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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Boone County'''  
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Guide to '''Boone County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
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| building address = '''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>601 North Main Street<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008<br>(815) 544-3103<br>'''[http://www.boonecountyil.org Boone County website]'''
 
| building address = '''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>601 North Main Street<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008<br>(815) 544-3103<br>'''[http://www.boonecountyil.org Boone County website]'''
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== Boone County Organization  ==
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=== Boone County Organization  ===
  
 
Boone County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Boone County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the [[Boone County, Illinois Courthouse|Boone County Courthouse]] page.  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the [http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/clerk Boone County Clerk].  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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[[Image:Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg]]  
  
Boone County is named for {{wpd|Daniel Boone}}  
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Boone County is named for {{wpd|Daniel Boone}}
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Daniel Boone. The County Seat is Belvidere and was founded 1837. It is located in the North-Central area of the state.
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
 
'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
*'''1801-1812''' - Boone part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
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*'''1801-1812''' - Boone part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair County]]  
*'''1812-1815''' - Boone part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]  
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*'''1812-1815''' - Boone part of [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison County]]  
*'''1815-1816''' - Boone part of [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards County]]  
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*'''1815-1816''' - Boone part of [[Edwards County, Illinois Genealogy|Edwards County]]  
*'''1816-1819''' - Boone part of [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford County]]  
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*'''1816-1819''' - Boone part of [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford County]]  
*'''1819-1821''' - Boone part of [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark County]]  
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*'''1819-1821''' - Boone part of [[Clark County, Illinois Genealogy|Clark County]]  
*'''1821-1823''' - Boone part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]  
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*'''1821-1823''' - Boone part of [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County]]  
*'''1823-1825''' - Boone part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]  
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*'''1823-1825''' - Boone part of [[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton County]]  
*'''1825-1831''' - Boone part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]  
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*'''1825-1831''' - Boone part of [[Putnam County, Illinois Genealogy|Putnam County]]  
*'''1831-1836''' - Boone part of [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle County]]  
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*'''1831-1836''' - Boone part of [[LaSalle County, Illinois Genealogy|LaSalle County]]  
*'''1836-1837''' - Boone part of [[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County]]
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*'''1836-1837''' - Boone part of [[Winnebago County, Illinois Genealogy|Winnebago County]]
  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
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*'''1843''' - Boone gained from Winnebago
 
*'''1843''' - Boone gained from Winnebago
  
For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/boone.html Boone County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html Illinois County Maps and Atlases].  
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For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/boone.html Boone County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties]  
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Boone}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Boone, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=693&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://boone.genwebsite.org/ ILGenWeb ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/boone/boonecem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/boone.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Boone#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|491632|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*Find A Grave offers a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=693 list of cemeteries in Boone County] and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Boone+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=691 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Boone#/ Billion Graves]
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Boone  Graveyards of Illinois]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*ComPortOne offers a [http://www.comportone.com/getparent.html?cpo/cemeteries/illinois/boonecounty/listings.htm,cpo/navi1.htm list of Boone County cemeteries] by township, some with links to transcriptions.
 
*ComPortOne offers a [http://www.comportone.com/getparent.html?cpo/cemeteries/illinois/boonecounty/listings.htm,cpo/navi1.htm list of Boone County cemeteries] by township, some with links to transcriptions.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/boone.htm Boone Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries/cemeteries_of_illinois Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5930&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Boone County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5930&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Boone County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*Hyde, Hazel M. ''Boone County, Illinois Cemetery Inscriptions''. 1971. {{FHL|262340|item|disp=FHL book 977.329 V22h}}
 
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1861–1865''' Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. ''Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 &amp; 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc.'' {{FHL|266351|item|disp=FHL fiche 6100941 and book 977.329 M2j}}
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:*'''1861–1865''' Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. ''Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 &amp; 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc.'' [[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/642990?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]]
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
  
*Genealogical material for William Claus Christian Johnson who was born 5 Jan. 1833 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in May 1854 and settled at Half Day, Lake County, Illinois. In 1860 he went to Sumter, McLeod County, Minnesota. He died 28 June 1901 in Clencoe, McLeod Minnesota. His father was Jacob Johnson who is buried in Biscay, McLeod, Minnesota. (This was included with 1865 Census Index) {{FHL|1258984|item|disp=Book 977.329 X22j, fiche 6206693}}
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Genealogical resources for Boone County families can be found at Ida Public Library in Belvidere, IL. Their [http://idapubliclibrary.org/history/ Local History &amp; Genealogy] collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, maps, vital records indexes, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.  
  
