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|Burnet County, Texas|
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||February 5, 1852|
|Address|| Burnet County Courthouse|
220 S Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611-3136
Burnet County Website
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
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:
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.
Places / Localities
Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog
History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:
| Bertram | Bethel | Briggs | Burnet | Cedar 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
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
|Online Grave Transcripts||Published Grave Transcripts||County Cemetery Directories|
|Family History Library|
|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.
- Surveyed cemetery listings, some with photos, shared by researchers with Burnet TXGenWeb - Cemetery Transcriptions.
- Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs
- Watson Cemetery on US 183 between Lampasas and Liberty Hill
- Hoovers Valley Cemetery, Burnet
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.
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 are available for Burnet County, Texas. 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.
- Burnet County History, Vol I and II , by Darrell Debo, Eakin Press, 1978. For details on ordering the books, see Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books.
- Stories, biographies, diary entries, letters, Bible pages, etc., shared by descendants of Burnet County pioneer families. From Burnet TXGenWeb. Stories From Our Past
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- Texas Land Survey Maps for Burnet County, Texas (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- 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
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Burnet County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Numbered items below from Burnet County TXGenWeb:
- Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913, newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.
- Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880, indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.
- Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910
- Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman newspaper, 1887 and 1888
- Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper; some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.
- Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.
- News Tidbits, from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.
- News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.
- Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine, Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.
- Photo Album of Burnet County people, places, and things. Alphabetical. From Burnet TXGenWeb.
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 TXGenWeb. Probate Records
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.
Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 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 consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records
A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
Online Birth Indexes and Records
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935 (images and index) - FamilySearch
- Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997 (index only) - FamilySearch
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 - FamilySearch
Original Birth Records on Microfilm
Online Marriage Indexes and Records
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ~ FamilySearch records collection
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973 ~ FamilySearch record collection
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 ~ FamilySearch record collection
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
Online Death Indexes and Records
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
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
- 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.
Original Death Records on Microfilm
Societies and Libraries
- Herman Brown Free Library
- Burnet County Genealogical Society
- Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Family History Centers
|Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.|
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- Burnet County TXGenWeb Site
- FamilySearch Catalog
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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