Burke County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 661
Morganton, NC 28680-0661

 

MEMBERSHIP

RESEARCH

MEETINGS

LIB. HOURS

EXEC. BD.

PUBLICATIONS

30th ANNIVERSARY

TRIBUTE

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all who express an interest
in the genealogical and historic aspects of Burke County, NC

Dues 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.


RESEARCH

The 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


MEETINGS

Meetings 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.

In an 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.

All sessions will be held at the
Morganton Public Library

204 S. King St
Morganton, NC 28655 (828)437-5638 ext. 9266
unless otherwise noted on the Schedule of programs.

Sponsored By:
Burke County Public Library, Inc. and
The Burke County Genealogical Society.


The Burke County Genealogical Society
presentation of Ancestors in the Attic Workshop
on Saturday May 31, 2014 was a complete success.

 The presenters,
Kathy Gunter Sullivan and Robert C. Carpenter
provided a presentation far exceeding all expectations.

To them, we owe a sincere debt of gratitude.

 

 

 

QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE
 BURKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
AUGUST, 2014

The August Quarterly Meeting of the Society will be held in the Old Burke County Courthouse on Monday, 18 August 2014, at 6:30 p.m.   Our program, “Loyal to Whom?” will be presented by Anne Swann of McDowell County, author of  The Other Side of the River: The Struggle for the McDowell and Burke County Frontier.  She will  focus on the Loyalist sympathy that existed in Western North Carolina during the Revolution, and will briefly tie in some of the families from that time period who may or may not have been Loyalists.  Among these are:

Uriah “Ute” Sherrill and Catherine Sherrill Sevier

Thomas Young

The Captain James Logan family and son Robert Logan

 The Cathey family

The Thomas Burchfield family

Aaron Devinney

Benjamin and Robert L. Cochran

The Thomas Lytle family

After retiring from the McDowell County Health Department, Ms. Swann has pursued her passion in local history.  She has worked as a research assistant at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, site manager and member of the Board of the Carson House in Marion,  chair of McDowell Historic Preservation Commission, and as secretary of McDowell Historical Society.   She currently serves on the McDowell House Project Advisory Committee. 

 

 

 

QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE
 BURKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
NOVEMBER, 2014

The Society’s November Quarterly Meeting will be held on a different night than usual.  We will meet Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 6:30 pm, in the Morganton Community House.  We will be having a joint dinner meeting with the Burke County Historical Society.  Meal cost and other information is still being finalized and will be announced later.  There will be an option to attend without dining.  A reservation will be necessary with or without the meal.   Dottie Ervin and Ben Williams are helping co-ordinate this joint meeting.

The speaker will be Tennessee author, Ann Robbins Phillips, whose historical novel, Revenge and  Bad Blood, is based on her genealogical research. She will show us how to make our own family history come alive.

For more information about the author and her books, go to her web site.  For a map to the Morganton Community House, please go here.

 


LIBRARY DIRECTIONS

See official Burke Co. Public Library site

Burke County Public Library
204 South King Street
Morganton, NC 28680
Expert help can be obtained from Genealogical Librarian
Gale Benfield  <gbenfield@bcpls.org
V: (828)-764-9266
F: (828)-764-9289
 

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
Closed Sunday

ASK A LIBRARIAN a GENEALOGICAL OR HISTORICAL QUESTION


BCGS EXECUTIVE BOARD

The 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
bcgseditor@directus.net.
Others may write the Society at our address given above.
Burke County Genealogical Society


PUBLICATIONS

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.

Shipping & Handling Charges

$ 0 through $19

$3.50

$20 through $39

$5.00

$40 through $79

$6.00

$80 through $110

$7.00

$111 through $149

$10.00

$150 and over

8% of order

 

All orders must be PREPAID.

 


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,  $35.00 + S&H*


BURKE CO. DEEDS REGISTERED 1804-1813
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' (2nd printing)
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. II - VOL. III - VOL. IV EACH - $10.00 + S&H

INDEX of the 4-Vol. --First & Last names -- $5.00 + S&H

This is a series of tombstone inscriptions including
nearly 270 Burke County cemeteries and burial plots.

A list of cemeteries and the corresponding volume.


 DEATH 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)


 INDEX TO 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*


The following is a journal index prepared by Ray A. Yount, January, 2001
This is free for the downloading. TEXT version    RTF version

Some back issues of the
BURKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY JOURNALS
are available for sale in limited quantities. (See order form)
 

For your convenience, a mail-in order form is available to order all BCGS materials


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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.


Please Note:
The Burke County Genealogical Society, at P O Box 661, Morganton, NC 28680-0661
and
The Burke County Historical Society at PO Box 151 Morganton, NC 28680-0915
are two different organizations.


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