 
==== Mailing Lists  ====
 
==== Mailing Lists  ====
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*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.  
 
*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.  
*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.  
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*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales. ''
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/land.htm Records of Illinois Land Sales for Boone County, Illinois] is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/land.htm Records of Illinois Land Sales for Boone County, Illinois] is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].  
 
*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/land.htm Records of Illinois Land Sales for Boone County, Illinois] Courtesy Genealogytrails.com  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/land.htm Records of Illinois Land Sales for Boone County, Illinois] Courtesy Genealogytrails.com  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/boone_map.html Boone County Federal Township Plats]
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*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/FTP_Illinois.html Boone County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ilboone.jpg|300px|Ilboone.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
 
*Johnson, Martin Wm. ''Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information''. {{FHL|602390|item|disp=Fiche 6334308}}
 
*Johnson, Martin Wm. ''Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information''. {{FHL|602390|item|disp=Fiche 6334308}}
  
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:- [[95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, G, and K.  
 
:- [[95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, G, and K.  
 
:- [[142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company C.  
 
:- [[142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company C.  
:- [[153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Companies A and B.
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:- [[153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Companies A and B.  
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:- [[13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company A
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/bccw.htm Genealogy Trails] - Boone County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 31 May 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from Boone County along with their regiments and residences.  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/bccw.htm Genealogy Trails] - Boone County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 31 May 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from Boone County along with their regiments and residences.  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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<br> Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
  
:*'''1855-1943''' Probate Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
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*'''1839–1962''' Johnson, Martin William. ''Index to Boone Co., Illinois probate, guardian, executor, conservator, proof of heirship, inheritance proof, administrator, files, 1839-1962.'' Belvidere, IL&nbsp;: M.W. Johnson, [1989?]. {{WorldCat|21930267|disp=At other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|419663|item|disp=FHL film 1597510 Item 7, and fiche 6334320}}
:*'''1840-1957''' Probate Case Files [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
 
:*'''1839–1962''' Johnson, Martin William. ''Index to Boone Co., Illinois probate, guardian, executor, conservator, proof of heirship, inheritance proof, administrator, files, 1839-1962.'' Belvidere, IL&nbsp;: M.W. Johnson, [1989?]. {{WorldCat|21930267|disp=At other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|419663|item|disp=FHL film 1597510 Item 7, and fiche 6334320}}
 
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
*Johnson, Martin Wm. ''Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information''. Includes inventory of holdings at Ida Public Library's Genealogy Room, Belvidere, Illinois. Also includes holdings of Boone County Historical Society Building Museum. {{FHL|602390|item|disp=FHL fiche 6334308}}
 
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the [[Boone County, Illinois Courthouse|Boone County Courthouse]] page.  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository.
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
  
 
You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site.  
 
You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site.  
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The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.  
 
The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.  
  
The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Boone County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.  
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The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Boone County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.  
  
 
:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
 
:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
*Johnson, Martin Wm. ''Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information''. Includes inventory of holdings at Ida Public Library's Genealogy Room, Belvidere, Illinois. Also includes holdings of Boone County Historical Society Building Museum. {{FHL|602390|item|disp=Fiche 6334308}}
 
  
 
The following Boone County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists:  
 
The following Boone County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists:  
  
:[http://idapubliclibrary.org/ '''Ida Public Library''']<br>320 N. State St.<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3299<br>Telephone: (815) 544-3838<br>The library's [http://idapubliclibrary.org/localhistory.htm Local History] collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, directories, maps, vital records indexes, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.
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:[http://idapubliclibrary.org/ '''Ida Public Library''']<br>320 N. State St.<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3299<br>Telephone: (815) 544-3838<br>The library's [http://idapubliclibrary.org/history/ Local History &amp; Genealogy] collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, maps, vital records, land deeds, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.
  
