Burke, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Burke was chartered on February 26, 1782 by the Vermont Legislature. The first settlers arrived in 1792 and the town was organized in 1796. The town contains the villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow.  [1] [2] [3]  

Historical Data
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Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Past views of Burke, by the Burke Historical Society (1986) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Burke is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Burke Town Direcotry

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1875 map of Burke

1875 map of East Burke

1875 map of West Burke

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Burke. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Burial permits, 1905-1919, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Cemetery records, 1805-1879, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Burke Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Burke, Vermont, 1857-Oct. 2001; indexes, 1789-1989Town records, 1796-1857, and Land records, 1799-1915; with general index.

Town of Burke
212 School Street
West Burke, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3717
Email: Burke@BurkeVermont.org
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

East Burke Community Library
368 Vermont 114
PO Box 309
East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: (802) 626-9823
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/library-east-burke.php

West Burke Public Library
135 Main Street
PO Box 243
West Burke, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3328
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/library-west-burke.php

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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Adjacent towns: