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USGenWeb - Boone County GenealogyThis list is for people interested in genealogy in Boone County, Illinois. The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for Genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
The following link is for the Illinois State Archives Main Database page. http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/databases.html
- Illinois Land Sales from goverment 1817-1860.
- Illinois Marriage Index thru 1900.
- Illinois Death Index 1916-1950.
- Illinois Civil War Index, etc...
Belvidere.Net wishes to give MANY THANKS to Martin W. Johnson - Boone County Historian for providing the tremendous number of links above which took many hours of research on his part to compile. We are grateful for his generosity in sharing these links for publication on Belvidere.Net's Genealogy Page, and hope you find them as useful as we have!
- This is the U.S. GenWeb Archives Boone County Cemetery Burials page:
It is seperate from USGENWEB, and contains 29 cemeteries burials so far. 12 more are expected to be added in near future.
- In addition, here is the Dekalb County Geneology link.
Many farm famiies are connected to families just across the county lines.
- Another good website is www.cherryvalley.lib.il.us/research/localhistorygenealogy.html. This web page will have links Belvidere & Boone County history books & maps. Note that it is slow loading books etc...
- Also www.genealogytrails.com/ill/boone/index.html. This website has several very good Belvidere & Boone County indexes etc. on it.
- www.bchmuseum.org is the new address for Boone County Historical Society's main web page, with Belvidere obituary index & Belvidere & Boone Co. maps.
in near future they will have all the Boone Co. farmers plat maps online, Martin Johnson has had digitalized. = 1858, 1870, 1886, 1900, 1905, 1923. More items to be added to these websites in future.
- www.familyhistory101.com = many databases & printable forms etc...
- http://idapubliclibrary.org/index.htm = Belvidere, Boone Co., Illinois public library.
then databases on left column. then heritage quest.
enter Belvidere library card long id number on back.
= a u. s. census index & images, old history books online etc.
- http://www.Belvidere.net/ = Belvidere, Boone Co., Illinois community information and links to local sites and services.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilwbcgs Click on link. = Winnebago & Boone Co. Illinois
Genealogical Society website. It is the last of three original area societies left for North Central Illinois.
Please join as a member.
- http://www.bchmuseum.org = Belvidere, Illinois obituary index. Old Belvidere & Boone County farmers wall maps & indexes, all online.
- http://www.cherryvalley.lib.il.us Click on research, then local history, then genealogy links. It has many Winnegabo & Boone Co. history books & indexes online. Some are slow to download, be patient.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilwinneb/rkdpublb.htm = Rockford Public Library local history room collection description.
- http://www.sos.state.il.us =Click on dept, then archives, then databases. It has Illinois marriage index to 1900. (Dekalb County to 1877).
Illinois death index 1916 -1950. Illinois Civil War muster roll detailed information plus index. Illinois land sales from governmentt, 1817 - about 1860. Illinois I.R.A.D. centers index to county records in area universities, 1929 every veteran buried in Illinois index = every war.
- http://www.mollx.com A researcher named Molly, who will get xerox copies of Illinois death certificates. 1916 - 1948 for $5.00.
- http://www.birthdates.com/query.php = file of birth dates from internet sources.
- http://www.birthdetails.com = additional information.
- http://www.mcigs.org/indices = McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy Society website. It has a good 1880 McHenry County Census Index A - Z. Newspaper obituary & marriage indexes online.
- http://www.mchsonline.org = McHenry Historical Museum & Library. Has a long A - Z obituary index online.
- http://www.usgwarchives.org -Pick a U. S. state, then a county. Boone and Winnegabo County Illinois have cemeteries, indexes, Civil War G.A.R. picture indexes. B.D.M. indexes etc.
- http://www.usgwarchives.net = Same as wwwusgwarchives.org, but has several updated items .org does not have.
- http://www.usgenweb.org Same group, but many counties information is different than the other same counties inf.. plus you can submit queries.
- http://www.genealogytrails.com Pick a state, then a county. Has Boone Co. national index.
- http://www.stevenmorse.org = Steven Morse website, with information on how to improve search engines searches at major websites.
- http://www.chicagogenealogy.com = Chicago Genealogy website.
- http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ = Cook County, Illinois Clerks Indexes online. (Buy death certs $5.00 from website).
- http://www.kindredtrails.com/databases.html = Cook County, Illinois Genealogy web site.
- http://www.pgsa.org = Polish Genealogical Society of America website.
- http://www.rootsweb.com = Rootsweb main page. Scroll down to Social Security Death Index. Then advance search. Sometimes less info in boxes is better. Plus search a surname only in a county.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilsgs = Illinois State Genealogical Society website.
