WELCOME TO JACKSON COUNTY ILLINOIS TRAILS
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
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Our goal is to provide as many ONLINE records as we can to help
you in your search for your Jackson county, IL ancestors. We are here to help you, so don't be shy. If anyone would
like to donate any records, or their time to help transcribe, please email Susan.
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Information and directions for Jackson County, IL are located HERE
The Jackson County Courthouse
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THE GORDON BOOK
Jackson County now has it's first book online!
"THE LIFE AND LABORS OF REV. HENRY S. GORDON,
Founder of the Free Baptist church in Southern Illinois, together with PICTURES AND SKETCHES of One Hundred Other
Free Baptist, Dead and Living", by REV. GEO. A. GORDON, Campbell Hill, Illinois, 1901
Currently, the ENTIRE book is now available for viewing.
You can begin your reading HERE
HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY
The Northwest Territory
Early Records for all States once part of the Territory!
MAP OF JACKSON COUNTY, IL
The Civilian Conservation Corps
JACKSON COUNTY PHOTOS, POSTCARDS AND DIARIES
The ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARY is a wonderful source for
Illinois newspapers on microfilm. They grant interlibrary loan to anyone living in the State of Illinois. For requests
outside of Illinois call the library to check on their policy at 217-524-7216. They will do a search of what is
available for the area you are searching. These can also be purchased, check with the library on cost and availability
of the master roll.
You can now search to see what Illinois Newspaper are on microfilm!
HERE TO SEARCH
Their address is: ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARY, Old State
Capital Building, Springfield, IL 62701.
GENEALOGY COLUMN FOR JACKSON COUNTY!
A new genealogy column has been started in the Ava newspaper. Lauri Gray-Stoewsandwill
accept queries for her monthly articles. Be sure to make the subject line of your e-mail AVA NEWSPAPER. To subscribe
to the Ava newspaper, send your name and address and a check for $10 to: AVA CITIZEN P.O. BOX 391 AVA, IL 62907-0391.
Read Lauri's Genealogy Column from the Ava Citizen
**Obituaries of present and former Jackson County residents.
You must have a family member who lived at least 10 years in Jackson County to add to this database.
CENSUS, MARRIAGES, PROBATES AND
If you have anything to donate to these pages, or can help with
any transcriptions, please email Susan
BIRTHS AND DEATHS ONLINE:
Burials are now online!
For COPIES OF military records located at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery,
in St. Louis, phone: 314-260-8691. They are very helpful, and are in the process of computerizing these records,
which do include Civil War Burials. Burials that took place in Mound City National Cemetery, in Alexander County,
can also be found here. For information on obtaining military records in the St. Louis, MO area, visit this site:
The National Personnel Records
Center. According to Jefferson Barracks Personnel, inquiries about the hospital
that was located nearby, during the Civil War, should be sent to the National Personnel Records Center.
For Records located at Arlington National Cemetery, phone 703-695-3250
WWI Draft Cards
Available through the Missouri State Archives
Check these if your ancestors crossed the river
JACKSON COUNTY MEN
HISTORY OF THE 73RD INFANTRY
THE 15TH ILLINOIS CAVALRY, THE HISTORY AND
ROSTER OF THE 73RD, COMPANY I
THE HISTORY OF THE 18TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY
81st INFANTRY, COMPANY D
18th IL INFANTRY, COMPANY A
81st INFANTRY, COMPANY F
18th IL INFANTRY, COMPANY B
HISTORY OF THE 89th IL
18th IL INFANTRY, COMPANY C
ROSTER OF THE 89TH, CO. D
HISTORY OF THE 27TH IL INFANTRY
HISTORY OF THE 145TH
ROSTER OF CO. H, 27TH INFANTRY
145TH, COMPANY F
THE HISTORY OF THE 31ST IL INFANTRY
JACKSON MEN IN THE BLACKHAWK WAR
ROSTER OF COMPANY H, 31ST INFANTRY
MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE KOREAN WAR
*The following were donated by Joel Russell: 18th- Companies
A and C and the Men who fought in the BlackHawk War.
1883 List of Pensioners from the Civil War.
These are early pensions, which include injured or sick veterans,
widows and dependent children. If your ancestor isn't listed here, they probably filed at a later date for their
pension, or filed from a different county. Many men are found in Perry and Franklin counties in Illinois.
