1616 Edith St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-684-6989
Email: jchsil629@gmail.com

Wednesday  Noon – 3:00 pm
Thursday     Noon – 3:00 pm
Thursday     6:30pm  – 9:00 pm
Friday          Noon – 3:00 pm

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Jackson County Historical Society has tremendous resources available for researching your family history for the area. Below are a few of the resources available for you to research when visiting our location.  We also offer limited genealogical research services for $10 per hour.

Birth certificates up to 1925

Death certificates up to 1925

Marriage licenses up to 1925

Obituaries from local newspapers

Microfilm of historical newspapers from the area

Church records

Physician records

Surname files

Cemetery files

Subject files

Plat books

Sanborn Insurance Company maps

Original courthouse records dating from 1843, including probate records, guardianship records, wills, and various county treasurer ledgers

City directories

School yearbooks

And much more………….