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Dear Ms. Goodman,
Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!
In your original post, you mentioned Burke and Wautaga Counties. Several sources indicate that Burke County had many of its early court records destroyed by an 1865 fire. Due to the small quantity of remaining estate and will records, it may be worthwhile to speak directly with someone familiar with their county’s genealogical records such as the North Carolina Room at the Morgantown Public Library (telephone: 828-764-9266). They have staff and volunteers who will respond to genealogical queries about county records.
For both Burke and Wautaga Counties, we suggest that you reach out and work directly with a staff member at the North Carolina State Archives especially since their website notes that only selected county materials are posted online. The NCSA staff should be able to indicate what else is available.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
[Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]