More 1883 Illinois Pensioners can be found HERE
Here you will find the cemetery records of Jackson county, IL.
These cemeteries have all been transcribed by volunteers. If you would like to share any cemeteries you have transcribed,
please send e-mail to Susan and be sure to
put in the subject line of your message JACKSON COUNTY CEMETERIES.
To find a cemetery's location, try using GNIS' search
JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
BIRTH RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY
JACKSON COUNTY CEMETERIES
If the cemetery transcription you are looking for is not listed,
we do not have it.
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
In the Sheriff's office you will find wanted surnames, jail records
and miscellaneous records having to do with records pertaining to arrests, etc. If you have any records like these
about your ancestor that you would like to include, please contactSusan
THE SCHOOL HOUSE
Here you will find the records mentioning the students, schools
and teachers of Jackson County, IL. If you have any information you'd like to donate, please contact Susan to have
it added to the page.
THE CHURCHES OF JACKSON COUNTY
On this page we are hoping to include as many Church records and
memberships as we can. If you have any you would like to donate to this page, please e-mail Susan, and be sure to put JACKSON COUNTY CHURCHES in
your subject line.
LINKS TO OTHER ILLINOIS RECORDS
Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro
Records from June 1929
Society of Southern Illinois
*Fall Conference and Book Fair in October
BLM LAND RECORDS INDEX
ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CEMETERIES
New online database and histories; includes searchable index with
soundex capability for 15 cemeteries!
NEWBERRY LIBRARY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Railroad information and records
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Get information on how to order records from the courthouse, addresses
and other information
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(Please follow the ordering directions)
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State of Illinois
ILLINOIS TRAILS MAIN PAGE
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COUNTY COMMUNITY INDEX
ILLINOIS STATE GENEALOGICAL
THE TOWN OF MURPHYSBORO
ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL
US RAILROAD RETIREMENT
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AFRICAN
Locate towns in any state in 1895
THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Online obituary index
This site is updated often!
RW Soldiers buried in Illinois, RW pensioners, War of 1812 with history,
rosters and letters, CW pensioners and pensions and more!
ILLINOIS TRAILS STATE
Epidemics, Illinois Prisoner Register, Historic Material, 1818 Delegates
to the Kaskaskia Convention, Early Laws, Old Handwriting and more!
ILLINOIS TRAILS CENSUS
Statewide and County Level Census
ILLINOIS TRAILS EVENTS
1892 Deaths from La Grip, The Flu of 1918, The Night the Stars Fell,
The 1811-12 Earthquake and more!
JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY HOMEPAGES
If you have a home page with Jackson county, IL
families listed, let us know and we'll add you to the list. E-mail Susanand make the subject
line of your message JACKSON COUNTY, IL HOMEPAGE. We appreciate you providing a reciprocal link back to the Jackson
County, Illinois Trails History and Genealogy Homepage in return. The correct URL to us is:
JERRY'S GENEALOGY HOMEPAGE
CAROL SWITZER DEAN'S
JEANA GALLAGHER'S HOMEPAGE
NANCY ATTEY'S HOMEPAGE
JOEL ETHERTON'S HOMEPAGE
ELIZABETH FARMER'S "WELCOME TO DEE'S GARDEN"
WALTERS AND ALLIED
REUSCHER'S FAMILY TREEMAKER PAGE
THE REYNOLDS FAMILY
TERRY HARVEY'S HOMEPAGE
Home Page of Susan Cearlock Tilleman
THE STILLEY HOMEPAGE
Vickey's GRAND TOWER HISTORY PAGES
& Hobbs CONNECTIONS
SKIPWORTH COUSINS FAMILY
The TOWNES and
The BROWDERS of Illinois
homepage of Darrell Eisenhauer
Barbara Taylor-Henderson's Homepage
Peggy Sue's Homeplace
Linda Johnson Green's Homepage
Be sure to visit the counties that surround Jackson. The Illinois Trails
volunteers work hard to provide you with online material. They are not LINKS ONLY sites!
UNION COUNTY, IL PAGE
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL PAGE
PERRY COUNTY, IL PAGE
RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL PAGE
JOHNSON COUNTY, IL PAGE
To visit other Illinois Trails Counties:
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