:[http://www.northsuburbanlibrary.org/ '''North Suburban Library District''']<br>6340 N. Second St.<br>Loves Park, Illinois 61111<br>Telephone: (815) 633-4247<br>Their [http://www.northsuburbanlibrary.org/local_history/local_history.aspx Local History] collection includes materials of local families, churches and businesses.
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:[http://www.northsuburbanlibrary.org/ '''North Suburban Library District''']<br>6340 N. Second St.<br>Loves Park, Illinois 61111<br>Telephone: (815) 633-4247<br>Their [http://www.northsuburbanlibrary.org/templates/system/nsld.aspx?department=localhistory&subkey=Home Local History] collection includes materials of local families, churches and businesses.
  
 
=== Schools  ===
 
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'''Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 10166<br> Loves Park, IL 61131-0166<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilwbcgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Boone County Historical Museum'''<br>311 Whitney Blvd.<br>Belvidere, IL 61008<br>Telephone Number: 815-544-8391<br>Fax: 815-547-1691<br>[http://bchmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Boone County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the [http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/clerk Boone County Clerk Recorder] explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.  
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<br> Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Boone County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the [http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/clerk Boone County Clerk Recorder] explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.  
  
 
<br>The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
 
<br>The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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:*'''1916-1976''' Birth Certificate Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
 
:*'''1916-1976''' Birth Certificate Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
  
{{FSbook|645}} County Illinois Delayed Births], courtesy: Family History Archives  
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Btitle%3ACounty%20%2Btitle%3AIllinois%20%2Btitle%3ADelayed%20%2Btitle%3ABirths County Illinois Delayed Births], courtesy: Family History Archives  
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
*Some of the Family History Library's Collection of Boone County marriages have been digitized: {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934}}.
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*'''1763-1900''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois State Archives]; Index  
*'''1838-1900''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois State Archives]; Index  
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*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1838-1931''' Marriage Records and Licenses [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)  
 
*'''1838-1931''' Marriage Records and Licenses [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)  
 
*'''1977-1974''' Marriage Record Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
 
*'''1977-1974''' Marriage Record Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
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*'''1838–1932''' Marriage records {{FHL|652481|item|disp=FHL film 1914102 (first of 18 films)}}
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*'''1877–1974''' Marriage register index {{FHL|652481|item|disp=FHL film 1914102 (first of 2 films)}}
  
:*'''1838–1932''' Marriage records {{FHL|652481|item|disp=FHL film 1914102 (first of 18 films)}}
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:*'''1877–1974''' Marriage register index {{FHL|652481|item|disp=FHL film 1914102 (first of 2 films)}}
 
 
 
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
 
*The mortality schedule for Boone County, Illinois and Winnebago County, Illinois, 1850 to 1880 {{FHL|1010706|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3 V2wh, film 1440537 Item 22}} The actual time frame of deaths are full one year before each census.  
 
*The mortality schedule for Boone County, Illinois and Winnebago County, Illinois, 1850 to 1880 {{FHL|1010706|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3 V2wh, film 1440537 Item 22}} The actual time frame of deaths are full one year before each census.  
*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates].
  
 
:*'''1977-1952''' Death Records and Certificates [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
 
:*'''1977-1952''' Death Records and Certificates [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Boone County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|387880|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|570142|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|534825|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Boone County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|387880|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|570142|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|534825|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/boone-county/ Boone County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Boone-County.htm Boone County IL&nbsp;Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Boone/ Boone County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Boone/ Boone County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com] Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:48, 19 September 2017

United States
Illinois
Boone County

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

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Boone County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Boone County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 4, 1837
County Seat Belvidere
Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Boone County Courthouse
601 North Main Street
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
(815) 544-3103
Boone County website


Boone County Organization

Boone County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Boone County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1838 1877 1840 1838 1840

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the Boone County Clerk.

