Burnet County, Texas Genealogy
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Guide to Burnet County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Burnet County Courthouse
220 S Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611-3136
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
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
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
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 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.
- 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
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Burnet County, Texas Genealogy 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
Societies and Libraries
- Burnet County Genealogical Society
- Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- Burnet County TXGenWeb Site
- Family History Library 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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