Burke County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 661
Morganton, NC 28680-0661
open to all who express an interest
in the genealogical and historic aspects of Burke County, NC
are as follows:
- Individual membership: $20.00;
- Family membership: $25.00;
- Contributing Membership: $30.00.
All extra contributing membership money goes to purchase books or microfilm for the North Carolina Room in the Morganton Branch of the Burke Library. One Journal per family address is sent but husband and wife each have voting rights.
Membership dues are on a calendar year basis from January 1 to December 31. New mid-year memberships will receive all the journals for that calendar year. Those who join after October 1, should indicate if they wish their membership to begin with the coming year or if they wish to receive all the present year's journals.
An application brochure may be obtained from the Society's address
or you may fill in the membership FORM.
New members should include the Burke County surnames they are
researching. The Society publishes a membership list annually,
including the surnames being researched and contact information.
Journals are published on a quarterly basis. Material for publication is solicited from the membership for consideration for publication in the Journal. Queries are free to members.
Society does not have researchers, but limited research is done,
for a small fee, by the Curator of the NC Room.
They may be contacted at
Burke County Public Library, 204 South King St., Morganton, NC 28655
Visit them on their web site
are quarterly at 6:30 pm the third Mondays
of February, May, August and November in the upstairs court room of the
Old Burke County Courthouse in Morganton
unless otherwise noted in the program description.
Burke County Genealogical Society Quarterly Meeting
Monday, February 20th 2017 6:30 pm
the Downstairs Meeting Room of the
Morganton Public Library
204 S. King Street, Morganton, NC
One of our goals is to encourage members to become more involved, to contribute, and to help one another as we share the common interest of genealogy work. This meeting will be a chance for members to share research experiences, successes/failures, interesting finds, helpful tips, ask questions, and learn more about our common efforts to research family history. Come prepared to share or just listen. The NC Room Curator will also talk about new resources available in the library. If you wish to participate as a speaker in the Show & Tell, please register by calling Laurie Johnston (828) 764-9266.This meeting is free & open to the public. Refreshments will be served.The Downstairs Meeting Room @ the library is handicap accessible.Call (828) 764-9266 for more information or directions.
See the Burke Co. Public Library North Carolina Room site
Burke County Public Library
204 South King Street
Morganton, NC 28680
Expert help can be obtained from Genealogical Librarian
Laurie Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From Interstate-40 take Exit 103; go North on Burkemont Ave. 1 1/2 miles until it dead-ends into West Union Street.
Turn right and go two more traffic lights (1/2 mile) to intersection of Meeting and King Streets.
Turn right and the library will be on the right, at the corner of S. King and W. Concord Streets.
LIBRARY HOURS-NC ROOM
Monday & Wednesday
9 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday - 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday - 9 AM - 5 PM
ASK A LIBRARIAN a GENEALOGICAL OR HISTORICAL QUESTION
BCGS EXECUTIVE BOARD
Executive Board meets monthly. If anyone has questions about
the Genealogical Society and would like answers by e-mail,
please e-mail our journal editor at email@example.com.
Others may write the Society at our address given above.
Burke County Genealogical Society
These books are available in the North
Carolina Room of the Burke County Library or by mail from the
Burke County Genealogical Society (PO Box 661, Morganton, NC 28680-0661).
NC residents, please add 6.75% tax.
All orders must be PREPAID.
Tax Lists and Related Documents: Old
County, North Carolina 1760-1839 & 1864
by Betsy Dodd Pittman & Margaret Collins Richards
The book is a set of 3 volumes. They are hard bound, about 8½ x
11 x 1, and total 848 pages.
Cost for Non NC residents is $95.00 + $7.00 shipping & handling or $102.00 total.
Cost for NC residents is $95.00 + $7.00 shipping & handling & $6.41 NC tax for a $108.41 total.
Make checks payable to Burke County Genealogical Society. Pre-orders are being taken.
HERITAGE OF BURKE COUNTY, NC - Vol II
Hard Cover, 582 pages, $50.00 + $6.00 S&H
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS OF WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA - Vol III
by Emmett R. White, Sr.
Hard Cover, $25.00 + $5.00 S&H
BURKE: HISTORY OF A NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY
by Dr. Eddward W. Phifer, Jr.
Hard Cover, $29.98 + $5.00 S&H
BURKE CO. 1810 FEDERAL CENSUS
Soft cover, stapled and taped, $12.00 + S&H*
BURKE CO. 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS -
includes Mortality Schedule.
Soft cover, stapled and taped, 279 pp, $30.00 + S&H*
BURKE CO. 1900 FEDERAL CENSUS -
includes Mortality Schedule.
Soft cover, stapled and taped, 331 pp, $30.00 + S&H*
BURKE CO. DEEDS REGISTERED
Compiled by Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG.
Abstracted from the minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.
Softcover, stapled and taped,85 pp. $12.00 + S&H*
BURKE CO. DEED BOOK 'A'
Abstracted by Joseph S. Momier, Jr. Soft-cover, stapled, 78 pp with full-name index.
Covers the period 1866-1869 when many Burke deeds were being re-entered due to the loss of earlier books.
$12.00 + S&H*
CEMETERIES OF BURKE COUNTY
VOL. I - VOL. III - VOL. IV EACH - $10.00 + S&H
VOL. II - EACH - $25.00 + S&H
(Vol. II was reprinted. Due to the expense involved, we must charge $25 for this volume. Sorry!)
INDEX of the 4-Vol. --First & Last names -- $5.00 + S&H
This is a series of tombstone
nearly 270 Burke County cemeteries and burial plots.
A list of cemeteries and the corresponding volume.
CERTIFICATES OF BURKE COUNTY
VOL. I (1911-19) & VOL II (1919-24) Combined
This volume lists the information from death certificates in years noted.
Soft cover, stapled and tape binding $30.00 + S&H*
INDEX TO BURKE
COUNTY JOURNAL- VOL. I-XVI (1982-1998)
Free digital index courtesy of Ray A. Yount
(Digital copy offered elsewhere on this poge, courtesy of Ray A. Yount)
MARRIAGE REGISTERS - 1867-1908 (2nd printing) Burke Co., NC
Contains listings from five volumes of Black and White marriages during the time period.
Separate listings for bride & groom; some marriages are listed for which there are no extant certificates,
Soft-cover, stapled and taped, 218 pp. $24.00 + S&H*
TREASURY BOOK OF
J.L. LAXTON, BURKE CO., 1875-1878
A record of the Burke County financial transactions for the years 1875-1878.
The genealogical value of this record lies in the disbursements from the
general funds and poor fund. Local names, especially the indigent who
received county funds appear in this book. This is important as they often fail to appear elsewhere.
Soft cover, saddle stitched, 58 pp. $10.00 + S&H*
Alphabetized Table of Contents
BCGS Journal 1983-2014
By Margaret C. Richards
Topical Index to the
Journal of the BCGS
Volumes I to XVI (1983-1998)
<TEXT version> <PDF version>
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY JOURNALS
Available for sale in limited quantities. (See order form)
For your convenience, a mail-in order form is available to order all BCGS materials
HELP SUPPORT THE BCGS - The Society
derives a large portion of its operating
budget from the sale of publications. Your purchase of a Society
publication helps fund further transcriptions and enhanced
knowledge of the history and genealogy of Burke Co.
The Burke County Genealogical Society, at P O Box 661, Morganton, NC 28680-0661
The Burke County Historical Society at PO Box 151 Morganton, NC 28680-0915
are two different organizations.
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