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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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|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 ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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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'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.burnetcountytexas.org/ Burnet County Courthouse]<br> 220 S Pierce Street<br> Burnet, TX 78611-3136<br> Phone: 512.756.5420&nbsp;<br><br>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>  
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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>  
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'''County Clerk'''
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220 S. Pierce Street<br>Burnet 78611<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">512-756-5403</span><span id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" dir="ltr" data-numbertocall="+15127565403" data-numbertype="paid" data-isfreecall="false" data-isrtl="false" data-ismobile="false"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">512-756-5403</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
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'''District Clerk'''
  
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1701 East Polk, Ste. 90<br>Burnet, Texas 78611-2757<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">(512) 756-5450</span><span id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" dir="ltr" data-numbertocall="+15127565450" data-numbertype="paid" data-isfreecall="false" data-isrtl="false" data-ismobile="false"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span" /><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1852--'''Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]], [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]], and [[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Burnet <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1852--'''Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from [[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]], [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]], and [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|Williamson]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Burnet <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Burnet, Bertram|place|disp=Bertram}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Burnet, Burnet|place|disp=Burnet}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Burnet, Shady Grove|place|disp=Shady Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Burnet, Spicewood|place|disp=Spicewood}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}} [[Lampasas County, Texas Genealogy|Lampasas]] {{•}} [[Llano County, Texas Genealogy|Llano]] {{•}} [[San Saba County, Texas Genealogy|San Saba]] {{•}} [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] {{•}} [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|Williamson]]  
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
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*[[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]]  
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*[[Llano County, Texas|Llano]]  
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*[[San Saba County, Texas|San Saba]]  
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*[[Travis County, Texas|Travis]]  
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*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
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<center>{{TXBurnet County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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{| width="85%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2546 Findagrave.com ]
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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://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#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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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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].
 
*Surveyed cemetery listings, some with photos, shared by researchers with [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/#CemTranscr Burnet TXGenWeb - Cemetery Transcriptions.]
 
*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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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160185 Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160185 Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160190 Watson Cemetery] on US 183 between Lampasas and Liberty Hill  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160190 Watson Cemetery] on US 183 between Lampasas and Liberty Hill  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105277 Hoovers Valley Cemetery, Burnet]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105277 Hoovers Valley Cemetery, Burnet]
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 2487
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|1870= 3688
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|1880= 6855
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|1890= 10747
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|1900= 10528
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|1910= 10755
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|1920= 9499
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|1930= 10355
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|1940= 10771
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|1950= 10356
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|1960= 9265
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|1970= 11420
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|1980= 17803
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|1990= 22677
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|2000= 34147
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|2010= 42750
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''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].  
 
*''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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==== 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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[[Image:Txburnet.jpg|600px|Txburnet.jpg]]
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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  ====
  
Links to information on Burnet County citizens who participated in military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]: &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/WarPage.html The Military Influence in Burnet County]  
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*Links to information on Burnet County citizens who participated in military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam. From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/WarPage.html The Military Influence in Burnet County]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>  
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Burnet}}
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*Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>
  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp;  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp;  
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==== Photographs<br>  ====
 
==== Photographs<br>  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/photoalbum.html Photo Album] of Burnet County people, places, and things.&nbsp; Alphabetical.&nbsp; From Burnet TXGenWeb.  
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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  ====
  
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]  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1868 - 1892''' Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Probate.html Probate Records]
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]  FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]  (index only) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973 - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] - FamilySearch records collection'' 
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966 - 2010'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [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.  
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 1998''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch
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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [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)]]
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968 - 2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968 - 2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Burnet County Genealogical Society'''<br>100 E. Washington St.<br>Burnet 78811<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/BCGS.html Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Libraries.html#Burnet%20Library Herman Brown Free Library]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Libraries.html#Burnet%20Library Herman Brown Free Library]
  
*[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
*[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]
 
*[http://drt-burnet.com Daughters of the Republic of Texas]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Marble Falls Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Marble Falls Texas Family History Center]]
  
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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://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>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County] TXGenWeb Site<br>  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
[[Category:Burnet_County,_Texas]]
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Burnet County, Texas
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
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

Contents

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]

County Clerk

220 S. Pierce Street
Burnet 78611
Phone: 512-756-5403512-756-5403

District Clerk

1701 East Polk, Ste. 90
Burnet, Texas 78611-2757
Phone: (512) 756-5450

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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

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

Bell  • Blanco  • Lampasas  • Llano  • San Saba  • Travis  • Williamson


San Saba CountyLampasas CountyCoryell CountyBell CountyBurnet CountyLlano CountyWilliamson CountyGillespie CountyBlanco CountyTravis CountyTX Burnet.JPG

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

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18602,487
18703,68848.3%
18806,85585.9%
189010,74756.8%
190010,528−2.0%
191010,7552.2%
19209,499−11.7%
193010,3559.0%
194010,7714.0%
195010,356−3.9%
19609,265−10.5%
197011,42023.3%
198017,80355.9%
199022,67727.4%
200034,14750.6%
201042,75025.2%


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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

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

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Military

Newspapers

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

  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.

Online Probate 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.

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

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Burnet County Genealogical Society
100 E. Washington St.
Burnet 78811
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.


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).

 

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