- http://DeKalb.ilgenweb.net = DeKalb County, Illinois Genealogy Society website. cemeteries, queries, and other indexes online.
- http://DeKalb.ilgenweb.net/joinerhistoryroom_page.htm = Joiner history room at Sycamore, Illinois Public Library. = DeKalb County databases online.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilogle = Ogle County, Illinois website.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilkane = Kane County, Illinois website.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~wircgs = Rock County, Wisconsin website.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiwalwor = Walworth County, Wisconsin website.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery = Tombstone Cemetery Transcription project.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~mncarver = Carver County, Minnesota website.
- http://usgwarchives.org/il/boone/boone.html = Boone Co., Illinois website. with
many indexes online.
- http://usgwarchives.org/il/Winnegabo/Winnegabo.html = Winnegabo County Illinois
website with many indexes online.
- http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ = Illinois County websites.
- http://iltrails.org = Illinois County websites.
- http://www.worldgenweb.org Pick a country on the map and click it. Then a state or province, then a county. It has lots of good foreign website links. Some foreign county websites have links to surname researchers with e-mails.
- http://www.dastelefonbuch.de = German phone book online.
- http://mki.wisc.edu/resources/links/reymann_maps/reymann_home.html = 350 old very detailed european wall maps by Reymann online at the Max Kade German Inst. in Madison, WI University campus. Index to maps is to large cities & districts heading on maps.
- http://www.alplm.org/library = New Illinois State - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Has Illinois newspapers on microfilm, etc.
- http://www.newberry.org = Newberry Library in N. Chicago loop area, catalog online. A very old private library open to public.
- http://www.dodgejeffgen.com = Dodge & Jefferson County, Wisconsin Genealogical Society website. Has many good indexes & info.
- http://www.Wisconsinhistory.org/research.asp = Wisconsin pre-1907 birth, death, marriage, Civil War indexes. for marriages , click then details, then find spouses name.
- http://www.15thWisconsin.net/15imghpe.htm = Short biograhies & some pictures of Wisconsin & North Central Illinois Civil War Veterans, mostly Norwegians from Sharon & Blaine, Illinois.
- http://www.madcat.library.wisc.edu/index.html = University of Wisconsin & Wisconsin State Historical Society catalog in one index. Click on basic search. Collection started in 1849. Covers whole U.S.A., Wisconsin news papers are there on microfilm & thousands of family histories books.
- http://www.Wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/arcnet/ = Wisconsin area Research Centers (similar to I.R.A.D. Centers in Illinois) at Wisconsin universities. Lots of microfilmed Wisconsinchurch records.
- http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=index = Iowa cemetery search for whole state in one search.
- http://www.mncounty.com/modules/certificates/marriage/default.aspx = Minnesota marriage indexes by county.
- http://people.mnhs.org = Minnesota Historical Society death & birth indexes. Any death certificates listed online are on microfilm there. Also Minnesota newspapers and state censuses are in microfilm room.
- http://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/index.html = Minnesota Veterans grave index.
- http://secure.apps.state.nd.us/doh/certificates/deathcertsearch.html = North Dakota death certificates search. = two A-Z indexes.
- http://mngs.org/branches.shtml = Minnesota Genealogical Society county websites.
- http://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/ = Minnesota naturalization & govt. land
- http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives = Missouri death indexes (= 3 separate date spans searches seperately. Plus Civil War index.
- http://www.interment.net = U.S. cemetery records online.
- http://gravelocator.cem.va = Veterans graves in national cemeteries. A-Z in one index.
- http://www.militaryindexes.com/civilwar/ = Civil War indexes.
- http://www.findagrave.com = Graves, pictures & obituaries submited.
- http://www.comportone.com = Mid-west cemetery locations & pictures of cemetery entrances.
- http://catalog.loc.gov = Library of Congress online catalog.
- http://www.loc.gov.rr/main/gar/ = G.A.R. Civil War Collection at the Library of Congress.
- http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/patentsearch = Land sales from the U.S. Government Index.http://www.archives.gov/genealogy = National Archives online catalog.
- http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss = Civil War Enlistments index. North & Nouth. Also grave index.
- http://www.papemortuary.com/database.asp = Card index of Veterans burials at Danville, Illinois Veterans cemetery, plus all others they buried.
- http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/haroldwashington/p/spc/ = Civil War Collection in special collections & manuscripts dept.
- http://www.chicagohistory.org/research - Click on online catalog. Chicago Historical Society/Museum. Many old books & records.
- http://www.civilwar.nps/gov/cwss/ = Civil War soldiers & sailors index.
- http://www.archives.gov/research/civil/civil-war/index.html = National Archives Civil War Collection.
