The "New" Burkett Family Web Site

"By and For the Descendants of Henry Burkett, Sr. & Mary 'Polly' Epley Burkett"

Site Updates


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                Jan, 2016 

Burkett Family Cousins

         Click here to visit: The Burkett Family Web Site

We hope all of you are finding the year 2016 fruitful and prosperous! 

We have now identified over 16,300 descendants and spouses, about  700 more than reported last May.    

A report on the email verification test run to check the email addresses of Burkett family members receiving notices about the web site.  Messages were sent to 139 addresses throughout the US plus Australia, Ireland and Switzerland.  9 addresses were determined to be no longer valid.   77 persons replied and confirmed their addresses.  Altogether the replies accounted for 62% of the addresses checked.  Not to bad - but one wonders about the 38% for whom we received no response.  If you did not verify your address earlier, please do so now by simply hitting the "reply" and "send" button on your email system

One New Feature Added in June

One new features added since our last message in May, It was added in June so in a way it is not really new.  That feature is entitles "The Henry Burkett Family of Tennessee".  This is a collection of photos compiled by Oliver Webb.  This feature mimics the FlipAlbum  CD prepared by Oliver some time ago.   Many photos are available here.

Additional Information:  

Much of last year was spent collecting additional information on the family.  One source was found that allowed us determine and add thousands of bits of information to our site.  This information included spouses surnames, spouses parent's names including spouses mother's maiden name.  The names of towns where individuals were born were found along with much, much more.

 + Family Group Records

Each and every single family group record has was rebuilt as of Jan 2, 2016.  These new family group records show the items described above.  While some new individuals and some new families have been added, it may be difficult to note the differences unless are particularly familiar with the family.

Other updates

Nearly every other page on the web site continues to  be updated with some new information.  You will need to check out these pages to see what the additions have been.  The Links index shows the latest dates each section has been modified or revised.  You are also highly encouraged to visit the Family News page regularly as it is modified often and may contain information of particular interest.  

We can always use your help.  Your eyes and ears can help us keep our site up to date.   Please, if you are aware of any significant event regarding other family members, let us know.

Family Reunions:  

We have typically have two Family Reunions scheduled for each summer; the Burkett Family Reunion in Alabama in June and the Murray Family Reunion in Texas in July.  This is the information about these reunions that we know about at this time.

BURKETT family Reunion
June 2016
Huntsville, Alabama 
No additional information at this time
Debbie Howard for more info, details and updates

Murray Family Reunion
July 7-9, 2016
Country Inn and Cottages
Fredericksburg, Texas

Contact Jerry Murray for more info & details.

Planners of reunions for other branches of the Burkett Family should let us know the dates and locations of their reunion soon so we can post the information on this site.

Please share information about our site with your  Burkett descendant relatives (children, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and etc.).  They may want to visit the site and help keep the site up to date.

Bill Huckaby, Manager 
Burkett Family Web Site 
(New 1/30/16)

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