Difference between revisions of "Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Boone Ar)
m (Text replacement - "https://familysearch.org/search " to "https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search ")
 
(138 intermediate revisions by 33 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Infobox U.S. County
+
{{breadcrumb
 +
| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]
 +
| link2= [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]]
 +
| link3=
 +
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Boone County]]
 +
}} 
  
| county = Boone County
+
Guide to '''Boone County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
| county_map = Ar-boone.png
+
{| style="width:18%; float:right"
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
<center>{{Click|image:AR_ORP.png|Arkansas_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
| state = Arkansas
+
|organized=  April 9,  1869
 +
|county seat= Harrison
 +
|parent county= [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carrol]] and [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 +
|variant spellings=
 +
|county1= [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]]
 +
|county2= [[Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy|Marion]]
 +
|county3= [[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Newton]]
 +
|county4= [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]]
 +
|county5= [[Taney County, Missouri Genealogy|Taney (MO)]]</br><center>[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 +
|county6=
 +
|county7=
 +
|county8=
 +
|county9=
 +
|county10=
 +
|county courthouse= [[Image:ArkansasBooneCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
 +
|county location in state= [[Image: Ar-boone.png|185x185px]]
 +
|adoption=
 +
}}
 +
|}
 +
<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>
 +
== County Information ==
  
| state_map = Arkansas.png
+
=== Description ===
 +
=== County Courthouse ===
 +
{{AR Courthouse Intro|Boone}}
  
| founded year = 1869
+
'''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>100 N Main Street<br>Harrison, AR 72602<br>Phone: 870.741.8428<br>[http://boonecountyar.com/ Boone County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
| founded date = April 9
+
=== Boone County, Arkansas ===
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 +
|}
  
| seat wl = Harrison
+
=== Record Loss ===
| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
+
{|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 +
|}
  
}}  
+
=== Boundary Changes ===
 +
{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Boone}}
 +
{|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
*'''1869--'''Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carrol]]&nbsp;and [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]] Counties.&nbsp;
 +
*'''County seat:''' Harrison<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
 +
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Boone County, Arkansas|Boone County]]''
+
|}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
=== Populated Places ===
 +
{{AR Populated Places Intro|Boone}}
 +
The following are locations in Boone County, Arkansas:
  
[http://boonecountyar.com/ Boone County Courthouse]<br>100 N Main Street<br>Harrison, AR 72602<br>Phone: 870.741.8428 <br>
+
=== History Timeline ===
 +
{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Boone}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>
+
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Boone County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].<ref>C. J. Miller, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=749&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 11, 2016), “Boone County.</ref>
  
== History  ==
+
*Pre 1808 - Although they had no communities in the area, the Osage had claims to what would become Boone County until an 1808 treaty.
 +
*1812 - The area was part of Missouri Territory.
 +
*1869 - The Arkansas legislature created Boone County from Carroll County.
 +
*1875 - A portion of Marion County was taken in by Boone County.
 +
*1900s - Change came with the arrival of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad.
 +
*1900-1910 - The African-American population, which had shown limited growth in each census since 1870, decreased from 142 to seven.
 +
*1920s-1930s - Hard times forced many families to seek jobs outside the county.
  
==== Parent County  ====
+
== Resources ==
 +
{{AR Resources Intro|Boone}}
  
*'''1869--'''Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from [[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carrol]]&nbsp;and [[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Harrison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
+
=== Bible Records ===
 +
{{AR Bible Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
+
=== Biographies ===
 +
{{AR Biographies Intro|Boone}}
  
See an interactive map of Boone County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
+
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 +
{{AR Business Records Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
+
=== Cemeteries ===
 +
{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Boone}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
+
{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Boone County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
 +
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=97&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
 +
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=68 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
 +
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
 +
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Boone+county+Arkansas=Boone+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
 +
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 +
*[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
 +
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=97 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
 +
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=68 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
 +
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/boone.htm Interment.net]
 +
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/boone-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/boone/booneco.html USGenWeb Archives]
 +
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/boone.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/alpena.html ARGenWeb]
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/boone/boone.htm RootsWeb]
 +
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 +
|}
 +
&nbsp;
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/cemeteries.html List of Boone County Cemeteries ]Boone County
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/onlinecem.html Boone County Cemeteries Online]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
  
