Burke County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Burke County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Burke County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Waynesboro
Address Burke County Courthouse
111 E 6th Street
PO Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: 706.554.2324
Burke County Website

Burke County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage and probate records from 1856[1]

Burke County Georgia History

Parent County

1777--Burke County was created 5 February 1777 from St. George Parish.  County seat: Waynesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1825 and 1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Burke County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Burke County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Burke County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.




      1798 Burke County Slaveholders, First and Second Districts Georgia Pioneers

Vital Records

  • 1855-1871 - Burke County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1855-1871. Batch M712261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1872-1876 - Burke County Marriage Book 3 Index 1872-1876. Batch M712262 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1878 - Burke County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch M712263 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1895 - Burke County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1877-1895. Batch M712265 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1878-1879 - Burke County Marriage Index 1878-1879. Batch M712264 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1889-1900 - Burke County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1889-1900. Batch M712266 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Burke County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Burke County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Burke County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Burke County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.