Boone County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Boone County
Boone County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1871
County Seat Albion
Address Boone County Courthouse
222 S. 4th Street
Albion, NE 68620-1247
Phone: 402-395-2055
County Website

Boone County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


County Information

Boone County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1880 1871 1871

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1932, divorce, probate and court records. Recorder of Deeds has land records. State Archives, 1500 “R” St., Lincoln, NE 68508 has marriage records to 1932. [2]


Parent County

1871 Boone County was created 1 March 1871 from unorganized territory. County seat: Albion [3]


Boone County is located in the north-eastern part of the state. Its county seat is Albion.[4] The county was named after Daniel Boone.[5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places [6]

  • Albion
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Petersburg
  • Primrose
  • Raeville
  • St. Edward

Neighboring Counties



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 4,170
1890 8,683 108.2%
1900 11,689 34.6%
1910 13,145 12.5%
1920 14,146 7.6%
1930 14,738 4.2%
1940 12,127 −17.7%
1950 10,721 −11.6%
1960 9,134 −14.8%
1970 8,190 −10.3%
1980 7,391 −9.8%
1990 6,667 −9.8%
2000 6,259 −6.1%
2010 5,505 −12.0%
Source: "".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

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


Church records 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 Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.


Boone County

  • Records of Lutheran Church, Boone County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).

Zion Lutheran Church, Albion

  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).



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 Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Boone County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers



Revolutionary War
Civil War


For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs


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

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Boone - Probate records.

Online Probate Records


Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

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 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies


  • Albion Public Library
    Director: Staci Sandman
    437 S 3rd St
    112 4th St. W.
    Albion, NE 68620-1413
    Phone: (406) 395-2021
    Fax: (406)395-2021

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



  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, Nebraska page 428, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. accessed 09/29/2016
  5.,_Nebraska accessed 10/26/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Boone County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.