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Jersey County Illinois Genealogy

Jersey County was founded on February 28, 1839, and was formed out of Greene County. The county was named for the state of New Jersey, from which many of the early settlers emigrated – which was itself named for the Channel Island of Jersey in Great Britain. The area quickly evolved into several small agricultural communities. As the area soon began to flourish, a county government was established and a courthouse was built in Jerseyville, the county seat. The present courthouse was built in 1893.

These pages are a part of the ILGenWeb Project. They provide a resource for genealogists searching in Jersey County, Illinois. You can post queries about surnames you are researching, see who else might be researching the same names as yourself, ask volunteers to do reference look-ups, volunteer to do reference look-ups, and get information on searching in Jersey County. My name is Dennis Partridge, and I am currently the county-coordinator of Jersey County, you can contact me if you have any questions. I do not live in Jersey County, or Illinois, but I will attempt to answer your research questions or point you in the direction of somebody who can.

Please submit any articles related to the history of Jersey County and its people. Information should be historical or genealogical in nature and only reference deceased persons. Please include your full name which will be referenced in your contribution, your email address and the source. You can use our contact form to submit your information.

Jersey County Genealogy Records

Jersey County GenWeb Success Story

Jersey County Research

Links to Jersey County Families, Information

Neighboring Counties To Jersey County Illinois

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