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 meeting room of the
Burke County Public Library in Morganton
unless otherwise noted in the program description.
ongoing effort to create informative, quality programming for our
library community, the
Ancestors In the Attic series of genealogy programs was created through the combined efforts of the
Burke County Genealogy Society and the Burke County Public Library, Inc.
for all individuals with an interest in family history. This workshop
series is free to the public but pre-registration is requested.
Contact the Morganton Public Library for more information.
Burke County Genealogical Society Quarterly Meeting
Monday, August 15th 2016 6:30 pm
in the Upstairs Courtroom of the Old Burke County Courthouse
Guest Speaker: Scott Black, Burke County GIS Manager
Scott Black, Burke County GIS Manager, (Geographic Information System), will discuss and demonstrate how to access and search land records that are available on the county's website.
He will also show us how to research older deeds that are in the courthouse and how to trace ownership back even further. Information found on land records can be very useful for those who are researching their family history. The Burke County Register of Deeds office has land records going back to 1865.
Scott Black grew up in Morganton, and has been the GIS Manager at Burke County since 2001. After graduating with a B.S in Geography from UNC-Charlotte in 1993, he started with Burke County as GIS Specialist. He earned the GIS Professional designation from the GIS Certification Institute in 2004, is a NC Certified Property Mapper, and a Senior Mapper with the NC Property Mappers Association.
Wi-Fi is available in the Courthouse and Mr. Black encourages participants to bring their own laptop computers to follow his presentation.
The Courthouse will open at 5:30 pm. The second floor court room is handicap accessible.
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 <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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