What is the USGenWeb and INGenWeb?
USGenWeb Project just celebrated their 10th
anniversary in 2006 and 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, non-profit and fully committed to free access for
everyone. The INGenWeb
Project is the state of Indiana's division of the
USGenWeb, and this Boone County Genealogy website
represents Boone County, Indiana for both Projects.
This website looks different ... Am I in the right
- Yes! We have a brand new look! I adopted this Boone County
Genealogy website in the late summer of 2006 as your new
Coordinator, and I did give the pages a new design and a
slightly different navigation system, but hopefully you
will be able to find all of the original data. It's all
here just as before, with lots of *NEW* data
Where is that little cabin pictured on all the pages
- I've been asked this question numerous times ...
everybody loves the little log cabin! However, I really
don't know where it is located. When I was making the
new website, I found the original color photograph on a
royalty free website, but it did not list the location
in the source. If I recall, the photographer was from
Illinois ... so maybe close! Before using the
photograph, I digitally enhanced it by; changing the
color, adding effects and cropping it. I thought it was
a fitting example of the type of cabin many of our Boone
County pioneer ancestors built in the dense woods when
they first settled, and listened to the wolves howl in
Are you affiliated with a historical society or
library in Boone County?
- No, I'm not. Boone County Genealogy is a separate
entity with no connections to the local genealogy
societies or libraries. I'm a volunteer host coordinator for
Project site. This is a one-woman show, folks!
So no, I'm not sitting in a damp and dusty old basement
office surrounded by huge file cabinets overflowing with
aged and yellowed Boone County records. I wish I was!
Well, the old records part, anyway ... I've already got
enough dust! ;-) However, I hope that this Boone County
INGenWeb site is a good
compliment to our wonderful Boone County libraries and
historical societies by what we each are able to offer
for those researching in Boone County.
I need someone to help me do further research and
look-ups in Boone
County ... Can you help me?
- I'm sorry, but I do not live in Indiana, so I'm not
able to help you do any additional personal research
or provide records, other than what you find currently
available on the website. All
research materials or data I have for Boone County is
posted online, and all new data is posted as soon as
possible after I acquire it. I don't have access to any
other Boone County materials, records or resources.
However, I hope that I have presented here an abundant
amount of resources, and links to Boone County
genealogical and historical societies and local
libraries with genealogical departments, where they
*may* offer additional look-up or research services. We
also have a few generous local area volunteers offering
services and Boone County cemetery photographs you can
contact, and we're always on the lookout for more
volunteers willing to help! I would also suggest you
post a query or a look-up request on the various Boone
take a look at the County Research
link for additional information and resources that I'm
sure will help you with your research.
How can I get a birth, death or marriage certificate for my
Boone County ancestor?
- Take a look at our
Resources page where you will find information
for obtaining copies of birth, marriage and death
certificates for Boone County, as well as many other
types of records and information to help with your
Where is the new Query section?
- All new Boone County queries are posted to the
RootsWeb Message Board for Boone County now. You can
browse the older archived
queries here on the site from the link. You'll also
find all the links for other Boone County related
message boards and
lists to allow you the most exposure and best
response from your queries.
Where do you get all this Boone County data?
- Much of the material on the website has been
generously contributed by volunteers and researchers
such as you! We are fortunate to have had many people,
and past and present Coordinators,
graciously give some time to volunteer to transcribe
historical county records, cemeteries, old newspapers
for obituaries and news items, old Boone County history
books, etc. I also use items from my personal collection
that I have purchased ... historical records, books, old
school annuals, old photographs, etc.
Can I contribute something to Boone County Genealogy?
- Yes!! Please do! I am *always* in need and
searching for more data to add to the site, and I hope
you will join us by contributing what you can from your
research efforts. Everyone doing genealogy research in
Boone County has *something* they could contribute that
would help others ... obituaries, biographies, family
group sheets, old photographs, etc. Contributions
of material and data are what keep this website growing,
and we couldn't thrive without them! I would also gladly
welcome any volunteers
that can locate and transcribe some records for us, or
individuals that can take
cemetery and gravestone photographs. Maybe you have
other suggestions or ideas. As Martha says, "It's a good
thing!" Please read more information on the "Submit
Keep coming back, as
these FAQ's are updated regularly!