Jackson County IL Genealogy

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Jackson County Records by City/Town

Ava Genealogy (64)
Campbell Hill Genealogy (56)
Carbondale Genealogy (129)
DeSoto Genealogy (51)
Elkville Genealogy (52)
Gorham Genealogy (43)
Grand Tower Genealogy (48)

Hurst Genealogy (41)
Makanda Genealogy (56)
Murphysboro Genealogy (101)
Ora Township Genealogy (45)
Pomona Genealogy (45)
Vergennes Genealogy (44)

Overview of Jackson County Records

  • Jackson County was created in 1816 from Randolph and Johnson counties.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates for 1916 and later can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • The Jackson County courthouse had a fire in 1843 that burned the records.
  • The Jackson County Clerk has birth records from 1872 to 1916, death records from 1872 to 1916, and marriage records from 1842.
  • The Jackson County Recorder has land records from 1814.
  • The Jackson County Circuit Court Clerk has probate records from 1840 and court records from 1843.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.