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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, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized= March 11, 1847
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|county seat= Madison
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|parent county= [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]], [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]]<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]]
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|county2= [[Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county3= [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county4= [[Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy|Raleigh]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Boone County
 
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| state = West Virginia
 
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| founded year = 1847
 
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| seat wl = Madison
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Boone}}
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'''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>200 State Street<br>Madison, WV 25130-1152<br>Phone: 304-369-7331<br>[http://www.boonecountywv.org/ Boone County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records from 1865; probate and land records from 1865.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[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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=== Boone County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Boone}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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=== Record Loss ===
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Book C of Deed and Book A of Will records are missing.<br><br>
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<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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Boone}}
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*'''1847--'''Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]] and [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Madison<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Boone/boohistory.html Boone County History]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.htm History of Boone County, West Virginia]
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/qfacts.htm Boone County, West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource] $
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Boone}}
  
'''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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Boone}}
  
See an interactive map of Boone County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [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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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/cemetery.html WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/boone.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/boone.htm Interment]
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* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 WVGravestones]
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* [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://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|583016|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Boone+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" 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&CScnty=3066 Findagrave.com]
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* [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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401571#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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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:  Prince William County Virginia website.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm  1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Boone}}
  
*[[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]
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=== Court Records ===
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]
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{{WV Court Intro|Boone}}
*[[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]
 
*[[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource ]$
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3066 Find A Grave Boone County, West Virginia]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/boone/mem_gard/index.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records online]
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*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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*Stevens Funeral Home <br>1 Official Plz <br>Madison, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-1350
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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
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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
  
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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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Boone}}
  
Stevens Funeral Home <br>1 Official Plz <br>Madison, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-1350
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Boone}}
  
Armstrong Funeral Home Inc. <br>734 Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1471 <br>Fax: 304-854-0216
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Boone}}
  
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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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://archive.is/1yAO Boone County History]
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*[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.php History of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.boonecountywv.org/about-boone-county.php Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30083#?availability=Ogden%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library Kith and kin of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.
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*Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Boone}}
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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  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]
  
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Boone}}
  
*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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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm &nbsp;1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]  
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Go here for general [[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records of West Virginia]]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Boone}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Boone}}<br>
  
==== Court  ====
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'''Confederate'''
  
==== Land  ====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company K.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company K (Boone Company).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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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>
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:- [[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>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''Union'''
  
West Virginia Archives
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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>
  
Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.  
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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]
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy: [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://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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*'''1814-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at FamilySearch — index and images
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/boone.htm Boone County West &nbsp;Virginia 1895]  
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*[http://booneexaminer.com/ The Boone Examiner]
  
[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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Boone-County-map.htm Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/boone_county/-/0/ Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Boone}}
  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
{{VAciv}}  
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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 FamilySearch — index and images
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*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]
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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=== School Records ===
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company K.
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{{WV Schools Intro|Boone}}
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company K (Boone Company).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</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>
 
  
Records and histories are available, including:
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Boone}}
  
*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]
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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.
*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.]
 
  
==== World War II  ====
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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.
  
==== Naturalization Records ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
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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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
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Includes marriages '''1864-1968''' - free.
  
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334938061409_352" />[http://booneexaminer.com/ The Boone Examiner]
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Boone}}
  
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]
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*'''1801-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=washington%2cwa West Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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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].
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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].
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Boone}}
  
{{WVvital}}  
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Boone}}
  
'''''Marriage'''''
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*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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*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>
*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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Genealogical Society  ====
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*[http://boone.lib.wv.us/ Boone Madison Public Library]
  
[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvbcgs/ Boone County Genealogical Society]
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://boone.lib.wv.us/ Boone Madison Public Library]  
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*[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvbcgs/ Website]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Boone}}
  
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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*[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+]
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
== Web Sites  ==
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*Boone County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/boone.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
 
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1745 Sigfus Olafson]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcneely/messages/632.html Brief on Sigfus Olafson]
*[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]  
 
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1745 Sigfus Olafson]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcneely/messages/632.html Brief on Sigfus Olafson]  
 
 
*[http://loganwv.homestead.com/BCCCstory.html Boone County Coal Corporation]
 
*[http://loganwv.homestead.com/BCCCstory.html Boone County Coal Corporation]
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Latest revision as of 19:05, 15 March 2018

United States
West Virginia
Boone County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Madison
Organized: March 11, 1847
Parent County(s): Kanawha, Cabell, Logan[1]
Neighboring Counties
Kanawha  • Lincoln  • Logan  • Raleigh  • Wyoming
See County Maps
Courthouse
Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-boone.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
200 State Street
Madison, WV 25130-1152
Phone: 304-369-7331
Boone County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records from 1865; probate and land records from 1865.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[2]

Boone County, West Virginia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

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

Record Loss

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

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
  • County seat: Madison[1]

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.

Populated Places

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

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

 

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

  • 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

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Boone County, West Virginia 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 West Virginia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Boone County

Migration

Military Records

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Boone 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:

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:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Includes marriages 1864-1968 - free.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

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

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 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.

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