Burke County, Georgia Genealogy

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Burke County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1777--Burke County was created 5 February 1777 from St. George Parish.  County seat: Waynesboro [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1825 and 1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

  • Burke County, Georgia Wills Index at GAGenWeb - free.

Taxation

Vital Records

Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Burke County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).