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Jasper County, Illinois
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Jasper County, Illinois Facts

When was Jasper County, IL Created?
Jasper County was established on February 15, 1831.

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Newton (prior county seats was ) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Cumberland CountyClark CountyCrawford CountyRichland CountyClay CountyEffingham County

Jasper County, IL Census Records

What Jasper County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jasper County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Jasper Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jasper Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jasper 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

Jasper County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Jasper County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jasper County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jasper 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 Jasper 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.

Jasper County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Jasper County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jasper 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.

Jasper Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jasper Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jasper Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Jasper Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jasper Co. IL General and History Websites

Jasper Co. IL Military Records