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Guide to '''Boone County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = '''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>601 North Main Street<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008<br>(815) 544-3103<br>'''[http://www.boonecountyil.org Boone County website]'''
 
| building address = '''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>601 North Main Street<br>Belvidere, Illinois 61008<br>(815) 544-3103<br>'''[http://www.boonecountyil.org Boone County website]'''
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== Boone County Organization  ==
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
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Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.  
 
Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.  
  
*USGenWeb's links to [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/boone/boonechurch.htm Boone County church histories and records.]
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*Johnson, Martin Wm. ''Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information''. {{FHL|602390|item|disp=FHL fiche 6334308}}
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Boone County

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

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Online Records

Coordinates: 42.33°0′N 88.81°0′W / 42.33°N 88.81°W / 42.33; -88.81

Boone County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Boone County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 4, 1837
County Seat Belvidere
Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Boone County Courthouse
601 North Main Street
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
(815) 544-3103
Boone County website

Contents

Boone County Organization

Boone County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Boone County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1838 1877 1840 1838 1840

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the Boone County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Unfinished portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding 1820.jpg

Boone County is named for Daniel Boone

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

  • 1837 - Boone created from Winnebago
  • 1843 - Boone gained from Winnebago

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Boone County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties, or Illinois County Maps and Atlases.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Bible Records

Family Bibles of the Boyce and Perry families of Boone County are included in an Ancestry database ($).[1]

Biography

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Boone County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Boone County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Indexes

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: biographies FHL Fiche 6334308

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,791
191015,481−2.0%
192015,322−1.0%
193015,078−1.6%
194015,2020.8%
195017,07012.3%
196020,32619.1%
197025,44025.2%
198028,63012.5%
199030,8067.6%
200041,78635.6%
201054,16529.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

State

Church History and Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

  • Johnson, Martin Wm. Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information. FHL fiche 6334308
  • Johnson, Martin Wm. 1839-1947 Boone Co., IL Church Histories & Directories. Belvidere, Ill.: M.W. Johnson, 198-?. Includes information on the Presbyterian, First Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, and Trinity Church congregations. Available at some libraries.

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies or Original Records

  • 1843-1909 Circuit Court Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1842-1849 Circuit Court Execution Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1843-1853 Circuit Court Fee Books IRAD-NIU
  • 1850-1909 Circuit Court Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1859-1900 Circuit Court Execution Docket Index IRAD-NIU
  • 1877-1893 Circuit Court Judgment Docket Index IRAD-NIU

Abstracts

  • 1861–1865 Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 & 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc. FHL fiche 6100941 and book 977.329 M2j

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

  • Genealogical material for William Claus Christian Johnson who was born 5 Jan. 1833 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in May 1854 and settled at Half Day, Lake County, Illinois. In 1860 he went to Sumter, McLeod County, Minnesota. He died 28 June 1901 in Clencoe, McLeod Minnesota. His father was Jacob Johnson who is buried in Biscay, McLeod, Minnesota. (This was included with 1865 Census Index) Book 977.329 X22j, fiche 6206693

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History


  • The Past and Present of Boone County, Illinois: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, constitution of the United States, map of Boone County, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc.. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.


Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University- search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: land and property records FHL Fiche 6334308
  • 1837-1977 Deed Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1837-1977 Deed Index IRAD-NIU

Online Resources

Maps

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  • Johnson, Martin Wm. Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information. Fiche 6334308

Military History and Records

War of 1812

Civil War

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

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I.
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company E.
- 95th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, G, and K.
- 142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C.
- 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Companies A and B.
  • Genealogy Trails - Boone County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 31 May 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from Boone County along with their regiments and residences.
  • Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 and 45, enlistments, draft orders, discharges, etc. Kept at Boone County Courthouse FHL Book 977.329 M2j, fiche 6100941, with unrelated genealogical materials FHL Fiche 6334323
  • 1861–1865 Johnson, Martin William and Boone County (Illinois). County Court. Boone County, Illinois Civil War book, 1861-1865: lists of eligible males between 18 and 45, enlistmewww.familysearch.org/search/catalog/shownts, draft orders, discharges, etc. FHL fiche 6100941 and book 977.329 M2j
  • Johnson, Martin William  Boone County, Illinois land purchases by veterans with military land bounty warrants, 1839-1853

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: naturalizations FHL Fiche 6334308

Newspapers

Poorhouses

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

  • 1855-1943 Probate Records IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1840-1957 Probate Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1839–1962 Johnson, Martin William. Index to Boone Co., Illinois probate, guardian, executor, conservator, proof of heirship, inheritance proof, administrator, files, 1839-1962. Belvidere, IL : M.W. Johnson, [1989?]. At other Libraries(WorldCat) FHL film 1597510 Item 7, and fiche 6334320

Repositories

  • Johnson, Martin Wm. Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information. Includes inventory of holdings at Ida Public Library's Genealogy Room, Belvidere, Illinois. Also includes holdings of Boone County Historical Society Building Museum. FHL fiche 6334308

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Boone County are kept, see the Boone County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site.

Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Boone County. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Rockford Illinois Family History Center
324 University Dr.
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Telephone: (815) 332-7782
Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center
2535 Austin Place
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
Telephone: (608) 362-4646
Dekalb Illinois Family History Center
675 Fox Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Telephone: (815) 895–0702

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Boone County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

  • Johnson, Martin Wm. Boone County, Illinois Indexes to Records and Other Information. Includes inventory of holdings at Ida Public Library's Genealogy Room, Belvidere, Illinois. Also includes holdings of Boone County Historical Society Building Museum. Fiche 6334308

The following Boone County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists:

Ida Public Library
320 N. State St.
Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3299
Telephone: (815) 544-3838
The library's Local History collection includes newspapers, yearbooks, directories, maps, vital records indexes, and records of cemeteries, churches, military and censuses.
North Suburban Library District
6340 N. Second St.
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
Telephone: (815) 633-4247
Their Local History collection includes materials of local families, churches and businesses.

Schools

  • Boone county, Illinois indexes to records and other information: North Belvidere High School FHL Fiche 6334308

Social Groups Online

Societies

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Boone County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the Boone County Clerk Recorder explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.


The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Boone County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

  • 1877–1909 Birth indexes FHL fiche 6075794
  • 1877-1907 Birth Records IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1877-1925 Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1916-1976 Birth Certificate Index IRAD-NIU; search for Boone County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

FamilySearch Books Online County Illinois Delayed Births], courtesy: Family History Archives

Marriages


Deaths

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Boone County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records, the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - indexes, and the Illinois, Boone – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Websites

References

  1. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).