For Jersey County Vital Records, write or call:
Jersey County Courthouse
201 W. Pearl St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052-1675
Phone (618) 498-5571
The County Clerk has:
Birth and Death records from 1878; Marriage and Land records from 1839; Divorce records from 1840; Probate records from 1850; Civil Court records from 1845.
Jersey County Historical Society (2006 information)
601 N. State St., Jerseyville, IL 62052, phone 618-498-3514, open on Thursday afternoon 1 until 4, Friday and Saturday from 10 until 4.
Jerseyville Public Library
105 N. Liberty
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Hours: M-T 8:30am-9:00pm; Fri 8:30am-7:00pm; Sat 8:30am-5:00pm; Sunday l:00-4:00pm.
Family History Center at Godfrey
6500 Humbert Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
Call ahead, as hours change due to lack of volunteers
Hours open ?: Tues: 10:00am-2:00pm; 4:00pm-8:00pm. Thurs: evening hours, only. Sat: 10:00am.-2:00pm, first Sat. of the month
Family History Center at Quincy
210 Cardinal Terrace
Quincy, IL 62301
Hours open: Tues, Thurs: 6:00pm-9:00pm; Wed, Sat: 9:00am-12:00pm
Illinois State Historical Library
Old State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62701-1507
Telephone (217) 524-7216. The Library is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except State holidays.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
University of Illinois at Springfield
P. O. Box 19243
Springfield, IL 62794-9243
Hours open: M-F: 9:00am-5:00pm
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756
Hours open: M-F: 8:00am-4:30pm Weekdays; Sat. 8:00am-3:30pm
Rules for copying charges by the Illinois State Archives (these rules do not apply to IRAD. Beginning January 1, 1998 the Illinois State Archives will no longer bill for copies. Instead, prepaid $5.00 vouchers, each containing ten $.50 credits, must be purchased and sent in with research requests. If the desired record is located and copied, Archives staff will punch the voucher for the appropriate amount and return it with the copy. (Vouchers may not, however, be used to pay for bills issued by our Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) or those previously incurred at the Archives.) Valid for two years after purchase, vouchers may be obtained by sending a check to the archives at the below address. They are now also able to accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, & Discover/Novus) as payment for larger bills, such as book purchases, although a $0.40 surcharge is added for this service.
Please follow these guidelines when requesting information by mail:
1. Ask for one or two SPECIFIC items at a time.
2. Designate the specific record to be searched (e.g. the year for a census record, the war for a service record).
3. Provide the complete name(s) of the person(s) to be searched (no more than two at a time).
4. When possible, include the names of spouses and children and their ages and birthplaces to help staff identify the correct entry.
5. Do not submit a second request until you have received an answer to your first request.
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, Illinois 62756
Phone: 217-782-3556 or
Hours: Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Archives is closed on all state holidays and holiday weekends.
Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
(217) 782-6553 or (800) 545-2200