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What's New


14th - Article on Kate Shelley added to Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

10th - 1935 Plat Map and Residents

5th - John and Mary Jane (Melton) Hoffman  Family Tree

February 15th - 1914 History of Boone County - Chapter XVI - Dodge Township

15th - 1876 Unclaimed Letters

January 24th - Chronological History of the Spanish-American War

17th - 1914 History of Boone County - Chapter XV - Yell Township

3rd - Page 81 and Pages 121 to 123 of Death Certificates 1922-1939 (previously missing)


26th - Des Moines River at Madrid 1910 Postcard

November 17th - Will of John Sturdevant, 1866

3rd - Chapter I, Prefatory, The History of Boone County, Iowa, 1880

October 6th - Will of Robert Donnett, 1866

2nd - Added 19 Boone County Names to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.

6th - Official Directory Section of Chapter VII - from The History of Boone County, Iowa, 1880

14th - Chapter XIV - Boone County in the Civil War - from Boone County History 1914

12th - Chapter XIII - A Scrap of Local History - from Boone County History 1914

8th - Daughters of the American Revolution, Boone Chapters, 1910-1911

11th - Mexican-American War - Cause, War, Resolution

5th - Chapter IV - Early Settlements from The History of Boone County, Iowa, 1880

1st - 1878 Farmers' Directory

17th - 1876 Medical and Surgical Directory

11th - Works Projects Administration Surname List

2nd - Optometrists 1914, 1920, 1922

11th - War of 1812 Veterans


7th - Civil War Regiments with Names of Soldiers

3rd - Crimes and Accidents from The History of Boone County, Iowa, 1880

8th - 1881 Deed, Sarah P. and J. B. Noyes to Hannah M. Wood, and 1886 Deed, Hannah M. and Enoch Wood to Elizabeth Wood

24th - Pilot Mound City Directory 1907

5th - Land Surveys and Purchases 1848-1849

26th - Medical and Surgical Directory, 1880

26th - Moved the Churches link to the Resources index.

26th - Your new Boone County Coordinator is Lynn Diemer-Mathews.

15th - Added 2 Boone County veterans (Butler, Bryan) buried in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Dallas Co.), both recently identified as having a Boone  connection.

16th - Added Boone County Veterans buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Dallas County). Many thanks to Conni McDaniel Hall for contributing!


July 23rd - Reorganized the Shedlock postcard collection and added 7  vintage postcards: Birdseye View of Boone, Cosy Nook at The Ledges, Booneville General Store, Kate Shelly Bridge, High Trestle Bridge, The Iowan on the Scenic Valley Railroad, and Boone Depot. Thank you, David!

20th - Restored the 1895 Garden Twp Census transcription and index, and 1895 Yell Twp Census Index, which have been offline for a number of years.

20th - Added 1860 Federal Census Index.

20th - Added Early Marriages (1856-1863).

19th - Restored Dyer Family Histories/Group Sheets, offline for some time.

13th - Restored the Elk Rapids Partial List of Burials, which has been offline for some time.

9th - Reorganized Land & Maps.

8th - Reorganized the Military Records section. Updated the 1906 GAR State Encampment page with transcribed names and captions from the images for the search engine.

20th - Restored 1849 State Census and 1850 Federal Census Index which have been offline for some time.

19th - Restored Madrid High school graduates 1894-1983 which has been offline for some time.