In an attempt to reduce the size of the main entry page, the
links to outside Boone County resources have been moved to this page.
Our neighboring counties:
Please visit them and see what they have to offer! (you can click on the county in the
image to jump there).
If your research materials just said Boone
County, you might also check the other counties that are named Boone:
Local Central Missouri resources:
Please check the on-line links for current address, phone and hours
of operation. I have included a short list of available materials to give
a quick overview of their holdings.
- Wilson-Wulff Boone County History and Genealogical
Library, located within the Walters-Boone County Historical Society
Museum - Columbia - A small library staffed by GSCM
volunteers. Check here for a listing of the publications
and serials available from the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri.
Holdings include: Boone County records & history, MO family histories,
genealogy reference books.
- Western Historical
Manuscript Collection - Columbia - "Missouri's most comprehensive
repository of primary historical documents" - a great resource in
Historical Society of Missouri - Columbia - Another excellent resource
on the UMC campus in Columbia. Holdings include: Extensive MO newspaper
collection on microfilm, census records, county atlases, family histories.
- UMC Ellis library
- Columbia - In addition to physically housing the two libraries above,
Ellis library also has historical documents in the 4th floor archives.
Boone Regional Library, Columbia - contains some historical materials.
Holdings include: MO county & city histories, cemetery records, reference
Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
contains a variety of information. Holdings include:
International indexes and records on microfilm and microfiche, Family registery,
Ancestral file, social security death index. Some other information
on the center can be found here.
Of course you can visit the
main LDS site as well.
- Local Governmental sites including :
County of Boone
City of Columbia
- If you are from out-of-town and visiting the Columbia area, check out the
Columbia Online Information Network (Coin)
page for local information.
Other libraries/resources in Missouri:
State Archives are located in Jefferson City. Holdings include: Land
records, county & court records on microfilm, military records through
1898, federal census for Missouri 1830-1910.
Archives Central Plains Region, are located in Kansas City. Additional
information on the library and its contents are listed here.
Holdings include: Federal census for all states, military service records
& pensions, bounty land warrant applications, court cases, territorial
history, Native American files.
- The Mid-Continent Public Library
is located in Independence MO. Holdings include: Passenger lists, census
of all states; KC newspapers through 1910, military records, city directories,
- Heart of America Genealogy Society Library is in the Kansas
City Public Library, 311 East 12th St, Kansas City MO. Holdings include:
extensive KC newspapers on microfilm, Jackson county records.
- The St. Louis County Public
Library System is on-line. Holdings include: Family history collections,
area county/city records and histories, and State Genealogical Society
- Missouri Historical
Society Library is located in St. Louis. Holdings include: Persi index
to family & place names in periodicals, information on St. Louis city
and county, computerized access to resources in MO Historical Society and
St. Louis Public Library.
The Missouri Historical Society was founded in 1866 and has been continuously
collecting publications, documents, images and objects related to St. Louis, M0,
and the Louisiana Purchase Territory. The library and research center was
constructed in 1925-27 and purchased by the society in 1989. The structure was
recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tel.: 314-746-4500
- The Bizelli-Fleming
Local History Collection is a special of collection of materials dealing
with St. Charles, St. Louis and Missouri, and with genealogy.
Boone County genealogical and historical organizations:
Genealogical Society of Central Missouri (GSCM),
P.O. Box 26 Columbia, MO 65205-0026
Missouri State Genealogical
Association ("MoSGA") in Columbia : Missouri State Genealogical
Association, P. O. Box 833, Columbia, Missouri 65205-0833
Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry, Columbia, MO 65201
Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa Street, Columbia,
Books / Publishers Links:
These vendors either publish new or reprint editions, or major
distributors of books. You want ten copies, then you got ten.
There are many many publishers/distributors out there. This is
just a small sample that I deal with.
- A wonderful place to find photographic reprints of original books and materials,
I highly recommend the
Higginson Book Company of Salem Massachusetts.
- A small publisher,
Mountain Press is dedicated to genealogy.
- What can you say about Amazon.com?
They loose money on each sale but make it up in volume.
- The "biggest" bookseller, but they were slow out of the
internet gate: Barnes & Noble.com.
- We must mention the home town publisher,
University of Missouri Press
in Columbia Missouri.
- Check and see what the government ,
National Archives and
Records Administration publications pages has for you.
- If the links I have here don't help, you can always search the
links and links of book vendors at
Cyndi's List and
Used book dealers:
These vendors are used book dealers. They only can sell what
they have on hand. There are two major network sites, most
dealers have gravitated to one of these two. This is a great
way of find an original copy of something (genealogical or not).
- Bookfinder.com has
many dealers in their network.
- Alibris is another
good network with many used book dealers.
- For hardcore original edition collectors, there is the
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.
Other Interesting Links:
Personal history links:
- A friend of mine researching is Lowary
ancestors and variant spellings of the name. "This page is
dedicated to the Lowary, Lowery, Lowrey, Lowry, Loughry names, and any
other spelling variations that might be out there." Anyone interested
in surname LOWARY or derivatives is encouraged to visit and join in.
- A bragging page about some of my Sights ancestors.
- What is a web site without a search engine link. I recommend
because it is the fastest best search site around. It also
allows you to find a locate images on the web, something usually
very difficult to search for.
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