Boone County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Boone County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded November 16, 1820
County Seat Columbia
Address Boone County Courthouse
600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573.874.7345
Boone County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1810 [1]


Parent County

1820--Boone County was created 16 November 1820 from Howard County. County seat: Columbia [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Boone County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Columbia Cemetery, Columbia BillionGraves


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




Local Histories

A History of Boone County, Missouri Written and comp. from the most authentic official and private sources; including a history of its townships, towns, and villages... (1882) is available online free from Google Books.



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Boone County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri




Vital Records

  • 1821-1873 - Boone County Birth Index 1821-1873. Batch C514664 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1851-1860 - Boone County Birth Index 1851-1860. Batch C514661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1821-1872 - Boone County Marriage Books A and B Index 1821-1872. Batch M514661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1865-1882 - Boone County Marriage Index 1865-1882. Batch M514664 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1872-1880 - Boone County Marriage Index 1872-1880. Batch M514662 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - Boone County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M514663 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Columbia Missouri Statesman, 1843-1886. Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections as part of the Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone fckLRCounty, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at