Boone Co. IAGenWeb
Home History Townships & Maps Birth, Marriage & Death Biographies Census Military Churches Schools

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  
4 Apr 2018 Updated the eMail & Boards page.
15 Mar 2018 Started listing of newspapers to the Resources page
15 Mar 2018 Updated Listing of Viet Nam Casualties added to Military page
15 Mar 2018 Transcribed physical addresses of all cemeteries provided by Boone GIS added to cemeteries page
15 Mar 2018 Link to search lists of Russian, Irish Famine, Germans, and Italians between 1834 - 1900 to Resources page from the National Archives.
25 Nov 2017 Completed transcription of index to 1909 -1921 Birth Certificates
21 Nov. 2017 Completed transcription to the index of Death Certificates from 1922-1933 for Boone County
9 Nov 2017, reissue of Linwood Park Cemetery database, compleating the transcription of the B's & C's. Only the D's remain for transcription, completing all the records I have.
9 Nov 2017, added WWI Honor Roll to Military page.
Corrected link to Vital Records being held at the county Recorders office (menu on left) 4 Oct, 2017
Completed transcribing bios with last names starting with E - G (misc. children also added to index) from the "Madrid Centennial" 1883 - 1983 4 Oct, 2017
Added 1904-1906 Births to the Vital Records page../2017, thank you NettieMae
Added image and information for Hector Grant to Military page March 27, 2017
Completed transcribing bios with last names starting with A - D from the "Madrid Centennial" 1883 - 1983 15 Feb 2017
Began adding transcribed bios from the Madrid Centennial 1883 - 1983 2 Feb 2017
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

Jan Bony
County Coordinator
E-mail: 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.

Research Volunteers

We have a dedicated group of volunteers here to help you with your research. Check out the publications and resources available to you with the help of one of our volunteers. We also welcome you to join our team and become a volunteer yourself!

(There is a search at the top right of every page)

Found native needs family

John Ross, who was born in Boone County, ended his days in Kern County, CA
Coming Soon
More Newspaper resources! More Census transcriptions
Boone County Postings
Biographies Obituaries Queries Documents
Be sure to check out the
Board Searches Tips & Tricks
Neighboring Counties
  1. Webster
  2. Hamilton
  3. Story
  4. Polk
  5. Dallas
  6. Greene