Genealogy

We are here to assist you with your genealogy research needs. While our staff are unable to do in depth genealogical research for you, the following organizations may be of assistance to you.

Burke County Library

204 South King Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-437-5638
Burke County Library Website

The North Carolina Room at the Burke County Public Library is a fully cataloged collection of published materials reflecting history, literature and life in Burke County and Western North Carolina. This collection includes photographs, historical documents, genealogies, postcards, maps, oral histories, and microfiche of local newspapers, in addition to a wide variety of books relating to the history of Burke County and Western North Carolina. Contact the North Carolina Room for research rates.

The staff of the North Carolina Room of the Morganton Public Library provides professional research help in response to written and telephone requests for genealogical research for Burke County and western North Carolina.

Please send written requests to:

Morganton Public Library
Attn: North Carolina Room
204 S King Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-764-9266

Burke County Genealogical Society

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

The Burke County Genealogical Society site contains numerous files with information about Burke County families. Also included on this site is information about historical sites, battles, wars, and general research.

Request Record By Mail

To purchase copies of non-certified records by mail, please send payment and the completed Genealogy Request Form (PDF) to:

Register of Deeds
 P.O. Box 936
Morganton, NC 28680

Fee

Please enclose a check or money order made payable to the "Burke County Register of Deeds" for $0.25 per copy requested. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.