Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records, and other items of interest.
  • Our genealogy collection, located in the Fireplace Room and in the stacks, contains basic "how-to" books that can be checked out as well as non-circulating research material.
  • Three-ring notebooks contain clippings of birth, death and marriage notices from local newspapers, as well as cemetery records.
  • We have Boone newspapers on microfilm back to the 1880s; however, they are only partially indexed.  Click here to see the library's microfilm holdings
  • Our library also has a Boone County History Index that lists all our Boone County holdings such as books, reference, plat maps, and cemetery information.  Click here to see the library's Boone County History Index
  • Our staff members are not genealogy researchers. We can show patrons where the information is and how to access it, but we cannot do the research.