One of the principal goals of the Society is to identify and preserve Boone-related documents and artifacts. With so much of America’s history being paved over with amusement parks and fast-food restaurants, this is not an easy task, but it is one that our members believe is worth pursuing.
There is a wealth of information available about the colonial and revolutionary periods in which the Boones made their mark. The Society helps researchers identify relevant reference material or establish family links, as the case may be, while sifting fact from fancy. Our growing bibliography of genealogical documentation can be useful to members seeking lineage information.
FAQS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. The Boone Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Boone/Boon surname, in includes but is not limited to the Daniel Boone Family. If you are interested in joining the Society CLICK HERE
Q.How can I find out more about my family?
A. Start with your living and known relatives. Obtain death and birth certificates to begin with a good base. The internet is a useful resource but it is full in inaccurate information. Be careful. Use it as a tool to lead you to hard evidence. Never cite directly to internet. We have provided some links to helpful, and mostly accurate sites. You may visit them by CLICKING HERE
Q. Are there any books that can help?
A. A trip to the library can be very helpful. Look for “The Boone Family” by Hazel Atterbury Spraker. It is sometimes referred to as the “Boone Bible” for genealogical research.
Q. Where can I get a copy of Spraker’s book?
A. Hazel Atterbury Spraker originally published her work back in 1922, Rutland, VT. In recent years, it has often been referred to as the “Boone Bible” for its extensive information and accuracy with very few errors discovered. The best place to find the book would be some genealogical library. It has recently been reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Company in Baltimore, MD, and may be purchased for $40.00 plus $4.00 shipping; reduced shipping charges for multiple copies. Contact Genealogical Publishing Company at 800-296-6687, or www.genealogical.com/.
Q. Do we have family reunions?
A. Do we ever! CLICK HERE to learn about the next one.