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Burke, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Burke was chartered on February 26, 1782 by the Vermont Legislature. The first settlers arrived in 1792 and the town was organized in 1796. The town contains the villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow.  [1] [2] [3]  

Historical Data
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Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Past views of Burke, by the Burke Historical Society (1986) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Burke is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Burke Town Direcotry

Maps
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1875 map of Burke

1875 map of East Burke

1875 map of West Burke

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Burke. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Burial permits, 1905-1919, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Cemetery records, 1805-1879, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Burke Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Burke, Vermont, 1857-Oct. 2001; indexes, 1789-1989Town records, 1796-1857, and Land records, 1799-1915; with general index.

Town of Burke
212 School Street
West Burke, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3717
Email: Burke@BurkeVermont.org
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

East Burke Community Library
368 Vermont 114
PO Box 309
East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: (802) 626-9823
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/library-east-burke.php

West Burke Public Library
135 Main Street
PO Box 243
West Burke, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3328
Website: http://www.burkevermont.org/library-west-burke.php

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

References
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Adjacent towns: