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IAGenWeb USGenWeb Boone County is located in central Iowa about 45 miles northwest of Iowa's capital city of Des Moines. Although settlers were known to briefly live in the county as early as 1843, the first permanent settler, Charles Gaston arrived in 1846, the same year Iowa became a state. Boone County was established as a county in 1847, however for a couple of years it remained a part of Polk County for judicial, voting and tax purposes. The county was formally organized in 1849.
New Resources Boone County Team  
26 Feb 2020 Transcribed more Madrid Bios for the Biographies page. Now complete through K.

25 Feb 2020 Added new transcript of Mitchell Cemeterywith photos link to Cemeteries Listing

20 Sept 2019 Transcribed more Madrid Bios for the Biographies page.

13 Sept 2019 Updated Updated Postcards page - No transcriptions yet

24 July 2019 Transcribed more Madrid Bios for the Biographies page. Through G complete

16 June 2019 Updated Postcards page

5 June 2019 Added to the Poor Farm wonderful handwritten notes by Nurse Arlene Jacoby who work at the poor farm.

25 Mar 2019 Added Postcards to the History page.

20 Feb 2019 Added Century Farms to History page.

1 Oct 2018 Added the 1906 GAR State Encampent to the Military page.

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Jan Bony
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E-mail: jbony@ochoco.com Welcome to Boone County IAGenWeb project. I live in Vancouver, WA. so I am unable to do any direct research/lookups for you in the county, however, I have many sources to try to help, so feel free to contact me with your questions.

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John Ross, who was born in Boone County, ended his days in Kern County, CA
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