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 for the free use of all researchers.
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project
be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our Volunteer Page for further information.
(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data
We'll be doing the best we can to create a website that you will find helpful, useful and meaningful as you trace
the trails of your ancestors through Boone County until a permanent host can be found.
We are sorry that we can't do any individual research for
you but we'll do everything possible to add information to this site that will help.
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
Oct 2013: 1883 pensioners; Civil War soldiers mentioned in Belvidere newspapers 1861-1940
Sept 2013: Burials in Belvidere Cemetery; obits for DRAKE
May 2013: Minority Families in Federal Censuses
Jan 2013: North and South Belvidere High School Alumni from 1870-1919; Church Records of German Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Belvidere; Civil War Enlistments from 1863; Enlistees receiving bounty money; Index of names from newspaper
photo contest; History of the Pioneer Life
in the Townships of Leroy and Manchester ; Original Members of the First
Baptist Church of Belvidere, Illinois and names of early members in the Church's History, First Presbyterian Church
of Belvidere, IL 50 Year Celebration History, DECKER, FRY, WRIGHT death notices; Settlers in County prior to 1851; 1894 Belvidere City Directory
Dec 2012: Membership List for Immanuel German Evangelical Lutheran Church; 1901 Foreign Members of St. Johns German
Oct 2012: Birth Records, pre-1900; Transcribed Death Certificates 1878 THRU 1915; Death Records of G.A.R. Veterans of Post 164
Aug 2012: Burials in Drake Cemetery
June 2012: Poor House Records, Boone co. residents sent to Elgin State Hospital, Civil War veterans listed in 1910
census, WW1 veterans born out-of-county but living in Boone co.; Index of biographies in 1929's "History of
the Rock River Valley"
Apr 2012: Index of Civil War Soldiers pictures located at the Boone Co. Historical Society Museum
marriage announcement for NEWTON-BOYLE, List of Pensioners on the rolls in 1883, Membership lists of Swedish Evangelical
Mission Covenant and Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Index to Probate Records, Extracts from veterans' bios;
naturalizations of CW veterans; 1863 Tax List; Mexican War info for IL 2nd regiment, Company E; List of names of
veterans alive in May 1925 group picture; GAR veterans of Cornwall post 314; Index to 1855 and 1865 State Census
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!