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Guide to '''Burke County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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[http://www.co.burke.nc.us/ '''Burke County, North Carolina''']<br>201 S Green Street <br>P O Box 219<br>Morganton, NC 28680<br>Phone: 828-438-5450<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1913 <br>marriage, land and military discharge records from 1865;<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1865<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, North Carolina p. 507. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.burke.nc.us/ '''Burke County, North Carolina''']<br>201 S Green Street <br>P O Box 219<br>Morganton, NC 28680<br>Phone: 828-438-5450<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1913 <br>marriage, land and military discharge records from 1865;<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1865<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, North Carolina p. 507. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 219<br> Morganton, NC 28680-0219<br> Telephone: 828-438-5451<br> Fax: 828-438-5463<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 796 <br> Morganton, NC 28680<br> Telehone: (828) 433-3200<br> <br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1777'''--Burke County was&nbsp;created 8 April 1777&nbsp;from [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]] County. '''County seat''': Morganton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1777'''--Burke County was&nbsp;created 8 April 1777&nbsp;from [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]] County. '''County seat''': Morganton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1662 Burke County cemetery listings at FindAGrave] -user-submitted burial records
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/burke/cemeteries.htm Burke County cemeteries] - compilation of resources on the Burke County, NCGenWeb site
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/burke.html NC&nbsp;Tombstone Transcription Project] - Burke county cemeteries
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1662&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464563|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1662 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/burke/cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Burke+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Burke&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke/burkecemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/burk/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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'''Online Records'''
 
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]  
 
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.]]  
 
:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
 
:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
:-[[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry|5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company F<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|8th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company C<br>
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Burke Burke&nbsp;county newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Burke Burke&nbsp;county newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=burke Burke&nbsp;County residents in the newspaper] - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?county=burke Burke&nbsp;County residents in the newspaper] - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s. Search for your Burke County ancestors.
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*[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s. Search for your Burke County ancestors.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $]
 
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1793-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 9 (1793-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''Pre - 1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1793 - 1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 9 (1793-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Births  
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*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/Birth/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Births] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds  
 
*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/Birth/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Births] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1886 - 1964''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
  
Marriages  
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*'''1799 - 1893''' - [http://goo.gl/FsJlh Burke&nbsp;County marriages] - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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*'''1774 - 1854''' - Burke County Marriages 1774-1854 [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
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*'''1867 - 1939''' - Burke County Marriage Index 1867-1939. Batch {{IGI|B868464}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref>
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*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Marriages] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds
  
*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Marriages] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds
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*'''To 1799''' - North Carolina Marriages to 1799, a database, available to members [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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*'''1741 - 2004''' -  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Burke&nbsp;County marriages] - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*Burke County Marriages 1774-1854 [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]  
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
*North Carolina Marriages to 1799, a database, available to members [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Deaths  
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===== Deaths =====
  
 
*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/DEATH/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Deaths] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds  
 
*[http://rod.co.burke.nc.us/DEATH/SearchEntry.aspx Burke County Deaths] - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=burke Deaths of Burke County] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=burke Deaths of Burke County] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Burke County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 661<br>Morganton, NC 28680-0661<br>[http://www.ncgenweb.us/burke/burkegs.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Burke County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 151<br> Morganton, NC 28680-0151<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/burke-county/#sthash.icI2gg36.dpuf website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.bcpls.org/ Burke County Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.bcpls.org/ Burke County Public Library]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/burke/burkegs.htm Burke County Genealogical Society]
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Hickory North Carolina Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Hickory North Carolina Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Morganton North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Morganton North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/burke-county/ Burke County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/burke/ Burke County NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/burke/ Burke County NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke.html Burke County NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/burke.html Burke County NCGenWeb Archives]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Burke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Burke|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
 
*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
  
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Burke County, North Carolina
201 S Green Street
P O Box 219
Morganton, NC 28680
Phone: 828-438-5450

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage, land and military discharge records from 1865;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1865[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 219
Morganton, NC 28680-0219
Telephone: 828-438-5451
Fax: 828-438-5463

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 796
Morganton, NC 28680
Telehone: (828) 433-3200

History

Parent County

1777--Burke County was created 8 April 1777 from Rowan County. County seat: Morganton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1865--Many court records and most land records burned by Federal troops.

Former Burke County Genealogical Society President Betsy Pittman's article can help you discover your Burke County ancestors despite record loss, see:

  • Pittman, Betsy Dodd. "Burke County 'Bypasses,'" The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 1989):68-72. FHL Book 975.6 B2s v. 15 (1989).

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Catawbo River. Constituted 1785.[3]

Court

Education

Genealogy

  • [Plumlee] Plumlee, Robert D. The Plumlee Family. Clearwater, Fla.: Plumlee Systems, Inc., 1969, 1979. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Burke County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Burke County, North Carolina Genealogy:

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company F
- 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company F
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
  • 1799 - 1893 - Burke County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
  • 1774 - 1854 - Burke County Marriages 1774-1854 North Carolina Pioneers
  • 1867 - 1939 - Burke County Marriage Index 1867-1939. Batch B868464 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • Burke County Marriages - search on the website of the Burke County Register of Deeds
Deaths
Divorce


Societies and Libraries 

Burke County Genealogical Society
PO Box 661
Morganton, NC 28680-0661
Website

membership is required


Burke County Historical Society
PO Box 151
Morganton, NC 28680-0151
website



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, North Carolina p. 507. 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.