Originally published Hixson & Company, Rockford IL, no publication date, most likely 1930's. This is a reproduction on CD.|
Plat books can be an aid to genealogists for following land ownership in families and locating the names of neighbors of ancestors. Plat books contain maps of each township with land parcels outlined with the name of the land owner and acreage of parcel. Also the maps will list cemeteries, schools and roads. The scan at the right illustrates the available information. The bad news is that there is no index for the book. This plat book contains maps of the townships and ads.
Jersey county is located in western Illinois and is surrounded by Calhoun, Madison, Macoupin and Greene counties. The county seat is Jerseyville.
About the CD: This CD provides the genealogist the opportunity to have access to information from a book that is difficult to locate in the used book market. The CD was made by scanning an original copy of the book. Any defect such as notes in the margin or light text will also appear in the CD version. The CD requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, the latest Windows version is included with the CD. The Mac & Window readers can also be downloaded from the Adobe website. The information on the CD can either be printed out and read in the traditional manner or viewed with your computer. When viewing on your screen the page size can be increased to make reading easier.The bottom scan on the left is at 400%. This CD is not search-able but has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.
Book# = IL35
USPS: Madigan's Books, PO Box 62, Charleston, IL 61920-0062