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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Jersey County typically starts with "977.3855". Some common subject headings for Jersey County are:

Jersey County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Jersey County (Ill.) --Biography.
Jersey County (Ill.) --History.
Jersey County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

History of Jersey County, Illinois / Ruby Postlewait, project director. [Dallas] : Curtis Media Corporation, 1991.
Call Number: Q. 977.3855 H629

History of Jersey County, Illinois / edited by Oscar B. Hamilton. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1919.
Call Number: 977.3855 H18H1969

Hamilton, B. B. Historical sketch of Jersey County, Illinois. Delivered at Jerseyville, July 4, 1876. Jacksonville, Ill., Courier Printing House, 1876.
Call Number: 977.385 H18h

History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of representative men, History of Illinois ... Springfield, Ill. : Continental Historical, 1885.
Call Number: 977.384 H62


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Atlas map of Jersey County, Illinois / compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys, by Andreas, Lyter, & Co. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1973.
Call Number: Q. 912.77385 AN2A1973

Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Jersey County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [196- - 196-]
Call Number: Q. 912.773855 R59T

Standard atlas of Jersey County, Ill. [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the County : map of the State, United States and World ; patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information ; analysis of the system of U.S. Land Surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., publishers and engravers. Chicago, Ill. : Ogle, 1916.
Call Number: F. 912.77385 OG5S

Farm & Home plat & directory. Greene/Jersey Counties, Illinois. [map]. Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Publishers,
Call Number: Q. 912.77384 F229


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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