A guide and directory to Boone County Indiana genealogy, containing both online and offline resources for genealogy and historical research. This website contains sources of genealogical data about Boone County such as biographies, cemetery records, census records, church records, court records, family records, land records, military records, naturalization records, and vital records.
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Boone County is bounded north by Clinton, east by Hamilton, south by Marion and Hendricks, and west by Montgomery. It is twenty-four miles long from east to west, and seventeen miles wide, and contains 408 square miles. The south-eastern, western and north-western portions are agreeably undulating; the interior generally level. The county was organized in 1830, and was named after the celebrated Daniel Boone, whose love of forest life, enterprise and disinterestedness were prototypes of much that is still admirable in western manners. It is divided into eleven civil townships, Marion, Clinton, Washington, Sugar Creek, Jefferson, Centre, Union, Eagle, Perry, Harrison and Jackson.1
Boone County Cemeteries
- Boone County Indiana Cemetery Records
- Cemeteries of Indiana
A listing of all Cemeteries in Indiana by County and Location
Boone County Indiana Census Records
A “Census for Indiana Territory for 1807”, compiled by Rebah Fraustein, was published by the Indiana Historical Society in 1980. In truth this manuscript is actually a “voter’s list”. No other state censuses exist, although state enumerations of males (without names) above age twenty-one were taken at various intervals beginning in 1820. Boone County Indiana first came into existence in 1830 and that is also when the first official census was taken of it’s inhabitants. From then on, a census was taken every 10 years up to the present time.
Boone County Indiana Church Records
- Boone County Indiana Church Records
The following are the church records and histories online that we could find for churches in Boone County Indiana.
- Trinity Lutheran Church Bulletins, 1956-1965
Indexed by Judy Walburn, 2014
Boone County Indiana Court Records
- Appearance Docket of Guardianships 1862-1889
Indexes Appearance Docket of Guardianships & Estates, 1862-1884, and Appearance Docket of Guardianships, 1884-1889
- Applications for Resident Hunting and Fishing Licenses (1920-1930)
- Boone Cir. Court Insanity Records Index 1881-1963
- Docket of Letters of Guardianship 1847-1894
Indexes Docket of Letters of Guardianship, No. 1, 1847-1853, and Estate Docket/Guardianship Docket, 1866-1894
- Probate Order Book A 1830-1843
- Truant Officers Record of Students of Compulsory Age, Center Township
Boone County Indiana Directories
- The people’s guide: a business, political and religious directory of Boone County, Indiana
Together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history: also, a historical sketch of Boone County, and a brief history of each township
- 1878 Boone County Indiana Farm Directory
- 1920 Boone County Indiana Farm Directory
Boone County Indiana History
Boone County occupies a central position in the great State of Indiana. It is bounded on the north by Clinton County, on the east by Hamilton on the west by Montgomery and on the south by Marion and Hendricks Counties. It is twenty-four miles from east to west and seventeen and a half miles from north to south. It contains about 268,000 acres, two-thirds of which is in cultivation. Its central position, excellent soil, water power, and other advantages, natural and improved, ranks it among the first counties of the state.
- History of Boone County, Indiana
With biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of old families.
- A portrait and biographical record of Boone and Clinton Counties, Indiana
Containing biographical sketches of many prominent and representative citizens.
- Early life and times in Boone County, Indiana
Giving an account of the early settlement of each locality, church histories, county and township officers from the first down to 1886… Biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and women.
- Boone County Lodge: Roster of Sojourning Members 1917–1925
- Thorntown Centurial issued for the Thorntown Centennial, Sept. 24-25-26, 1930
Thorntown Sesquicentennial 1830-1980
- Topography of Boone County Indiana
Boone County Indiana Land Records
Boone County Indiana Maps and Atlases
- 1878 Combination Atlas Map of Boone County Indiana
Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys By Kingman Brothers
Boone County Indiana Military Records
- Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home 1888-1930
- World War 2
Boone County Indiana Newspaper Records
Boone County Historical Photos
- Early Lebanon Businesses and Organizations
- 1936-1937 Thorntown, IN School Photos
- Photos of Thorntown area
- Photos of Thorntown People
- Photos of Thorntown Schools and Students
Boone County Archives, Libraries and Societies
Boone County School Records
- Boone County Teachers: 1883–1885
This index is under construction and will be added to as the records become available.
- Truant Officer’s Record of Students of Compulsory Age, Center Township
Record of all children between the ages of 7 and 14 compiled for the truant officer. The title page says 1915, but based on the dates of birth and ages at time of compilation, it was probably created in 1905, 1906, or 1907. Transcribed by Karen Richards, 2014.
- Teacher Record of Visits in the County Record of Superintendence and Statistics
Boone County Vital Records
Boone County Indiana Death Records
Boone County Indiana Funeral Records
Boone County Indiana Divorce Records
- Divorces of Boone County, IN, 1830–1879
Abstracted from Civil Order and Judgement Docket books, 1830–1879. These books are available only at the Boone County Clerk’s office, Lebanon, IN.
Boone County Indiana Yearbooks
- Thorntown Exode
- Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School Constellation
Additional Genealogy Websites
The following websites are curated by the CC’s and reflect the best free online genealogy websites which can assist you with your Boone County Indiana research.
- Access Genealogy
- Cyndi’s List
- Family Search
Chamberlain, E. “<a href="http://www.indianagenealogy.org/boone/topography-of-boone-county-indiana.htm">Topography of Boone County Indiana</a>.” Extracted from <cite><a href="http://www.accessgenealogy.com/books/indiana-gazetteer.htm#page/n6/mode/1up">The Indiana gazetteer</a>, or, Topographical dictionary of the state of Indiana</cite>. Indianapolis: E. Chamberlain, 1850. Information transcribed and contributed by Sheryl McClure, 2015. ↩