Welcome to this
Illinois Genealogy Trails Website
for Boone County.
part of the Genealogy Trails Group
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Online Genealogy
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time
by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
This website is available for adoption!
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer Page.
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!
Boone County was formed in 1837 out of Winnebago County.
It was named for Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone.
Cities and Towns
* Belvidere * Caledonia * Capron * Cherry Valley (east quarter)
* Garden Prairie * Loves Park (east edge) * Poplar Grove * Timberlane Boone County is divided into these nine townships:
* Belvidere * Bonus * Boone * Caledonia * Flora
* Leroy * Manchester * Poplar Grove * Spring
Jan 2015: WW2 Army Enlistment Records, Obits for SULLIVAN, REE VES; marriage announcements for BRESLIN-DURKIE; Misc. news article about COLLIER; Military news items; Sick list item for THOMSON
Feb 2014: Physicians Registration Book (under County Records); 1st Presbyterian Church member information in 1853
Oct 2013: 1883 pensioners; Civil War soldiers mentioned in Belvidere newspapers 1861-1940
Sept 2013: Burials in Belvidere Cemetery; obits for DRAKE
Look up Offer...
Rita Bomher has offered to do limited obituary look-ups (for free)
Email her at joeritabomheratgmail.com (replace the "at" with @)
Nice! Thank you Rita!