available:
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'''Online Resources'''
  
:*'''1916–1950 '''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950] (1916-1950 for&nbsp;Jasper&nbsp;County)
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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:*'''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 ($)  
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/1850jasmort.html 1850 Mortality index] of Jasper County, Illinois. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/1860mortality.html 1860 Mortality index] of Jasper County, Illinois. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
== Archives, Libraries and Museums ==
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==== Divorces ====
  
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Jasper County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.<br><br>
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/1888divorces.html Pre-1887 Divorces] in Jasper County, Illinois. Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ genealogytrails.com]
  
[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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==== Additional Resources  ====
  
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.<br><br>
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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 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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== Societies  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Jasper|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Databases pertinent to Jasper County
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Jasper/ Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[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://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD
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:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/ Jasper County Genealogy Trails]
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:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Jasper/ Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljasper/ USGenWeb Project], Jasper County, Illinois Genealogy (Last update Feb 2008, some broken links)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 03:42, 1 November 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Jasper County

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

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Online Records


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

Contents

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]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jasper County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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.

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

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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

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

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 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:

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.

604 W Windsor Rd
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Phone: 217-352-8063
Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt

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.

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. 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 Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at 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 Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Web Sites

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.