Jefferson County, Illinois Genealogy

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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Jefferson County'' <br>
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== County Organization  ==
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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 Jefferson County are kept, see the [[Jefferson County, Illinois Courthouse|Jefferson County Courthouse]] page.
  
{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Jefferson County'' <br>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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[[Image:Jefferson-thomas.jpg|thumb|right|180px]]
  
=== History  ===
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Jefferson County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson Thomas Jefferson] who was the author of the Declaration of Independence and also the third president of the United States.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*'''1819--'''Jefferson County was created 26 March 1819&nbsp;from [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]] and [[White County, Illinois|White]] Counties.
 
*'''1819--'''Jefferson County was created 26 March 1819&nbsp;from [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]] and [[White County, Illinois|White]] Counties.
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'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Mount Vernon <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>  
 
'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Mount Vernon <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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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{Jefferson County, Illinois}}  
 
{{Jefferson County, Illinois}}  
  
<br>'''To see a list of places in Jefferson County, click on [Show], in the bar above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
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'''To see a list of places in Jefferson County, click on [Show], in the bar above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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=== African American  ===
  
 
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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Jefferson County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Jefferson County resources:  
  
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==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
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===== 1840 Pensioners  =====
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==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Jefferson County on page 187.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Jefferson County on page 187.]
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
  
===== Catholic  =====
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==== Catholic  ====
  
 
FamilySearch has made parish records from two Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Jefferson County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
 
FamilySearch has made parish records from two Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Jefferson County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois 1875-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois 1875-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court  ===
  
 
Jefferson County Courthouse<br>100 South 10th St.<br>Mt. Vernon, IL<br>Phone: (618) 244-8020  
 
Jefferson County Courthouse<br>100 South 10th St.<br>Mt. Vernon, IL<br>Phone: (618) 244-8020  
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*Jefferson County, Illinois Circuit Court Records {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL Film 1698207 item 14}}, {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3793 P22z}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/jefferson-county-illinois-circuit-court-records/oclc/31606720&referer=brief_results World Cat]
 
*Jefferson County, Illinois Circuit Court Records {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL Film 1698207 item 14}}, {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3793 P22z}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/jefferson-county-illinois-circuit-court-records/oclc/31606720&referer=brief_results World Cat]
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Land  ===
*'''1796-1907'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)
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*'''1796-1907'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)
  
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Cindy Ford compiled an extensive list of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jefferson/land/alphaindex.html Jefferson County Illinois Early Land Sales], which is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].  
 
Cindy Ford compiled an extensive list of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jefferson/land/alphaindex.html Jefferson County Illinois Early Land Sales], which is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].  
  
Jefferson County, Illinois Early Land Sales and Land Grants available through [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/land/alphaindex.html USGENWEB]
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Jefferson County, Illinois Early Land Sales and Land Grants available through [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/land/alphaindex.html USGENWEB]  
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
 
*Continental Historical Bureau. ''History of Jefferson County, Illinois, 1810-1962''. Mt. Vernon, Ill.: Continental Historical Bureau, 1962. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18485 Ancestry]&nbsp;($). {{FHL|1191242|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6078617}}  
 
*Continental Historical Bureau. ''History of Jefferson County, Illinois, 1810-1962''. Mt. Vernon, Ill.: Continental Historical Bureau, 1962. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18485 Ancestry]&nbsp;($). {{FHL|1191242|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6078617}}  
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*Wall, John A. ''Wall's History of Jefferson County, Illinois''. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18484 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/wallshistoryofje00wall Internet Archive]. Reprint: {{FHL|1017425|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 977.3793 H2w}}
 
*Wall, John A. ''Wall's History of Jefferson County, Illinois''. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18484 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/wallshistoryofje00wall Internet Archive]. Reprint: {{FHL|1017425|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 977.3793 H2w}}
  
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==== Military  ====
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=== Military  ===
  
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.<br>
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:- [[70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
 
:- [[70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
  
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==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
 
*Flannigan, Misty. [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/wills/willindex.htm Will Book Index Jefferson County Illinois Record Book Index - A 1886-1898], courtesy:&nbsp;[http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
 
*Flannigan, Misty. [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/wills/willindex.htm Will Book Index Jefferson County Illinois Record Book Index - A 1886-1898], courtesy:&nbsp;[http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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 Jefferson County are kept, see the [[Jefferson County, Illinois Courthouse|Jefferson County Courthouse]] page.
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=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
:*'''1819-1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/jefferson/vitals/marriages/marriag2.txt Jefferson County, Illinois marriages]
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:*'''1819-1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/jefferson/vitals/marriages/marriag2.txt Jefferson County, Illinois marriages]  
 
:*'''1891-1916 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1891-1916 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1819-1916''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1819-1916''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
 
:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
  
There are several marriage collections at [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/marriage/index.htm ILGenWeb].
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There are several marriage collections at [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/marriage/index.htm ILGenWeb].  
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinios Statewide Death index]
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinios Statewide Death index]  
 
:*'''1877-1902 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877-1902 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]
  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]  
| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson_County,_Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
 
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Revision as of 21:50, 28 July 2011

Jefferson County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Jefferson County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 26, 1819
County Seat Mt. Vernon
Courthouse
IL-jefferson-courthouse.jpg
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
100 S. 10th Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
618-244-8020
Jefferson County Website
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

Contents

County Organization

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

Historical Facts

Jefferson-thomas.jpg

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson who was the author of the Declaration of Independence and also the third president of the United States.

Parent County

  • 1819--Jefferson County was created 26 March 1819 from Edwards and White Counties.

County seat:  Mount Vernon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Jefferson County, click on [Show], in the bar above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Jefferson County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190028,133
191029,1113.5%
192028,480−2.2%
193031,0349.0%
194034,37510.8%
195035,8924.4%
196032,315−10.0%
197031,446−2.7%
198036,55216.2%
199037,0201.3%
200040,0458.2%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Jefferson County on page 187.]

Church

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from two Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Jefferson County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Court

Jefferson County Courthouse
100 South 10th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL
Phone: (618) 244-8020

Land

Cindy Ford compiled an extensive list of Jefferson County Illinois Early Land Sales, which is available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Jefferson County, Illinois Early Land Sales and Land Grants available through USGENWEB

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.
- 44th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C, D, G, and I.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.

Newspapers

Probate

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 Jefferson County are kept, see the Jefferson County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Taxation

Vital Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information.

Indexes for birth, death, and marriage, prior to 1 January 1916 are in the custody of the county clerk.

Births

Marriages

There are several marriage collections at ILGenWeb.

Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Jefferson County Historical Society
1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 246-0033
E-mail: jchsvip@mvn.net

Jefferson County Genealogical Society
c/o C.E. Brehm Memorial Library
101 S. 7th Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

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.