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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Boone_County,_West_Virginia|Boone County]]''
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Guide to '''Boone County West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| building address = Boone County Courthouse<br>200 State Street<br>Madison, WV 25130-1152<br>Phone: 304-369-7331<br>[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/boone.htm '''Boone County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Boone County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/boone.htm [[Image:Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;Boone County Courthouse]<br>200 State Street<br>Madison, WV 25130-1152<br>Phone: 304-369-7331 <br>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
<br>County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865<br>Probate and Land Records from 1865<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865<br>Probate and Land Records from 1865<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Boone/boohistory.html Boone County History]  
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[http://archive.is/1yAO Boone County History]  
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.htm History of Boone County, West Virginia]  
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[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.php History of Boone County, West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/qfacts.htm Boone County, West Virginia]  
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[http://www.boonecountywv.org/about-boone-county.php Boone County, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1847--'''Boone County was created 11 March 1847&nbsp;from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] and [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
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'''1847--'''Boone County was created 11 March 1847&nbsp;from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] and [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madison <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Boone County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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Book C of Deed and Book A of Will records are missing.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource ]$  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource ]$  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3066 Find A Grave Boone County, West Virginia]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3066&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/cemetery.html WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Boone+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Boone&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/boone.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/boone.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 WVGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=113&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401571#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/boone/mem_gard/index.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records online]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
 
Handley Funeral Home Inc. <br>3rd St. &amp; Phipps Ave <br>Danville, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-0718 <br>Fax: 304-369-1130  
 
Handley Funeral Home Inc. <br>3rd St. &amp; Phipps Ave <br>Danville, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-0718 <br>Fax: 304-369-1130  
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Armstrong Funeral Home Inc. <br>734 Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1471 <br>Fax: 304-854-0216  
 
Armstrong Funeral Home Inc. <br>734 Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1471 <br>Fax: 304-854-0216  
  
Valley Funeral Home Inc. <br>E Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1381 <br>Fax: 304-854-1270  
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Valley Funeral Home Inc. <br>E Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1381 <br>Fax: 304-854-1270
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
  
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'''1850'''  
  
*Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCounty1850Census.doc Boone County West Virginia 1850 Census Annotated]''. 1999. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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*Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCounty1850Census.doc Boone County West Virginia 1850 Census Annotated]''. 1999. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm &nbsp;1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm &nbsp;1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.  
 
Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.  
  
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30083#?availability=Ogden%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library Kith and kin of Boone County, West Virginia]
  
==== Maps  ====
 
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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====Land and Property====
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/boone.htm Boone County West &nbsp;Virginia 1895]
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==== Maps  ====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Boone+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f17ba41f7cab1:0x4e7c6534add98fa4,Boone,+WV&gl=us&ei=XIuQT8a8M4qniQKw4-j0Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCsQ8gEwAQ Boone County, West Virginia map]  
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[[Image:Wvboone.jpg|right|250px|Boone County]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/boone.htm Boone County West &nbsp;Virginia 1895]
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Boone+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f17ba41f7cab1:0x4e7c6534add98fa4,Boone,+WV&gl=us&ei=XIuQT8a8M4qniQKw4-j0Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCsQ8gEwAQ Boone County, West Virginia map]
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*[http://usplaces.com/others/madison-wv/boone-county-of-boone-county-development-authority Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/boone_county/-/0/ Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps]
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Boone-County-map.htm Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia]
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==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/boone_county/-/0/ Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps]  
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Go here for general [[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records of West Virginia]]  
  
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
 
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'''Confederate'''
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
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'''Union'''
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
 
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes soldiers from Boone County.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes soldiers from Boone County.]
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== World War II  ====
 
==== World War II  ====
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
Boone County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030599%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1865 - 1951]  
 
Boone County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030599%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1865 - 1951]  
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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Includes marriages '''1864-1968''' - free.
  
 
'''''Marriage'''''  
 
'''''Marriage'''''  
  
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCountyMarriages.doc Marriage Records of Boone County West Virginia 1854-1931]''. 1989. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.  
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*'''1854 - 1931''' - Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCountyMarriages.doc Marriage Records of Boone County West Virginia 1854-1931]''. 1989. Available online at [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.  
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesBooneNew.pdf Boone County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesBooneNew.pdf Boone County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online at [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
==== Genealogical Society  ====
 
==== Genealogical Society  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130  
 
[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].<br>  
 
The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].<br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/boone-county/ Boone County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Boone|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*Boone County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/boone.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*Boone County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/boone.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 23 August 2017

United States
West Virginia
Boone County

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


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Boone County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1847
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Boone County Courthouse
200 State Street
Madison, WV 25130-1152
Phone: 304-369-7331
Boone County Website



County Information


Boone County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1865 1865 1850 1847 1865

County Courthouse

County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865
Probate and Land Records from 1865
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records[1]

History

Boone County History

History of Boone County, West Virginia

Boone County, West Virginia

Parent County

1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

Book C of Deed and Book A of Will records are missing.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Boone County, West Virginia Resource $

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
WVTombstone Project
Interment
WVGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Handley Funeral Home Inc.
3rd St. & Phipps Ave
Danville, WV
Phone: 304-369-0718
Fax: 304-369-1130

Stevens Funeral Home
1 Official Plz
Madison, WV
Phone: 304-369-1350

Armstrong Funeral Home Inc.
734 Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1471
Fax: 304-854-0216

Valley Funeral Home Inc.
E Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1381
Fax: 304-854-1270

Census

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


1850

 1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.

Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.

Kith and kin of Boone County, West Virginia


Land and Property

Maps

Boone County

Military

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy:


Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company K.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[3]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company K (Boone Company).[4]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B.[5]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A.[6]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[7]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II

Naturalization Records

Newspapers

The Boone Examiner

Probate

Online Probate Records

Boone County, West Virginia Will Books 1865 - 1951

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

. Includes marriages 1864-1968 - free.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P O Box 295
Madison, WV 25130

Boone County Genealogical Society

Boone Madison Public Library

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.

The closest family history centers are in the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Websites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  5. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  6. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  7. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.