Boone County, Missouri
Genealogy, History & Facts
Boone County, Missouri Facts
When was Boone County, MO Created?
Boone County was created on November 16, 1820 from Howard County (effective January 1, 1821).
Boone County, MO Vital Records
Where can find Boone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Boone County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Boone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Another resource is the Boone County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.
Boone County, MO Census Records
What Boone County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Boone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820 (missing), 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Boone Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide
Boone County, MO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Boone County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Boone County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Boone County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Boone County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 801 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO 65201
- Boone County Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: (573) 886-4345
- Marriage Records: 1821
- Land Records: 1821
- Boone County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk
- Phone: (573) 886-4295
- Probate Records: 1821 (Index to probate records, 1821-1925; Probate records, 1871-1886; Index to Probate packets; 1821-1853; Will records 1821-1916
- Court & Divorce Records: 1821
- Boone County Clerk of the Court
- Phone: (573) 886-4375
- Birth & Death Records: ?
- State-Issued Land Patents 1831 – 1969
- BLM Land Records
Boone County, MO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Boone County, MO?
A list of Boone County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Boone-Duden Historical Society, P.O. Box 82 , New Melle, MO 63365
- Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa Drive, Columbia, MO 65201; (573) 443-8936
- Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 1715, Columbia, MO 65205-1715; Ph: (573) 443-5946
- John William Boone Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 562, Columbia, MO 65205-0562
- Missouri Folklore Society, P.O. Box 1757, Columbia, MO 65205; Ph (573) 449-1757 or (573) 449-0795
- Genealogical Society of Central Missouri, P.O. Box 26, 3801 Ponderosa, Columbia, MO 65205; Phone: (573) 443-8936
- Centralia Historical Society, 319 East Sneed Street, Centralia, MO 65240; Phone: (573) 682-5711
- Mid-Missouri Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 715, Jefferson City, MO 65102
- Mid-Missouri Civil War Roundtable, P.O. Box 165, Columbia, MO 65205; Phone: (573) 442-7235
- Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory, Columbia, MO 65201; Phone: (573) 443-8424
- Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Information Center; P.O. Box 1747, 600 West Main Str, Jefferson City, MO 65102
- Missouri State Library – 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; (573) 751-4936
- Missouri Historical Society, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis 63112-0040
- Missouri State Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833
Where can I connect with other Boone County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Missouri Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Missouri State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Boone County, Missouri Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Boone County
- Boone County, Missouri Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.