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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Boone_County,_Arkansas|Boone County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Boone County, Arkansas|Boone County]]''  
  
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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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| building address = [http://boonecountyar.com/ Boone County Courthouse]<br>100 N Main Street<br>Harrison, AR 72602<br>Phone: 870.741.8428 <br>
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://boonecountyar.com/ Boone County Courthouse]<br>100 N Main Street<br>Harrison, AR 72602<br>Phone: 870.741.8428 <br>  
 
[http://boonecountyar.com/ Boone County Courthouse]<br>100 N Main Street<br>Harrison, AR 72602<br>Phone: 870.741.8428 <br>  
  
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1869.&nbsp;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Boone County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | 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
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Boone.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1869--'''Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from [[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carrol]]&nbsp;and [[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Harrison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1869--'''Boone County was created 9 April 1869 from [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carrol]]&nbsp;and [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Harrison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Boone County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone, Bear Creek Township|place|disp=Bear Creek Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone, Bellefonte|place|disp=Bellefonte}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone, Harrison|place|disp=Harrison}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone, Lead Hill|place|disp=Lead Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone, Valley Springs|place|disp=Valley Springs}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll]]  
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[[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}} [[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Newton]] {{•}} [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]] {{•}} [[Taney County, Missouri Genealogy|Taney County, Missouri]]  
*[[Marion County, Arkansas|Marion]]  
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<center>{{AR Boone County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Newton County, Arkansas|Newton]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]]  
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*[[Taney County, Missouri|Taney County, Missouri]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/onlinecem.html Boone County Cemeteries Online]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb<br>
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/onlinecem.html Boone County Cemeteries Online]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb<br>
  
==== Census<br>  ====
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Boone County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Boone County</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
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| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=97&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=68 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=97 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=68 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/boone.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/boone-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/boone/booneco.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/boone.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/alpena.html ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/boone/boone.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Boone/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/boone/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Boone+county+Arkansas=Boone+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Census ====
  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html 1860, 1870, 1930, and more]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html 1860, 1870, 1930, and more]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Guardianship  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7Q8-7NP%3A353280601%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1869-1970] Boone County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}} FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**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.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*Ware, Keith. "Boone County hatchery" ''Boone County historian (Arkansas) - v. 2-3 (2004-2005) - v. 3, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE96517 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*''Crooked Creek Valley, Arkansas before and during the Civil War&nbsp;: ca. 1827-1865''.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1986882 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Logan, Roger V., Jr. ''Mountain heritage&nbsp;: some glimpses into Boone County's past after one hundred years''Harrison, Arkansas&nbsp;: Harrison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3730971 FamilySearch Catalog] (free)
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==== History Timeline  ====
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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 &amp; Culture [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=749]
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*Pre 1808 - Although they had no communities in the area, the Osage had claims to what would become Boone County until an 1808 treaty.
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*1812 - The area was part of Missouri Territory.
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*1869 - The Arkansas legislature created Boone County from Carroll County.
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*1875 - A portion of Marion County was taken in by Boone County.
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*1900s - Change came with the arrival of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad.
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*1900-1910 - The African-American population, which had shown limited growth in each census since 1870, decreased from 142 to seven.
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*1920s-1930s - Hard times forced many families to seek jobs outside the county.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/townships.html 1970 township map Boone Co.], Boone County ARGenweb<br>
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/townships.html 1970 township map Boone Co.], Boone County ARGenweb<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2enlistees.html Boone County WW 2 enlistees&nbsp;]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb  
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===== World War II  =====
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2boonecasualties.html WW2 Army and Air Force Casualties]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2enlistees.html Boone County WWII enlistees&nbsp;]&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb  
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/ww2boonecasualties.html WWII Army and Air Force Casualties]&nbsp;&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Boone}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7Q8-7NP%3A353280601%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1869-1970] Boone County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}} FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html Marriages]&nbsp; Early index; marriages 1867 forward with some years missing to 1904; and other miscellaneous marriages&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
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{{AR Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1867-1904''' - [http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html Marriages]&nbsp; Early index; marriages 1867 forward with some years missing to 1904; and other miscellaneous marriages&nbsp; Boone County ARGenweb
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*'''1869-1923''' - Boone County Marriage Books C-O Index 1869-1923 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1869-1951''' - Boone County Marriage Books A-Y, 2, BB-GG Index 1869-1951 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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===== Death  =====
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.boonecountylibrary.org/ Boone County Library]  
 
*[http://www.boonecountylibrary.org/ Boone County Library]  
 
*[http://www.bchrs.org/ Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society ,Inc.]  
 
*[http://www.bchrs.org/ Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society ,Inc.]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pesnow/richard_fancher_society.htm Richard Fancher Society of America] - information re: Utah Mountain Meadow Masssacre
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pesnow/richard_fancher_society.htm Richard Fancher Society of America] - information re: Utah Mountain Meadow Masssacre
  
==== Family History Centers&nbsp;&nbsp;  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Boone|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Boone+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=boone+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
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| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
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|}
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center|Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center]] 8712 Horan Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903-4360 United States
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*[[Harrison Arkansas Family History Center]]272 Valley View Rd., Harrison AR 72601 United States
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==== Societies  ====
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*Boone County Genealogical Society (seems to be discontinued Dec 2014)
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*[http://bchrs.org/ Boone County Heritage Museum] by Boone County Historical &amp; Railroad Society<br>124 South Cherry Street<br>Harrison, AR 72601<br>Phone (870) 741-3312
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**Under '''Resources''' tab, select: cemeteries, historical places, marriage records, local resources and organizations, or railroad resources. Records may/may not be online.
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==== Websites ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
*&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center|Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center]]  
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**Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/boone// ARGenWeb ]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/boone/booneco.html USGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Boone// RootsWeb ]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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== Web Sites ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Boone// Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/Boone// CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/boone-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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|}
  
*Boone County ARGenweb&nbsp; [http://www.argenweb.net/boone/boone.html]  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Boone County

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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Online Records


Boone County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
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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