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*[[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]]  
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*[[Cooper County, Missouri|Cooper]]  
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*[[Moniteau County, Missouri|Moniteau]]  
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*[[Randolph County, Missouri|Randolph]]
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== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 17:34, 10 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Boone County

Guide to Boone County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Boone County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded November 16, 1820
County Seat Columbia
Address Boone County Courthouse
600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573.874.7345
Boone County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1810 [1]


Parent County

1820--Boone County was created 16 November 1820 from Howard County. It was named for Daniel Boone. County seat: Columbia [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Boone County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Audrain  • Callaway  • Cole  • Cooper  • Howard  • Moniteau  • Randolph  •

Howard CountyCooper CountyRandolph CountyMonroe CountyRalls CountyMorgan CountyMiller CountyAudrain CountyMoniteau CountyCole CountyOsage CountyCallaway CountyMontgomery CountyBoone CountyGasconade CountyPettis CountyCooper CountyBenton CountySaline CountyCarroll CountyChariton CountyMOBoone.jpg



Columbia Cemetery, Columbia BillionGraves


For tips on accessing Boone County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Boone County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

A History of Boone County, Missouri Written and comp. from the most authentic official and private sources; including a history of its townships, towns, and villages... (1882) is available online free from Google Books.




Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Boone County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri


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


Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

  • 1821-1873 - Boone County Birth Index 1821-1873. Batch C514664 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1851-1860 - Boone County Birth Index 1851-1860. Batch C514661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1821-1872 - Boone County Marriage Books A and B Index 1821-1872. Batch M514661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1865-1882 - Boone County Marriage Index 1865-1882. Batch M514664 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1872-1880 - Boone County Marriage Index 1872-1880. Batch M514662 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - Boone County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M514663 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Columbia Missouri Statesman, 1843-1886. Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections as part of the Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone fckLRCounty, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.