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Boone County, Missouri
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Boone County, Missouri Facts

When was Boone County, MO Created?
Boone County was created on November 16, 1820 from Howard County (effective January 1, 1821).

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

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Randolph CountyAudrain CountyCallaway CountyCole CountyMoniteau CountyCooper CountyHoward County.

Boone County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Boone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Boone County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri 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 Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Boone County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Boone County, MO Census Records

What Boone County, MO 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 1820 (missing)183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Boone Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

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

Boone County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Boone Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Boone Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Boone Co. MO Military Records

Boone Co. MO Schools & Directories