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Boone County, Illinois
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Boone County, Illinois Facts

When was Boone County, IL Created?
Boone County was established on March 4, 1837 .

What is the County Seat of Boone County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Belvidere (1837 – present) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Rock County, WI, Walworth County, WI, McHenry CountyDeKalb CountyOgle CountyWinnebago County

Boone County, IL Census Records

What Boone County, IL 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 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Boone County, IL 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 Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois 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 Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Boone County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Boone Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Boone Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Boone Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Boone Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Boone Co. IL General and History Websites

Boone Co. IL Military Records

Boone Co. IL Schools & Directories