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History/Genealogy Resources
Jerseyville Public LibraryJerseyville Public Library

105 North Liberty Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-9514 Fax: 618-498-3036
E-mail [email protected]

Microfilm

1. Federal Census, Jersey County: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 (1820 is Madison County, 1830 is Greene County)

2. State Census, Jersey County: 1855, 1865

Jersey County Newspapers on Microfilm
Arranged by earliest dates forward

“Backwoodsman”, 29 Feb 1840
“The Western Monitor”, 25 Apr 1850 – 2 May 1850
“The Prairie State”, 2 May 1851 – 20 May 1859 (irregular)
“Democrat Union”, 19 May 1860 – 16 May 1863 (irregular)
“Democrat Union”, 19 Dec 1863
“Jersey County Democrat”, 28 Apr 1865 – 27 Dec 1877
“Jersey County Democrat”, 4 May 1866 – 14 Feb 1917 (irregular)
“Jerseyville Republican”, 23 Apr 1875 – 28 Apr 1876 (irregular)
“Jerseyville Examiner”, 13 Aug 1879 – 4 Aug 1880
“Jersey County Democrat”, 8 Jan 1880 – 26 Oct 1893
“The Jersey Independent”, 19 Apr 1884
“The Republican Examiner”, 12 Apr 1889
“Jersey County Democrat”, 2 Nov 1893 – 25 Feb 1897
“The Daily Democrat”, 14 Sep 1896 – 31 Dec 1906
“Jerseyville Republican”, 14 Sep 1898 – 31 Aug 1899
“Jerseyville Republican”, 14 Jan 1904 – 29 Jul 1926
“The Daily Democrat”, 2 Jan 1908 – 1 Jan 1910
“Jerseyville Republican Weekly”, 5 Aug – 30 Dec 1926
“The Daily Democrat”, 9 Jan – 26 Dec 1930
“Jersey County News”, 6 Jan 1927 – 27 Dec 1934
“Jersey County Democrat”, 2 Jan 1930 – 17 Feb 1939X
“Brighton News” 3 Apr 1930 – 14 Feb 1946
“Jersey County Democrat-News, 24 Feb 1939 – 1941; 1943 – Oct., 1962X
“Democrat News”, Nov 1962 – 11 Jul 1985X
“News Journal”, 1985 +

Grafton Newspapers

“Backwoodsman”, 21 Nov 1837
“Backwoodsman”, 21 Jun 1839
“Grafton Phoenix”, 3 Aug 1843
“Grafton Reporter”, 31 Mar 1849

History and Genealogy Books

Abandoned Cemeteries of Jersey County, Illinois, compiled by Elaine L. Witt, 1973

An Archaeological Survey of The Macoupin Valley, by Kenneth B. Farnsworth, 1973

Atlas Map of Jersey County, Illinois, compiled, drawn and published from Personal Examinations and Surveys, 1872

Atlases & Plats of Greene County Illinois, 1861-1915. 1976 reprint

Bicentennial Scrap Book, compiled by the Jerseyville Free Library Staff

Directory of Jersey Township High School Graduates, 1878 – 1945, compiled by Florence Stanley Howell

Early Archaic Projectile Points And Hunting Patterns in The Lower Illinois Valley by Kubert Luchterhand, 1970

Elsah – a Historic Guidebook by Charles B. Hosmer

Elsah History, 1971 – published quarterly leaflets by Historic Elsah Foundation

History of Grafton and St. Patrick’s Church, 1941

History of Greene And Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1885

History of Greene County, Illinois: It’s Past And Present, 1879

History of Jersey County, Illinois by Oscar B. Hamilton, 1919.

History of Jerseyville, Illinois, 1822 – 1901, by Rev. Marshall Cooper

Indian Legends of The Piasa County by Georgia Clifford, 1932

J Clipper, written by the pupils of the Jersey Township High School, 1937

Jersey County in The World War, 1917-1919, pub. in 1919

Jersey County Quasquicentennial, 1839-1964, pub. 1964

Jerseyville, Illinois City Directory, 1967

Koster: Americans in Search of Their Pre-historic Past, by Stuart Struever and Felcia Holton, 1979

Koster: a Stratified Archaic Site in The Lower Illinois Valley: Report of The 1969 field season, By Gail Houart, 1971

Lower Illinois Valley: Color Me Greene, by Eileen Smith Cunningham, 1977

Newspapers of Jersey County, 1920-1965

Old Settlers Association of Greene County, Illinois: Coda of The Deep Snow of 1830, 1873

Our Street, by Gladys Reynolds (Stories and Reflections of Kane, Illinois)

The Patriot Souvenir Edition, Carrolton, Illinois, 1896

Prairie Farmer’s Reliable Directory of Farmers And Breeders, Greene And Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1918. 1979 reprint

Reid’s Brochure of a Busy American City: Jerseyville, Illinois U.S.A. in Nineteen Hundred Twelve, Some Striking Phases of its Life, by James Reid

Reminiscences of Uncle Joe Page, by Joseph M. Page, 1845-1938. 1937

Standard Atlas of Jersey County, Illinois Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County, 1916.

Tribute to the past – Salute to the Future – Jersey County Bicentennial Celebration June 11-13 (1976)

Yearbooks for the Jersey Community High School, formerly Jersey Township High School, from 1917 to the present. Missing Years: 1927; 1930; 1932

History of Jersey County, Illinois: Sesquicentennial Edition, by Ruby Postlewait, Project Director, Dallas Curtis Media Corp., 1991

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