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Guide to Boone County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Boone County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||April 9, 1869|
|Address|| Boone County Courthouse|
100 N Main Street
Harrison, AR 72602
Boone County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Harrison, AR 72602
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.
- 1869--Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from Carrol and Madison Counties. County seat: Harrison 
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.
For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses
- 1860, 1870, 1930, and more Boone County ARGenweb
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Arkansas denominations, view the Arkansas Church Records wiki page.
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.
See Arkansas Land and Property for additional information about early Arkansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Boone County, Arkansas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.
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 
- 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 of Arkansas (1813-1925)
- Family Maps of Boone County, Arkansas (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- 1970 township map Boone Co., Boone County ARGenweb
World War II
- Boone County WWII enlistees Boone County ARGenweb
- WWII Army and Air Force Casualties Boone County ARGenweb
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Boone County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch. Do a Boone County, Arkansas Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see, FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
- Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Fayetteville Daily Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Daily Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Northwest Arkansas Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- Courier Times at Ancestry.com ($)
Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.
- Probate Records 1869-1970 Part of: 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.
Arkansas tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years for some counties. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arkansas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records
See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records
- 1867-1904 - Marriages Early index; marriages 1867 forward with some years missing to 1904; and other miscellaneous marriages Boone County ARGenweb
- 1869-1923 - Boone County Marriage Books C-O Index 1869-1923 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- 1869-1951 - Boone County Marriage Books A-Y, 2, BB-GG Index 1869-1951 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies
- Boone County Library
- Boone County Historical & Railroad Society ,Inc.
- Richard Fancher Society of America - information re: Utah Mountain Meadow Masssacre
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center 8712 Horan Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903-4360 United States
- Harrison Arkansas Family History Center272 Valley View Rd., Harrison AR 72601 United States
| Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
|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|
|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|
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
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|WorldCat||To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.|
|Allen County Public Library||located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.|
|Arkansas History Commission||AR state agency involved in organizing and maintaining state and local history of AR|
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
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