Boone County Genealogical Society Indiana

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March 27, 2018 By: Brenda Barker
DNA Inheritance
On average, an individual inherits approximately 6.25% of their DNA from a great great grandparent.

September 23, 2017 By: Brenda Barker
The will that is found in the court book titled "Wills" is not the original document---it is a copy made by the court clerk. Making a copy means that errors could have been made. It also means that the 'signatures' in the book are not real signatures with the exception of the clerk's signature. The two places one might find an original will with the decedent's signature would be in the possession of the family OR in the loose probate papers at the courthouse. 
September 17, 2017 By: Brenda Barker
Tax Lists
What information can be gleaned from a tax list?  Isn't is just a list of names?  When a name first appears on a list could indicate when an individual moved to the area or when the person reached tax paying age.  The disappearance of an individual could mean the person moved away or died.  Some tax lists can even show marital status.  They can also reveal if there is more than one person in an area with the same name  and possibly how to differentiate them from each other.
September 3, 2017 By: Brenda Barker
Cemeteries in Boone County
Did you know that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has identified 84 cemeteries located in Boone County?