This database is a linked genealogical database with roots and connections to Bosque County and has been compiled to assist in research. It currently contains over 130,000 names and is intended to contain genealogical information on descendants/ancestors of any person that has ever lived in Bosque County. Because of the Norwegian influence in Bosque County, it also contains extensive ancestry in Norway. A searchable index to this database can be found on the Bosque County Historical Commission website.
What is a linked database? A linked database is one in which everyone in it must be connected in some way or another to any other person in the database. This may be as a direct descendant, as a blood relative, as an in-law, or as an in-law of an in-law, etc. As families marry into other families, an intricate web of connections is created. For any person in the database, one can connect to any other person in the database though it could be a long torturous route. However, it is often a closer connection than one might think.
The database currently contains information from the following sources:
The database is being continually updated and names added. If you would like to contribute genealogical information on your family to the database to assist researchers in the future, please contact Bruce Wiland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information will be accepted in any form although electronic information (e.g., GEDCOM) is preferred and less likely to create typographical errors from transcription.
If you would like to have your name added as a researcher, send your name, address, and lineage to your Bosque County ancestors to Bruce Wiland, and you will be added to the database. Eventually, this will allow others researching the same family name to make contact with each other.
Since names are added from a number of sources, duplicated names often occur in the database. Since complete information (birth dates, death dates, spouses, and/or parents) is not available for every person, it is often difficult to tell whether these are the same person or different persons with the same name. Click here to look at a text file of the duplicated names. Each paired line shows some information (birthdate, deathdate, parents, spouse) for each duplicated name. If you have any additional information that would help determine whether these are the same or different persons, please contact Bruce Wiland.