==== Populated Places  ====
+
=== Census Records ===
 +
{{AR Census Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
+
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html 1860, 1870, 1930, and more]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
 +
 
 +
=== Church Records ===
 +
{{AR Church Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{AR Court Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Directories ===
 +
{{AR Directories Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{AR Emigration Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies ===
 +
{{AR Genealogies Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{AR Guardianship Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7Q8-7NP%3A353280601%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1869-1970] Boone County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}} FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
 +
**Includes Administration bonds and letters 1869-1919; Chancery Court records 1870-1891; County court records 1869-1874; Guardian bonds and letters 1869-1914; Probate record index 1869-1970; Probate records 1869-1894; Wills 1872-1926.
  
*[[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll]]
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
*[[Marion County, Arkansas|Marion]]
+
{{AR Land Intro|Boone}}
*[[Newton County, Arkansas|Newton]]
 
*[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]]
 
*[[Taney County, Missouri|Taney County, Missouri]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
+
* [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/8781?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deed records (Boone County, Arkansas), 1869-1895 ; indexes, 1869-1942] FamilySearch catalog; microfilms located at the Family History Library
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{AR Histories Intro|Boone}}
  
*&nbsp;[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/cemeteries.html List of Boone County Cemeteries ]Boone County<br>
+
{{AR History Intro}}
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/onlinecem.html Boone County Cemeteries Online]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb<br>
 
  
==== Census<br>  ====
+
*Ware, Keith. "Boone County hatchery" ''Boone County historian (Arkansas) - v. 2-3 (2004-2005) - v. 3, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).''
 +
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE96517 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
 +
*''Crooked Creek Valley, Arkansas before and during the Civil War&nbsp;: ca. 1827-1865''.
 +
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1986882 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
 +
*Logan, Roger V., Jr. ''Mountain heritage&nbsp;: some glimpses into Boone County's past after one hundred years''Harrison, Arkansas&nbsp;: Harrison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.
 +
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3730971 FamilySearch Catalog] (free)
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html 1860, 1870, 1930, and more]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{AR Maps Intro|Boone}}
 +
{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{AR Boone County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 +
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/townships.html 1970 township map Boone Co.], Boone County ARGenweb
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{AR Migration Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{AR Military Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{AR Civil War Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — images only
 +
 
 +
==== World War II ====
 +
{{AR World War II Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2enlistees.html Boone County WWII enlistees&nbsp;]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
 +
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2boonecasualties.html WWII Army and Air Force Casualties]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
 +
 
 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{AR Naturalization Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{AR Newspapers Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
{{AR Newspapers|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{AR Obituaries Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{AR Other Records Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{AR Periodicals Intro|Boone}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{AR Probate Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Church  ====
+
'''Online Probate Records
 +
*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 +
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7Q8-7NP%3A353280601%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1869-1970] Boone County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}} FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
 +
**Includes Administration bonds and letters 1869-1919; Chancery Court records 1870-1891; County court records 1869-1874; Guardian bonds and letters 1869-1914; Probate record index 1869-1970; Probate records 1869-1894; Wills 1872-1926.
  
==== Court  ====
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{AR Schools Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{AR Tax Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Maps  ====
+
* [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/25112?availability=Family%20History%20Library Tax records, 1879-1899] digital images available on FamilySearch catalog
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/townships.html 1970 township map Boone Co.], Boone County ARGenweb<br>
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{AR Vital Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Military  ====
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Boone}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2enlistees.html Boone County WW 2 enlistees&nbsp;]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
+
==== Marriage ====
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2boonecasualties.html WW2 Army and Air Force Casualties]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
+
{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1867 - 1904''' - [http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html Marriages]&nbsp; Early index; marriages 1867 forward with some years missing to 1904; and other miscellaneous marriages&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
 +
*'''1869 - 1923''' - Boone County Marriage Books C-O Index 1869-1923 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf]].</ref>
 +
*'''1869 - 1951''' - Boone County Marriage Books A-Y, 2, BB-GG Index 1869-1951 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
  
