Indexes & MaterialsFamily

The Local History Room’s Indexes & Materials page includes indexes and links for research resources located in the Local History & Genealogy Room. Click on the text in bold to access PDFs of the records. To request copies of any record from the indexes, or for more information on these records, you can contact the Local History Room at or call the library at 815-544-3838. Many of our books, archival collections, and research materials are also searchable through the Ida Public Library catalog.

Archival Finding Aids

Click here to see detailed finding aids of the Local History Room’s archival collections.

Boone County Birth Certificate & Death Certificate Indexes

All copies of vital records listed here are available in the History Room. Please contact us for more information.

Church Records
Local History Room Files
  • Family Name Index- a surname index to four Family History Collections, which contain information and material on Boone County family names and significant people
  • Local History Room Research Files- an index to the research files in the Local History Room, containing articles and other documents relating to Boone County history.
  • Picture Name Index- an index of pictures of individual people in Boone County history, collected and compiled from ten published history books and maps
  • Map Index- index of Boone County, Belvidere, and Illinois maps and atlases in the Local History & Genealogy Room
Microfilm Collection Indexes
Obituary Index