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Jackson County, Illinois
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Jackson County, Illinois Facts

When was Jackson County, IL Created?
Jackson County was established on January 10, 1816.

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Murphysboro (prior county seats was House of Nathan Davis on Big Muddy River from 1816–1817, Brownsville from 1817–1843) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Perry CountyFranklin CountyWilliamson CountyUnion CountyPerry County, Missouri, Randolph County

Jackson County, IL Census Records

What Jackson County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jackson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Jackson County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jackson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jackson County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Jackson County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Jackson County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jackson County, IL?
A list of Jackson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Jackson County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jackson County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Jackson Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. IL General and History Websites

Jackson Co. IL Military Records