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IAGenWebUSGenWeb 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.
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Added 1850 Federal Census for Fort Clark Garrison to the Military in Boone Co. page 27 Sept, 2016

Added link to Boone County GIS property search to Maps page 19 Sept 2016

Added Patron's Directory transcription link to Maps page 19 Sept 2016

Added searchable Boone County Gravestone Photo Project Index 7 Sept 2016

Added 1918 Atlas of Boone County to Maps page

Added 1896 Plat Maps Boone County to Maps page

Added Poor Farm Records to History page - 4 April 2016

Added individual township census transcriptions for 1860, 1870,  1880 & 1900, done by Charles Lundquist. Feb 1, 2016

Added Cemetery Addresses
Courtesy of Boone Co. GIS. Covers all cemeteries in Boone Co. Including new addresses for ones that didn't have them. Jan 19, 2016

Added Boone Co GIS Survey map complete with downloadable aerial photo overlay pdf (Dec 30, 2015, additional new map added Jan 19,2016)

Full transcript of Sewell Van Alstine's diary covering his experiences in the war from 1863-1864 30 Dec, 2015

Added Local Library Resourses a list compiled by the State Historical Society (from 1998) (Oct 23, 2015)

Added Boone Co. GAR Post Locations to Military page

Added Record Holdings in Boone County (Oct 19, 2015)

Added Iowa, Consecutive Registers of Convicts, 1867-1970 to Resources page

Added partial transcript of Sewell Van Alstine's diary (See link below in Coming Soon) (Oct 7 2015)

Completed addition to Military Links  the Diary of Sewell Van Alstine from 1863-1864. (Sept 2015, Jan 2, 2016)

Added Land Patent search to the Townships page (Aug 2015)

Jan Bony
County Coordinator
E-mail: jbony@ochoco.com

Welcome! I'm the County Coordinator for 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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