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Boone County, Iowa
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Boone County, Iowa Facts

Boone County

When was Boone County, IA Created?
Boone County was established on January 13, 1846 (organized in 1849) from Unorganized Territory.

What is the County Seat of Boone County, IA?
The County Seat is located in Boone and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, IA?
Bordering Counties are Webster County, Hamilton County, Story County, Polk County, Dallas County, Greene County.

Boone County, IA Vital Records

Where can find Boone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Boone County vital records can be found at the Iowa Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage and death records from July 1880. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Iowa for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Boone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Iowa Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Boone County, IA Census Records

What Boone County, IA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Boone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another Iowa census is the Iowa State Census Collection from 1836-1925. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Iowa Census Records Research Guide

Boone County, IA Courthouse and Government Records

Boone County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Boone County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Boone County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Iowa courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Iowa residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Boone County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Iowa Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Boone County, IA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Boone County, IA?
A list of Boone County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Iowa Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Boone County, IA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, IA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Boone Co. IA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Boone Co. IA Cemeteries & Church Records

Boone Co. IA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Boone Co. IA General and History Websites

Boone Co. IA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Boone Co. IA Military Records

Boone Co. IA Schools & Directories

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