Jasper County
Reference & Lookups

Welcome to the Jasper County, Illinois Reference & Lookups page.  Below is a list of Jasper County sources, as well as the names of volunteers who will do look-ups.  (See the Guidelines for requesting lookups below).

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail me with "Jasper County Volunteer" in the subject line; that will get my attention REAL fast!  Tell me what reference material you will be using to do the lookups.  I'll post your information below, along with your name and e-mail address.  I will assume that your return e-mail address is the one on your e-mail heading unless you note otherwise.

GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING LOOKUPS FROM A VOLUNTEER.  The volunteers WILL NOT do your research for you (you must do your own research), but they will use the reference material they have on hand.  They may also use their expertise to refer you to other possible sources.  Remember: These are volunteers, NOT paid genealogists, and their offer to help is based on their love for genealogy and their willingness to help others.  Please be as explicit as possible regarding the time period, and provide complete names and locations.  Give the volunteer as much information as you can.  For instance, if you request a census lookup, limit your request to one or two specific heads of household(s). DON'T ask for ALL of the Smith's or Jones' on the 1880 census.  Please give the volunteer at least three weeks to respond; remember, they have lives of their own, too!  If the lookup involves "snail" mail, you will be expected to provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope as you cannot expect the volunteer to incur any costs involved with your lookup.  Finally, please be sure to let the volunteer know you appreciate their help.  Don't take them for granted.

Linda


Jasper County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
c/o Newton Public Library
100 South Van Buren Street
Newton, IL 62448
(No telephone)
E-mail:  newtongen@shawls.lib.il.us

The above e-mail address can be used to request genealogy research.

If you ask for research by mail, ALWAYS include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. You will be charged 10¢ for each copy.  If extensive research is involved, you may also be charged a research fee.

Annual membership fee is $15.00 (includes "Our Heritage" newsletter, which is published quarterly) and runs from January through December of each year.  A lifetime membership is $100.00.

Note:  There is not always a member of the genealogy society on the library premises to help you.  Please do not expect the library staff to help you.  They will do their best to help when they can, but their library duties must take priority.


Newton Public Library
100 South Van Buren Street
Newton, IL 62448
(618) 783-8141
FAX: (618) 783-8149

Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
10:00 AM to 7 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Note:  There is not always a member of the genealogy society on the premises to help you.  Please do not expect the library staff to help you.  They will do their best to help when they can, but their library duties must take priority.

If you need copies, you must make the copies yourself at 10¢ per page.  If you need a microfilm copy, the cost is 50¢ per page.



 
The Office of Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702
(217-782-6553)

Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1916.



Jasper County Circuit Clerk
100 West Jourdan Street
Newton, IL 62448-1973
Phone: 618-783-2524

Hours:  8:00 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

The Jasper County Circuit Clerk's office has divorce, probate and civil court records dating from 1835.  

Copies are available at the cost of $1.00 for the first copy; 50¢ each for the next 19 copies and 25¢ for each copy over 20 copies.  If you want certified copies, each certification is $6.00.

CAUTION:  The Jasper County Circuit Clerk's office staff is a small staff.  Please understand that their duties DO NOT include doing genealogy research.  If they have time, they will, but their official duties take priority over any genealogy research.  They may not always have time available to help you with your genealogy research on a walk-in basis.  Be prepared to help them help you by having ready a VERY EXPLICIT list of your needs, as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Then......be patient while waiting for results.  ALWAYS check the lookup section below to see if anyone can help you get as much information as you can BEFORE you contact the Circuit Clerk's office.


Jasper County Clerk
204 West Washington Street, Suite 2
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-3124

Hours:  8 AM to 4 PM (Monday through Friday)
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

The Jasper County Clerk's office has birth & death records from 1877; marriage and land records from 1835.   Certified birth and marriage records are $5.00 each (only certified copies are available).  Certified copies of death records are $7.00 each (only certified copies are available).  Divorce and probate records are housed at the Jasper County Circuit Clerk's office.

Note:  State law requires that an "application" be filled out and presented to the Clerk's Office in order to obtain birth and death records.  This application asks for a direct relationship from you to your ancestor and can be obtained from the Clerk's office by U. S. mail.  No application is required for a copy of a marriage record.  When you write for an application, please remember to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

CAUTION:  The Jasper County Clerk's office staff is a small staff.  Please understand that their duties DO NOT include doing genealogy research.  If they have time, they will, but their official duties take priority over any genealogy research.  They may not always have time available to help you with your genealogy research on a walk-in basis.  Be prepared to help them help you by having ready a VERY EXPLICIT list of your needs, as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Then......be patient while waiting for results.  ALWAYS check the lookup section below to see if anyone can help you get as much information as you can BEFORE you contact the Clerk's office.


Books for Sale By the Jasper County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
(price quoted includes shipping and handling)
Send check payable to the Jasper County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc., 100 South Van Buren, Newton, IL 62248  

1850 Federal Census   $12.50   Patty Huston
Jasper County Veterans by Russell Harrison
  $10.00   Patty Huston
New and Complete History of Jasper  County, IL and 1884 History (Sesquicentennial Edition, 1985)   $12.50   Patty Huston
1902 Jasper County Atlas   $33.50   Patty Huston
1900 Census   $45.00   Patty Huston




      Lookups

     Volunteer

Cemetery Records of Jasper County, Illinois  (Editor: Russel Treat Bickers, 1980)
Nancy O'Dell
Jasper County Illinois Cemeteries (Crooked Creek & Fox Townships)
(Andrews, Aten, Brooks, Coad, Hays, Hunt (Cummins), Kilgore, Lost, Old Harrisburg, Old Kibler Family, Plainfield, Ross, Songer, Swick, Swick Family, Ward, Wilson, Bethel)

Rhonda Swisher
Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, IL 1884 History  Milton L. Campbell
Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Illinois 1902 Jane Smithenry Klotz
Patty Huston
Raef, Burgund, Bigard-Bicart Ancestry by Jane Smithenry Klotz Jane Smithenry Klotz
St. Mary of The Assumption Catholic Church  (1837-1900 Records) INDEX ONLY
Jane Smithenry Klotz
The Heritage of Jasper County, Illinois 1831-1988
Jane Smithenry Klotz
Barbara D. Martin
Lee Neilsen
The Regular Baptists of Jasper County (data base of records extending back to the 1820's) Elder Webb


Mortality Schedules 1860-1880 for Jasper & surrounding counties. Corliss
1835 Federal Census Jane Smithenry Klotz
1835 State Census Patty Huston
1840 Federal Census Patty Huston
Jane Smithenry Klotz
1850 Federal Census Patty Huston
Jane Smithenry Klotz
1860 Federal Census Patty Huston
1870 Federal Census Patty Huston
1880 Federal Census Patty Huston
1900 Federal Census Patty Huston

If you would like to volunteer for lookups please contact me.

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Linda (Kralman) Lambert (ktlkate@avantek.net)
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Updated Tuesday, 12-Feb-2008 13:58:03 MST