Ida Public Library has some free, online genealogy collections including:


Obituary Index

Belvidere Newspaper Obituary Index 1851-2018 – this Boone County and Belvidere, Illinois obituary index is searchable by surname. This index includes obituaries printed in the Belvidere Standard, the Belvidere Daily Republican, or the Republican-Northwestern newspapers of Belvidere, IL. However, assume the obituary was printed in the Belvidere Daily Republican, unless otherwise noted. Please note that some dates refer to the date of death, while other dates refer to the date of the newspaper in which an obituary or death notice appeared. If a page number is listed, then the date refers to the date of the paper.

Boone County Birth Certificate & Death Certificate Indexes


Available Yearbooks

Due to copyright regulations, only yearbooks from 1912 to 1926 are available online. However, the library has yearbooks from 1926-current years available for use in the library. An ID will need to be provided at the circulation desk when requesting a yearbook and the yearbooks may not leave the library. Please call the library or email Local History for more information.


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