Historical Facts

Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg

Boone County is named for Daniel Boone

Description

The county was named for Daniel Boone. The County Seat is Belvidere and was founded 1837. It is located in the North-Central area of the state.

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

  • 1837 - Boone created from Winnebago
  • 1843 - Boone gained from Winnebago

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Boone County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Records and Resources

Bible Records

Family Bibles of the Boyce and Perry families of Boone County are included in an Ancestry database ($).[1]

Biography

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Boone County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Boone County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Indexes

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: biographies FHL Fiche 6334308

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Boone, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information

Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,791
191015,481−2.0%
192015,322−1.0%
193015,078−1.6%
194015,2020.8%
195017,07012.3%
196020,32619.1%
197025,44025.2%
198028,63012.5%
199030,8067.6%
200041,78635.6%
201054,16529.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

State

Church History and Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

  • Johnson, Martin Wm. Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information. FHL fiche 6334308
  • Johnson, Martin Wm. 1839-1947 Boone Co., IL Church Histories & Directories. Belvidere, Ill.: M.W. Johnson, 198-?. Includes information on the Presbyterian, First Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, and Trinity Church congregations. Available at some libraries.

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies or Original Records

  • 1843-1909 Circuit Court Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1842-1849 Circuit Court Execution Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1843-1853 Circuit Court Fee Books IRAD-NIU
  • 1850-1909 Circuit Court Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1859-1900 Circuit Court Execution Docket Index IRAD-NIU
  • 1877-1893 Circuit Court Judgment Docket Index IRAD-NIU

Abstracts

  • 1861–1865 Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 & 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc. [FHL]

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Genealogical resources for Boone County families can be found at Ida Public Library in Belvidere, IL. Their Local History & Genealogy collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, maps, vital records indexes, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History


  • The Past and Present of Boone County, Illinois: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, constitution of the United States, map of Boone County, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc.. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.


Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University- search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: land and property records FHL Fiche 6334308
  • 1837-1977 Deed Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1837-1977 Deed Index IRAD-NIU

Online Resources

Maps

Ilboone.jpg

Military History and Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Boone County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Boone County.

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I.
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company E.
- 95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, G, and K.
- 142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C.
- 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Companies A and B.
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
  • Genealogy Trails - Boone County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 31 May 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from Boone County along with their regiments and residences.
  • Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 and 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc. Kept at Boone County Courthouse FHL Book 977.329 M2j, fiche 6100941, with unrelated genealogical materials FHL Fiche 6334323
  • 1861–1865 Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 and 45, enlistmewww.familysearch.org/search/catalog/shownts, draft orders, discharges, etc. FHL fiche 6100941 and book 977.329 M2j
  • Johnson, Martin William  Boone County, Illinois land purchases by veterans with military land bounty warrants, 1839-1853

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: naturalizations FHL Fiche 6334308

Newspapers

Poorhouses

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository.

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center. Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site.

Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Boone County. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Rockford Illinois Family History Center
324 University Dr.
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Telephone: (815) 332-7782
Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center
2535 Austin Place
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
Telephone: (608) 362-4646
Dekalb Illinois Family History Center
675 Fox Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Telephone: (815) 895–0702

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Boone County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

The following Boone County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists:

Ida Public Library
320 N. State St.
Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3299
Telephone: (815) 544-3838
The library's Local History & Genealogy collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, maps, vital records, land deeds, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.
North Suburban Library District
6340 N. Second St.
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
Telephone: (815) 633-4247
Their Local History collection includes materials of local families, churches and businesses.

Schools

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: North Belvidere High School FHL Fiche 6334308

Social Groups Online

Societies

Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society
PO Box 10166
Loves Park, IL 61131-0166
Website

Boone County Historical Museum
311 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008
Telephone Number: 815-544-8391
Fax: 815-547-1691
Website

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Boone County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the Boone County Clerk Recorder explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.


The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

  • 1877–1909 Birth indexes FHL fiche 6075794
  • 1877-1907 Birth Records IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1877-1925 Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1916-1976 Birth Certificate Index IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

County Illinois Delayed Births, courtesy: Family History Archives

Marriages


Deaths

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Boone County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records, the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - indexes, and the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Websites

References

  1. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).