Jefferson County, Illinois

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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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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Jefferson County'' <br>  
  
 
== Jefferson County Organization  ==
 
== Jefferson County Organization  ==
  
Jefferson County's civil records start the following years:
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Jefferson County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Jefferson County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Jefferson County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== Biography ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
One of the best places to start Jefferson County cemetery searches is at the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljeffer/cems/index.html Jefferson County Illinois Cemeteries] page (available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb). Information, photographs, and transcripts from more than 100 cemeteries may be found on this site.
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One of the best places to start Jefferson County cemetery searches is at the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljeffer/cems/index.html Jefferson County Illinois Cemeteries] page (available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb). Information, photographs, and transcripts from more than 100 cemeteries may be found on this site.  
  
 
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  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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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.  
 
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 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Jefferson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Jefferson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
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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.  
  
*'''1866-1927''' Will record book indexes as found in ''Jefferson County, Illinois circuit court records'' Available through the Family History Library {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL book.}} This book is also available through [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31606720 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]'''
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*'''1866-1927''' Will record book indexes as found in ''Jefferson County, Illinois circuit court records'' Available through the Family History Library {{FHL|721452|item|disp=FHL book.}} This book is also available through [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31606720 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]  
 
*Flannigan, Misty. [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/wills/willindex.htm Will Book Index Jefferson County Illinois Record Book Index - A 1886-1898], courtesy: [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: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
  
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== Societies ===
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=== Societies ===
  
Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical_Society_of_Southern_Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
  
 
[http://jchs.mvn.net/index.html '''Jefferson County Historical Society''']'''<br>'''1411 N 27th St.<br>Mt. Vernon, IL 62864<br>Phone: (618) 246-0033<br>E-mail: jchsvip@mvn.net  
 
[http://jchs.mvn.net/index.html '''Jefferson County Historical Society''']'''<br>'''1411 N 27th St.<br>Mt. Vernon, IL 62864<br>Phone: (618) 246-0033<br>E-mail: jchsvip@mvn.net  
  
[http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/gensociety.htm '''Jefferson County Genealogical Society''']'''<br>'''c/o C.E. Brehm Memorial Library<br>101 S. 7th Street<br>Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
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[http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/gensociety.htm '''Jefferson County Genealogical Society''']'''<br>'''c/o C.E. Brehm Memorial Library<br>101 S. 7th Street<br>Mt. Vernon, IL 62864  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
:*'''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]]  
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:*'''1877-1902 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|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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:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1870-1920 Index''' Delayed Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1870-1920 Index''' Delayed Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1870-1920''' Delayed Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and  
 
:*'''1870-1920''' Delayed Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and  
:*'''1867-1915''' Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1867-1915''' Birth certificates- [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for&nbsp;Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1877-1915''' Births - {{FHL|270290|item|disp=FHL film 1004706}} First of 6 films; Index at [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/birth/misc_births_1877_1915.html ILGenWeb]<br>
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:*'''1877-1915''' Births - {{FHL|270290|item|disp=FHL film 1004706}} First of 6 films; Index at [http://jefferson.ilgenweb.net/birth/misc_births_1877_1915.html ILGenWeb]<br>  
 
:*'''1877-1902''' Birth index  
 
:*'''1877-1902''' Birth index  
 
:*'''1867-1915''' Birth certificates - {{FHL|270372|item|disp=FHL film 1004712}} First of 15 films  
 
:*'''1867-1915''' Birth certificates - {{FHL|270372|item|disp=FHL film 1004712}} First of 15 films  
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:*'''1819-1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/jefferson/vitals/marriages/marriag2.txt Jefferson County, Illinois marriages]  
 
:*'''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]]  
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:*'''1891-1916 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|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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:*'''1819-1916''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1819-1916''' Marriages - {{FHL|270456|item|disp=FHL film 1004738}} First of two films  
 
:*'''1819-1916''' Marriages - {{FHL|270456|item|disp=FHL film 1004738}} First of two films  
 
:*'''1891-1916''' Marriage index - {{FHL|270456|item|disp=FHL film 1004738}}  
 
:*'''1891-1916''' Marriage index - {{FHL|270456|item|disp=FHL film 1004738}}  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinios Statewide Death index]  
 
:*'''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]]  
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:*'''1877-1902 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|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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:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Jefferson records. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''7 December 1877-1915''' Death register {{FHL|743228|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3793 V2zi}} Two Volumes; {{FHL|743228|item|disp=FHL Film 795918 items 13-14}}  
 
:*'''7 December 1877-1915''' Death register {{FHL|743228|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3793 V2zi}} Two Volumes; {{FHL|743228|item|disp=FHL Film 795918 items 13-14}}  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|270399|item|disp=FHL Film 1004737}}  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|270399|item|disp=FHL Film 1004737}}  
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Revision as of 05:29, 13 August 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

Jefferson County Organization

Jefferson County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Jefferson County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1819
1877
1820
1816
1820


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

See an interactive map of Jefferson County boundary changes.

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.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

One of the best places to start Jefferson County cemetery searches is at the Jefferson County Illinois Cemeteries page (available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb). Information, photographs, and transcripts from more than 100 cemeteries may be found on this site.

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
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

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 Records

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 Records

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

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

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

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 the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Jefferson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1822-1904 Deeds FHL Film 1003250First of 32 films.
  • 1822-1927 Deed IndexIRAD-EIU Search for Jefferson records.
  • 1822-1922 Deed Records IRAD-EIU Search for Jefferson records.
  • 1857-1861 Mortgage Record IRAD (SIU) Search for Jefferson records.
  • 1874-1905 Mortgage Index IRAD (SIU)


Online Resources

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.

Naturalization

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.

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 Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

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

Taxation

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 Jefferson 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Jefferson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

There are several marriage collections at ILGenWeb.

Deaths

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.