The Heritage Center has an extensive collection of indexes, many of which are available online. Additional indexes are available in the library.
The following is an index of businesses that advertised in Boone County school yearbooks. The index includes a description of the business, the name of the owner (if printed in the ad), and indicates if the advertisement includes a picture of the business.
– Lebanon High School 1905-2018 (except 2012) indexed by Ellen Spall; 2012, 2019-2023 indexed by Dixie Taylor. Other schools indexed by Dixie Taylor.
APPEARANCE DOCKET OF GUARDIANSHIPS, 1862-1889
Indexes Appearance Docket of Guardianships & Estates, 1862-1884, and Appearance Docket of Guardianships, 1884-1889. These volumes are part of Series II, Boone County Records, Special Collections.
APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENT HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, 1920-1930
These records are stored in Series III.B, Boone County Records, Special Collections.
BOONE CIRCUIT COURT INSANITY RECORDS, 1881-1963
“Y” in the Envelope column indicates that there are loose-leaf documents associated with this entry. The date in a row with a “Y” in the Envelope column does not necessarily correspond to the dates of the documents in the envelope. For example, such an entry has the year 1898, but the envelope contains documents from other years. The envelopes are sorted alphabetically by last name. Indexed by Evgeny Jenya Chumin; revised by Eric Spall, 2021. These records are part of Series II and Series III.C, Boone County Records, Special Collections.
CORONER’S RECORDS, 1937
Index to the Coroner’s Verdicts and Coroner’s Certificates of Evidence. The verdicts contain the coroner’s official statement on the cause of death, and the certificates of evidence contain witness statements. The names of the coroner’s clerk, the coroner, and the county clerk are on nearly every document. These records are stored in Series III.J, Boone County Records, Special Collections, and are filed alphabetically by last name of the deceased.
Index to unbound documents including, but not limited to, affidavits, allowances, bonds, certifications of elections of trustees, deeds, liens, mortgages, and transcripts. These records are part of Series III.A, Boone County Records, Special Collections. PDF 35.1 MB
DELINQUENT TAX RECORD, 1856-1880
Indexed by Rosemary Peterman from a volume in the Boone County Treasurer’s Office. The library does not have the original record.
DOCKET OF LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP, 1847-1894
Indexes Docket of Letters of Guardianship, No. 1, 1847-1853, and Estate Docket/Guardianship Docket, 1866-1894. These volumes are part of Series II, Boone County Records, Special Collections.
PROBATE ORDER BOOK A, 1830-1843
This volume is part of Series II, Boone County Records, Special Collections.
This index indexes the feature articles in B Magazine, Boone County Lifestyle Magazine, Lebanon Lifestyle Magazine, Whitestown Quarterly, Zionsville Home and Style, and Zionsville Magazine. It generally does not index advertisements and events calendars. For a list of our holdings of each magazine, see the Finding Aid for each title on our Special Collections page.
This index indexes many of the Heritage Center’s bound (published and unpublished) Boone County volumes that were originally created without indexes. The Index lists the entry subject, a code for the indexed volume, and the page number(s) on which the entry is found. The Index Code shows the full titles of the indexed volumes and notes explaining decisions made while indexing some of the volumes.
View Index Codes
Collection contains postcards sent to residents of Boone County, dating from the early 20th Century to the 1970s, as well as postcards collected as souvenirs. The description in the index is of the type of card (e.g. Christmas or Birthday) or the image on the front of the card (e.g. Arizona landscape or Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas) and not of the contents of the message. Items are filed in the same order as in the index. The locations of oversize items are noted in the index.
Note: Other postcards featuring images of Boone County scenes are in the Photograph collection.
Social Club Record Index
Boone County Lodge: Roster of Sojourning Members 1917-1925
Record of the Knights of Pythias
The original volume is in Series IV.B, Knights of Pythias, Lebanon Lodge No. 45, Special Collections.
Vital Records Index
Divorces of Boone County, IN 1830-1879
Abstracted from Civil Order and Judgement Docket books, 1830–1879.
Indexed from records at the County Clerk’s office; the library does not have the original volumes.
Mortality schedules were compiled with the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Federal Censuses. They provide information on people who died during the year prior to the census. These mortality schedules can help you find information regarding the death of some people who died prior to 1882 (the year Indiana began requiring death certificates).
Lebanon Patriot & Weekly Patriot
Index of Divorce Notices appearing in 1870
Index of Marriage Notices from 1870-1873 (by Groom)
Index of Marriage Notices from 1870-1873 (by Bride)
Index of Obituaries and Death Notices from 1870-1873
Index of Personal and Real Estate Sale Notices from 1870-1873
Index to Other Obituaries
These are not available online.
- Index to Thorntown Obituaries – Compiled from a collection of newspaper clippings at the Thorntown Public Library by Rosemary Peterman
- Jamestown Abstracted Obit & Biographies – ~1892-1902
- Newspaper Index – ~1856-1888
- Newspaper Obits – ~1899-1902
Lebanon Reporter Obituaries and Vital Records
The following is an index of vital records, including obituaries, published in the Lebanon Reporter. The index is divided by the first letter of the bride’s or groom’s surname. Click the first letter of the last name to open the PDF. All PDFs are search enabled for quick look-ups. If a letter does not have a PDF attached to it, there are no obituaries for individuals with names beginning with that letter.
Indexes to Other Newspapers
These are not available online.
- Advance Hustler Obituaries – 1899-1922
- Jamestown Abstracted Obituaries & Biographies – 1898-1902
- Newspaper Index – 1856-1888
- Thorntown Obituaries – Compiled from a collection of newspaper clippings at the Thorntown Public Library by Rosemary Peterman
Truant Officer’s Record of Students of Compulsory Age, Center Township
Record of all children between the ages of 7 and 14 compiled for the truant officer. The title page says 1915, but based on the dates of birth and ages at time of compilation, it was probably created in 1905, 1906, or 1907.
The original volume is in Series II.A.5, Boone County Schools, Special Collections.
Transcribed by Karen Richards, 2014.
Boone County Teachers
A list of teachers at Boone County schools from 1883-1885.