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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Burnet County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Burnet County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Burnet County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
<blockquote>Adopted by '''TXGenWeb''' - Burnet County - &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JoAnn Myers, County Coordinator </blockquote>
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| county = Burnet County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = February 5
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| seat = Burnet
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| building address = Burnet County Courthouse<br>220 S Pierce Street<br> Burnet, TX 78611-3136<br> Phone: 512.756.5420<br>[http://www.burnetcountytexas.org/ '''Burnet County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The Burnet County Courthouse:<br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, burial, probate and land records from 1852 <br>and court records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burnet County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
*&nbsp;...is located on the Square at 220 S. Pierce.
 
*Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
*Call them at (512) 756-5420 for more information. <br>
 
 
 
For more information, history and photos, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/courthouse.html Courthouse Information Page] from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb] site.
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The county is known as "the Versatile County".&nbsp; (1940)&nbsp; In 1981, the county was named&nbsp;[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/capitals.html Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas]..<br>
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The county is known as "the Versatile County".&nbsp; (1940)&nbsp; In 1981, the county was named&nbsp;[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/capitals.html Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas]..<br>  
  
 
More history about the county can be found at:  
 
More history about the county can be found at:  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193238&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Bertram&columns=*,0,0 Bertram] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193239&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Burnet&columns=*,0,0 Burnet] | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193241&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Spicewood&columns=*,0,0 Spicewood] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193240&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Shady+Grove&columns=*,0,0 Shady Grove] |  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Bertram|subject|disp=Bertram}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=Burnet}} | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Spicewood|subject|disp=Spicewood}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Shady+Grove|subject|disp=Shady Grove}} |
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'''History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:'''
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| [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlb27 Bertram] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrbaz Bethel] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnb77 Briggs] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgb13 Burnet] |&nbsp; [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcec Cedar Mill] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcef Council Creek] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrd72 Dobyville] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvd33 Double Horn] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrf01 Fairland] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrf01 Granite Shoals] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvh91 Hoover's Valley] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj16 Joppa] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hll10 Lake Victor] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm05 Mahomet] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/uem04 Mormon Mill Colony] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn01 Naruna] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hro06 Oakalla] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hro08 Oatmeal] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpax Pleasant Valley] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpav Prairie Point] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpaw Providence] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsde Sage] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvsex Shady Grove] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdf Shovel Mountain] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrs52 Smithwick] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdc South Gabriel ]| [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hls70 Spicewood] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdg Spring Creek] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvset Strickling] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvt88 Tobey] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrw07 Watson]
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|469233|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Burnet+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Burnet/ListBurnet.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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'''''Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982'''''&nbsp;by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society, Nortex Press, 1988.&nbsp; This book is still available for sale.&nbsp; For details on ordering the book, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Bhist.html Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books].
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*Surveyed cemetery listings, some with photos, shared by researchers with [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/#CemTranscr Burnet TXGenWeb - Cemetery Transcriptions.]
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Individual cemeteries
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160185 Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160190 Watson Cemetery] on US 183 between Lampasas and Liberty Hill
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105277 Hoovers Valley Cemetery, Burnet]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Stories, biographies, diary entries, letters, Bible pages, etc., shared by descendants of Burnet County pioneer families.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/stories.html Stories From Our Past]  
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*''Burnet County History, Vol I and II '', by Darrell Debo, Eakin Press, 1978.&nbsp; For details on ordering the books, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Bhist.html Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books].
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*Stories, biographies, diary entries, letters, Bible pages, etc., shared by descendants of Burnet County pioneer families.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/stories.html Stories From Our Past]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Burnet}}
  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp; <br>
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Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/NwsPapr1874.html Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880], indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.<br>
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp;  
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/NwsPapr1874.html Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880], indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.  
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#[http://sites.google.com/site/obitindex/ Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910]
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Tidbits.html Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman] newspaper, 1887 and 1888
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html ;] some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html ;] some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News2.html Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995]; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News2.html Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995]; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsList.html News Tidbits], from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsList.html News Tidbits], from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsVariousNews.html News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County]; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsVariousNews.html News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County]; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Tidbits.html Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman] newspaper, 1887 and 1888.
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TurnerVSLauraine.html Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine], Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TurnerVSLauraine.html Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine], Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.  
 
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==== Photographs<br> ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/photoalbum.html Photo Album] of Burnet County people, places, and things.&nbsp; Alphabetical.&nbsp; From Burnet TXGenWeb.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Probate.html Probate Records]  
 
Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Probate.html Probate Records]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Libraries.html#Burnet%20Library Herman Brown Free Library]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/BCGS.html Burnet County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/udc.html Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498], United Daughters of the Confederacy
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*[http://drt-burnet.com Daughters of the Republic of Texas]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Marble Falls Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County] TXGenWeb Site<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County] TXGenWeb Site<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193237&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 5, 1852
County Seat Burnet
Courthouse
Address Burnet County Courthouse
220 S Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611-3136
Phone: 512.756.5420
Burnet County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, burial, probate and land records from 1852
and court records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce
records[1]

History

The county is known as "the Versatile County".  (1940)  In 1981, the county was named Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas..

More history about the county can be found at:

Parent County

1852--Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from Bell, Travis, and Williamson Counties. County seat: Burnet [2]

The county was named for David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870). David G. Burnet, speculator, lawyer, and politician, was born on April 14, 1788, in Newark, New Jersey, the fourteenth child of Dr. William Burnet, and the third of his second wife, widow Gertrude Gouverneur Rutgers. David was orphaned at an early age and raised by his older half brothers.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bertram | Burnet | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | Spicewood | Shady Grove |

History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:

| Bertram | Bethel | Briggs | BurnetCedar Mill | Council Creek | Dobyville | Double Horn | Fairland | Granite Shoals | Hoover's Valley | Joppa | Lake Victor | Mahomet | Mormon Mill Colony | Naruna | Oakalla | Oatmeal | Pleasant Valley | Prairie Point | Providence | Sage | Shady Grove | Shovel Mountain | Smithwick | South Gabriel | Spicewood | Spring Creek | Strickling | Tobey | Watson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982 by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society, Nortex Press, 1988.  This book is still available for sale.  For details on ordering the book, see Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:


Church

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/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Burnet County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Links to information on Burnet County citizens who participated in military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam.  From Burnet County TXGenWeb:   The Military Influence in Burnet County

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Burnet County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Numbered items below from Burnet County TXGenWeb:

  1. Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913, newspaper events; alphabetical by surname. 
  2. Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880, indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.
  3. Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910
  4. Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman newspaper, 1887 and 1888
  5. Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper; some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.
  6. Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.
  7. News Tidbits, from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.
  8. News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.
  9. Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine, Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.

Photographs

Photo Album of Burnet County people, places, and things.  Alphabetical.  From Burnet TXGenWeb.

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name.  From Burnet TXGenWebProbate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burnet County, Texas. Page 660 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).