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

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Boone County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 9, 1869
County Seat Harrison
Courthouse
Address Boone County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Harrison, AR 72602
Phone: 870.741.8428

Contents

County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Harrison, AR 72602
Phone: 870.741.8428

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869. 
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

Beginning years for Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1869 1914* 1869 1869 1869
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
County-clerk.net (unofficial site) Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records

History

Parent County

  • 1869--Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from Carrol and Madison Counties.  County seat: Harrison [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Variant Spellings

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll  • Marion  • Newton  • Searcy  • Taney County, Missouri

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Online Boone County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Boone County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • Find A Grave Click Search for a Cemetery on the right, click All Countries - click United States, click State, click County and search.

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

Court

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1869-1970 Boone County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1869-1919; Chancery Court records 1870-1891; County court records 1869-1874; Guardian bonds and letters 1869-1914; Probate record index 1869-1970; Probate records 1869-1894; Wills 1872-1926.

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

  • Ware, Keith. "Boone County hatchery" Boone County historian (Arkansas) - v. 2-3 (2004-2005) - v. 3, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).
  • Crooked Creek Valley, Arkansas before and during the Civil War : ca. 1827-1865.
  • Logan, Roger V., Jr. Mountain heritage : some glimpses into Boone County's past after one hundred yearsHarrison, Arkansas : Harrison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]


  • Pre 1808 - Although they had no communities in the area, the Osage had claims to what would become Boone County until an 1808 treaty.
  • 1812 - The area was part of Missouri Territory.
  • 1869 - The Arkansas legislature created Boone County from Carroll County.
  • 1875 - A portion of Marion County was taken in by Boone County.
  • 1900s - Change came with the arrival of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad.
  • 1900-1910 - The African-American population, which had shown limited growth in each census since 1870, decreased from 142 to seven.
  • 1920s-1930s - Hard times forced many families to seek jobs outside the county.

Maps

Military

World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1869-1970 Boone County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1869-1919; Chancery Court records 1870-1891; County court records 1869-1874; Guardian bonds and letters 1869-1914; Probate record index 1869-1970; Probate records 1869-1894; Wills 1872-1926.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records 
Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

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 Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

  • Boone County Genealogical Society (seems to be discontinued Dec 2014)
  • Boone County Heritage Museum by Boone County Historical & Railroad Society
    124 South Cherry Street
    Harrison, AR 72601
    Phone (870) 741-3312
    • Under Resources tab, select: cemeteries, historical places, marriage records, local resources and organizations, or railroad resources. Records may/may not be online.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy
ARGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
RootsWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Social networking sites pertaining to Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Boone County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Boone County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.

 

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