- http://www.cyberdriveIllinois.com/departments/archives/reghist.pdf = Illinois Civil War Regimental Histories online.
- http://www.dar.org.library = Daughters of the American Revolutionary War website. D.A.R.
- http://www.publiclibraries.com = All U.S. Public Libraries Index.
- http://www.ipl.org/ = Internet Public Libraries. Info about all libraries.
- http://www.cfkswebservices.com/churchdata/search = hhistory & archives of all religions.
- http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/archives = Swedish U.S. & Sweden church records. Microfilm & thru Sweden online.
- http://www.lutheransonline.com/lutheransonline/genealogy = Search & submit your ancestor information.
- http://www.elca.org/library = Evangelical Lutheran Church archives in America ((old alc). Has many church records for mid-west etc. on microfilm.
- http://www.garrett.edu/library/special.htm = Garrett ev. & Methodist Seminary archives in Evanston, Illinois. They have many German Methodist & former Ev. Lutheran church books there in boxes in storage. Kevin B. Leonard next door at the Northwestern Illinois University archives Dept. is the volunteer that locates records at Garrett Seminary. He arranges visits to see records. No one else does this.
- http://www.familysearch.org Then click library, then catalog, then place search. = Salt Lake City Genealogical library catalog. Or click on share, then submit my genealogy. Then download your ged com ancestor file of ancestors. German & Irish church records are indexed under the villages nearby church parish location. Not all villages had a church, especially in 1700's & early 1800's. They also have many U.S. Catholic & Lutheran church records etc. on microfilm.
- http://search.labs.familysearch.org/research/start.html = Salt Lake City online databases free website.
- http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html = Another Salt Lake City online database free website.
- http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/ = County history books online.
- http://immigrants.byu.edu - Click volunteers, then foreign town indexes.
- http://www.castlegarden.org = N.Y.C. Passenger Arrival Index 1820 -1913. This is a immigration center for New York City. A fire destroyed some records. Some people came in thru Quebec Port, Galveston Port etc.
- http://www.ellisisland.org = N.Y.C. Passenger Arrivals Index 1890's on. with free online images of passenger list detailed info. You have to click back or forward many pages to find the double page intries, after you find someone in the index.
- http://catalogue.bl.uk = British Library catalogue online. They have many old U.S. county farmer maps in perfect condition. Listed in manuscripts or special maps collection.
- http://www.ingeneas.com/ = Quebec Passenger Arrival Index 1866 on, etc. See two search areas on webpage.
- http://www.accessgenealogy.com = Many free databases.
- http://www.cindislist.com = Thousands of genealogy databases, by subject, location or etc.
- http://www.gencirles.com = search or download your ged com file.
- www.classmates.com = Ssubmit or search for free online classmates from any U.S. high school, college, etc.
- http://xooleanswers.com/newspaperarchives4.asp = Free old newspapers indexes & images online.
- http://www.Genealogical.com/contact.asp?afid= = Genealogical books & County histories for sale.
- http://www.heritagebooks.com = Old county history books etc. reprinted & for sale.
- http://www.higginsonbooks.com/content.html = Old county, history etc. books reprinted and for sale.
- http://www.parkbooks.com/ = minnesota genealogy indexes. Civil War etc...
- http://www.abebooks.com/home/prairie/ = catalog to old books sold by a springfield,
Illinois book dealer store.
- http://books.google.com/books?q=county+histories&btng=search+books - Books online thru google books.
- http://www.ngpublications.com Has indexing & sells state indexes of G.A.R. Civil War reported deaths, by state, then A-Z. Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska so far are done - more being added.
Martin W. Johnson
514 West Menominee St.
Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3142.
1-815-547-4754 or 1-815-543-3060
The link below leads to the Wisconsin Civil War Enlistment Roster A-Z. Many of the Boone County men who enlisted in the Civil War, especially from the northern townships - Leroy Towhship & Manchester Township in Boone County enlisted in Wisconsin, or men of Norwegian descent enlisted in Wisconsin regiments and can be found through this site. They have an excellent search function on their website that may be helpful.
The link is:
For further information, you may also contact:
Sells microfiched copies of Belvidere & Boone County
Illinois - history books, court house birth, death, marriage, probate,
naturalization, etc. indexes. Boone County Prairie Farmer Directory 1917, Belvidere city directories 1896 etc.. Church histories, Civil War indexes. and many other genealgical items for Boone, Winnebago, McHenry, Walworth, Rock County etc... plus other counties and states indexes etc...
The microfiched items can be viewed on a microfiche reader, at
any good library or business or home. For more information, contact:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library
816 West State St.
Madison, WI 53706-1482
55 East Hazel Drive
Salem, UT 84653-9100
Other Sites of Interest for Genealogists
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