Burke County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Burke County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Burke County, Georgia|
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||February 5, 1777|
|Address|| Burke County Courthouse|
111 E 6th Street
PO Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Burke County Website
- 1 Burke County Georgia Courthouse
- 2 Burke County Georgia History
- 3 Burke County Georgia Places/Localities
- 4 Burke County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- 5 Burke County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Burke County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Burke County Georgia Genealogy References
Burke County Georgia Courthouse
Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage and probate records from 1856
Burke County Georgia History
1777--Burke County was created 5 February 1777 from St. George Parish. County seat: Waynesboro 
1825 and 1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Burke County Georgia Places/Localities
- Aiken County, South Carolina
- Allendale County, South Carolina
- Barnwell County, South Carolina
Burke County Georgia Genealogy Resources
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battle was fought in Burke County.
- Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
1798 Burke County Slaveholders, First and Second Districts Georgia Pioneers
- 1855-1871 - Burke County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1855-1871. Batch M712261 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1872-1876 - Burke County Marriage Book 3 Index 1872-1876. Batch M712262 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1877-1878 - Burke County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch M712263 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1877-1895 - Burke County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1877-1895. Batch M712265 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1878-1879 - Burke County Marriage Index 1878-1879. Batch M712264 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1889-1900 - Burke County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1889-1900. Batch M712266 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Burke County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Burke County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Burke County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Burke County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers
Burke County Georgia Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.