Our Obituary Collection

At the present time, we have over 30,000 obituaries of Boone County residents on file. Obits are a valuable resource when doing genealogy as they reveal vital and sometimes unknown information about your ancestor. 

Our amazing team of volunteers have spent many years archiving this information to make researching your family easier.

Important Obituary Information

Thanks to a recent grant from the Schwemm Family Foundationwe are in the process of preparing our obits for digitalization!

In the meantime, obits will not be available to the public. That means, if you are researching family names, you will be unable to read through obituaries in the research center. In the meantime, if you should need a copy of an obituary, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a copy from the newspapers on microfilm.

Once this project is done, all obits past, present and future, will be available online, free of charge.

We are sorry for the temporary inconvenience but are extremely excited to have this project completed. 

Thank You Schwemm Family Foundation. We are very grateful!

Schwemm Family Foundation

What is the Schwemm Family Foundation?

The Schwemm Family Foundation honors the legacy and generosity of John Butler Schwemm and Nancy Prickett Schwemm.

What is the Foundations Philosophy

Our founders, John and Nancy Schwemm, lived outwardly their core beliefs that compassion and personal integrity should serve as the guiding principles of life’s endeavors, and that our lives are more meaningful if we participate in bettering our communities.

Based on those principals, the Schwemm Family Foundation seeks to promote programs and initiatives that connect people to the past, help improve the way we live in the present, and identify and promote healthy land stewardship far into the future.

For more information on the Schwemm Foundation, please visit their website.