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Guide to Boone County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 29, 1830
County Seat Lebanon
Courthouse
Address Boone County Courthouse
212 Courthouse Square
Lebanon, IN 46052-2150
Phone: 765.482.3510
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
 
Marriage
 
Death
 
Land
 
Probate
1882*
 
1831*
 
1882*
 
1856
 
1846
*For earlier dates, 

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries 

  • Parent Counties: Formed 29 January 1830 from Wabash New Purchase (Hendricks)/Adams New Purchase (Hendricks/Marion) [1]
  • County Seat: Lebanon [2]

Neighboring Counties

Clinton  • Hamilton  • Hendricks  • Marion  • Montgomery


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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

October 1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Mts. Run Baptist Cemetery is near Labanon, Boone, Indiana, USA.

The following cemeteries have indexes courtesy of the Lebanon Public Library:

  • Beck Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Cason Cemetery
  • Dover Cemetery - Veterans
  • Moore Cemetery
  • Jones-Parr Cemetery
  • Old Eagle/Cox Cemetery
  • Pitzer Cemetery
  • Richardson (Big Spings) Cemetery

Census Records

For tips on accessing Boone County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Indiana Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Boone County, Indiana. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

  • Crist, L. M. History of Boone County, Indiana: With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Old Families. (Indianapolis, Ind: A.W. Bowen, 2008.) FHL US/CAN Film 934898 Items 3-4 FHL Collection   other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Index to Biographies in "Early Life and Times of Boone County, Indiana" (1887) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

Land and Property

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.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Boone County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Boone County.

Boone County men in The Civil War


Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 8 in Crist, L. M. History of Boone County, Indiana: With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Old Families. (Indianapolis, Ind: A.W. Bowen, 2008.) , (page 175-211; Name's, Regiment, Company),  FHL US/CAN Film 934898 Items 3-4 FHL Collection   other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE


World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Voter Registration

Repositories

See also a List of Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
212 Courthouse Squqre
Lebanon, IN 46052-2150
Phone: 765.482.3510

County Clerk has marriage records from 1831,
divorce, probate and court records from 1830.
County Health Department has birth and death records.
County recorder has land records. [4]

Archives
Libraries

Databases provided by the Lebanon Public Library:

Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Boone County, Indiana is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.


Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Indiana Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Boone County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Boone County, Indiana Clerk of Courts.



Birth Records
Marriage Records

The following Marriage Notices are courtesy of the Lebanon Public Library:

From the Lebanon Reporter Indexes:

Death Records
  • 1882-1920 Boone County Death Index INGenWeb
Divorce Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites

  • Boone County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy - N2genealogy

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Lebanon County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. "Military History" Chapter 8 in Crist, L. M. History of Boone County, Indiana: With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Old Families. (Indianapolis, Ind: A.W. Bowen, 2008.) , page 175-211, FHL US/CAN Film 934898 Items 3-4 FHL Collection other library INTERNET ARCHIVE
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.

 

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