Burke County, Georgia Records
Burke County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 5, 1777 as one of seven original parishes. Originally organized as St George Parish. Burke County lost land to Screven County (1793), Jefferson County (1796), and Jenkins County (1905), added area to Richmond County (1841).. Burke County was named in honor of Edmund Burke (1729 - 97), British political philosopher and Member of Parliament who was sympathetic to the cause of US independence.
Burke County is bordered by Richmond County (north), Aiken County, South Carolina (northeast), Barnwell County, South Carolina (east-northeast), Allendale County, South Carolina (east), Screven County, Jenkins County (south), Emanuel County (southwest), Jefferson County (west)
A Map of Burke County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Burke County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Burke County, GA Courthouse
The Burke County Courthouse is located in Waynesboro, Georgia.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Burke county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
- Burke County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1843 and Court Records from 1856. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
- Burke County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1855 and Probate Records from 1856.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
- Burke County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Burke County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.
Burke County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Reconstructed 1790 Census of Georgia, Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Burke County, Georgia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Burke County, Georgia Resources
- Burke County Archives Building
- Burke County Genealogical Society, 403 Old Herndon Road , PO Box 1522 ; Waynesboro , GA 30830-2522 ; 706-554-2138
- Burke CountyHistorical Society, 536 S Liberty St ; Waynesboro , GA 30830-1557 ; Robert Hammond; (706) 554-4889.
- Burke County Museum
- Burke County, Georgia Message Boards
Burke County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Burke County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Burke Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Burke County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 - 1997)
- Burke County, GA History
- Burke Co. GAGenweb
- Burke County Historical Chronology
- Burke County, Georgia Ancestry Database Collections
- Historical Maps of Burke County
- Burke County, Georgia Military Records