==== Probate  ====
+
==== Death ====
 +
{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Boone}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html Marriages]&nbsp; Early index; marriages 1867 forward with some years missing to 1904; and other miscellaneous marriages&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{AR Archives Intro|Boone}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.boonecountylibrary.org/ Boone County Library]  
+
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[http://www.bchrs.org/ Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society ,Inc.]
+
*[[Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center|Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center]] 8712 Horan Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903-4360 United States
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pesnow/richard_fancher_society.htm Richard Fancher Society of America] - information re: Utah Mountain Meadow Masssacre
+
*[[Harrison Arkansas Family History Center]]272 Valley View Rd., Harrison AR 72601 United States
  
==== Family History Centers&nbsp;&nbsp;  ====
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{AR Libraries Intro|Boone}}
  
*&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
*[http://www.boonecountylibrary.org/ Boone County Library]
*[[Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center|Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center]]  
 
**Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{AR Museums Intro|Boone}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{AR Societies Intro|Boone}}
 +
*[http://www.bchrs.org/ Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society ,Inc.]
 +
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pesnow/richard_fancher_society.htm Richard Fancher Society of America] - information re: Utah Mountain Meadow Masssacre
 +
*[http://bchrs.org/ Boone County Heritage Museum] by Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society<br>124 South Cherry Street<br>Harrison, AR 72601<br>Phone (870) 741-3312
 +
**Under '''Resources''' tab, select: cemeteries, historical places, marriage records, local resources and organizations, or railroad resources. Records may/may not be online.
  
*Boone County ARGenweb&nbsp; [http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html]
+
== Websites ==
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
+
{{AR Websites Intro|Boone}}
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Boone/ Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
+
* [http://www.argenweb.net/boone// ARGenWeb ]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 +
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/boone/booneco.html USGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Boone// RootsWeb ]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Boone// Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/Boone// CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|194458|Arkansas|Boone}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
<references />
+
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{AR Research Guides Intro|Boone}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
+
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
[[Category:Boone_County,_Arkansas]]
+
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
 +
[[Category:Boone_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:26, 20 September 2017

United States
Arkansas
Boone County
 

Guide to Boone County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

{{{link}}}
County Facts
County seat: Harrison
Organized: April 9, 1869
Parent County(s): Carrol and Madison[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carroll  • Marion  • Newton  • Searcy  • Taney (MO)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasBooneCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-boone.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Harrison, AR 72602
Phone: 870.741.8428
Boone County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[2]

Boone County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1869 1914* 1869 1869 1869
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1869--Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from Carrol and Madison Counties. 
  • County seat: Harrison[4]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Boone County, Arkansas:

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Boone County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.[5]

  • Pre 1808 - Although they had no communities in the area, the Osage had claims to what would become Boone County until an 1808 treaty.
  • 1812 - The area was part of Missouri Territory.
  • 1869 - The Arkansas legislature created Boone County from Carroll County.
  • 1875 - A portion of Marion County was taken in by Boone County.
  • 1900s - Change came with the arrival of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad.
  • 1900-1910 - The African-American population, which had shown limited growth in each census since 1870, decreased from 142 to seven.
  • 1920s-1930s - Hard times forced many families to seek jobs outside the county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Boone County, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Arkansas Gravestones enter a name and click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1869-1970 Boone County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1869-1919; Chancery Court records 1870-1891; County court records 1869-1874; Guardian bonds and letters 1869-1914; Probate record index 1869-1970; Probate records 1869-1894; Wills 1872-1926.

Land and Property Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

  • Ware, Keith. "Boone County hatchery" Boone County historian (Arkansas) - v. 2-3 (2004-2005) - v. 3, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).
  • Crooked Creek Valley, Arkansas before and during the Civil War : ca. 1827-1865.
  • Logan, Roger V., Jr. Mountain heritage : some glimpses into Boone County's past after one hundred yearsHarrison, Arkansas : Harrison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.

Maps and Gazetteers

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Barry CountyStone CountyTaney CountyOzark CountyCarroll CountyBoone CountyMarion CountyMadison CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyAR BOONE 1.JPG
About this image

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

  • ARGenWeb . Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb . Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. C. J. Miller, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=749&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 11, 2016), “Boone County.”
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.