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part of a larger project called USGenWeb Project.
Coordinator for this page is JoAnn Myers





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Please note:  I cannot perform research for individuals needing family information from Burnet County.  
I can, however, put you in contact with the Burnet County Genealogical Society
who has volunteers to do lookups from information housed in the 
county's repository for genealogical materials, the Herman Brown Free Library.
You can also contact the Society directly to ask for information at the following address:

This is a
Genealogy Web Site for and about Burnet County, Texas

Here are other Burnet links NOT related to Genealogy

Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum
Burnet County Historical Commission
Burnet County Government 
Chamber of Commerce

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*** Information about Burnet County ***

History in Burnet County

Beginnings in Burnet County

Life and Living in Burnet County

Military - Click on this link to go to information about the categories described below:
                   added Larry Wayland McCoy and Thompson brothers to WWII Participants page

 added Memorial to Patrick Michael Goble on Vietnam Page

Updated info for William Riley Thompson on Civil War Sketches

  • Military Grave Markers - Links to organizations that may be able to help you identify symbols on military graves

  • Ft. Croghan - established by the United States government in the first quarter of 1849 to protect white settlements from hostile Indians, and abandoned by December 1853.

  • Indian Raids -  articles about the Indian War in Burnet County

  • Civil War - Sketches of Civil War Vets; Veterans buried in Burnet County; Confederate Pensioners List (with links to pension transcripts); Indigent List; 1890 Veterans Schedule, and other Civil War Links.  

  • Spanish American War - Participants from Burnet County and links to sites with information about this war

  • World War I   - List of participants, Veterans buried in the County, news articles, and links to WWI sites. 

  • World War II - List of participants and casualties from Burnet County. Links to WWII casualty and many other databases. Please share your WWII info for inclusion in this section. 

  • Korean War - Casualty List for county and research links.

  • Vietnam War - Casualty List for county and research links.

  • Gulf War - Afghanistan and Iraq Casualties

Endings in Burnet County

Note:  To request a copy of an obituary from this list, please contact the society at

Research Links for Burnet and other Counties

  • Addresses - This site is filled with information on public records for all counties. It lists sheriff's offices, county clerks offices etc. Some counties, like Burnet, have their property database on line and it is fully searchable. You can find most of the addresses you're looking for in your research.

  • Archives Archived files for Burnet County.  The Texas Archives are a special project of the USGenWeb and consist of information contributed by researchers and maintained separately from TXGenWeb sites.  Some of this information has been copied from Rootsweb and Ancestry Message boards.

  • Burnet County Email List! -- Send message to: txburnet-l-request@rootsweb.com - In the body of the message type "subscribe" without the quotes. Turn off any signature files you might use. This is a low-volume list for persons interested in Burnet County genealogy. There is a Digest version of the list available. If you'd prefer to subscribe to the Digest, send the above message to: <txburnet-d-request@rootsweb.com>. To see archived messages, go to Message Archives.

  • Message Board - Post your queries or family data here on the Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards. These postings are automatically "gatewayed", or sent to the Burnet County e-mail list.

  • Burnet County Links Page - links to sites which may have interest to Burnet County researchers. Many are the personal genealogy of persons who have ancestors in Burnet County. If you have a genealogy page on the internet with ties to Burnet County and would like to have it linked here, please e-mail me at


  • Microfilm -

    • ...at the Burnet Library - old county newspapers, census records, and Texas death records

    • ...at Baylor University - birth, death, probate, deeds, tax records -- all available through interlibrary loan

  • Newspaper Indexes

    • Burnet Bulletin - 1874, 1876, 1878 - an index of microfilmed newspapers, various months for the mentioned years, arranged by date and then surname. Ongoing project.

    • Burnet Bulletin - 1898 through 1913 - an index of microfilmed Burnet Bulletin issues for mentioned years. The list is organized alphabetically by name, with columns showing type of event and date of newspaper issue in which the name is mentioned.

    • Highlander - an index of historical articles about Burnet County or citizens of Burnet County that appeared in The Highlander Newspaper during the 1970s. Some Llano County articles.

    • River Cities Tribune - an index of family history articles published in 2002-2003.

    • Obituary Index from microfilmed newspapers

    • Others - - an index of newspaper items found in the Vertical Files of the Herman Brown Free Library, and other sources. Organized alphabetically by name, title of newspaper and date. Oct 2000.

Resources for the Texas Researcher - links that all focus on information about Texas Research. Includes cemeteries, history, addresses, much more.

National Level Resources

Genealogy Searches on the Internet

Humor and Reflections

Useful Information for your Genealogy Quest

  • 19th Century Naming Patterns

  • Calendar of American Wars and Campaigns

  • Court Records - definitions, descriptions, and how to use in your research

  • Currency Inflation Calculator

  • Currency Conversion (Yahoo Page)

  • Dawes Enrollment Info - Native American Research information

  • Deciphering Old Handwriting - help in reading those old, handwritten documents

  • And more More good info...

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TXGenWeb County Page of the Month Award

Burnet County won this award in January 2000, November 2004, and March 2007.  After three awards, this page was awarded the TXGenWeb Project Hall of Fame and is no longer eligible for the County of the Month Award. 

Thanks to all who contributed material, helped transcribe, and who recommended the site for the award.  I couldn't have done it without you!


Burnet County Message Board


One board for queries, obituaries, biographies, and more.

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