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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
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Guide to Boone County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Boone County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Boone
Address Boone County Courthouse
201 State St.
Boone, IA 50036
Phone: (515) 432-6291
Boone County Website

County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
201 State St.
Boone, IA 50036

(515) 432-6291

Boone County


Parent County

1846--Boone County was created 13 January 1846  from unorganized territory.  The county was attached to Polk and Linn Counties prior to its organization 1 October 1849.  County seat:  Boone [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

For a list of cities and townships go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.org.

Neighboring Counties

Dallas | Greene | Hamilton | Polk | Story | Webster




Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.




Local Histories 


David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the city of Algona.



Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Boone - Probate records.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).