Jasper County, Illinois

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:*[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] ($)
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:*'''1800s – Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records, including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a researcher establish location and lead to National Archives’ records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are at the National Archives.
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780  Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/jasper_map.html Jasper County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
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Revision as of 22:30, 13 September 2011

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
 

United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Jasper County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

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

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

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

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

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.