Pulaski County, Indiana Genealogy

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Guide to Pulaski County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Winemac
Organized: February 7, 1835
Parent County(s): Cass, St. Joseph [1]
Neighboring Counties
Jasper  • Starke  • Marshall  • Fulton  • Cass  • White
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Pulaski County was named for Count Casimir Pulaski. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pulaski County Courthouse
112 E Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996-1344
Phone: 219-946-3313
County Website

Pulaski County Health Department
125 South Riverside Drive
Winamac, IN, 46996
Health Officer: Rex Allman, MD
Phone Number: 574-946-6080
Fax: 574-946-6654
Email: Thansen@localhealth.in.gov
Health Department

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records 1839.
County Recorder has birth and death records from 1882 and land records. [3]
Health Department has birth records and death records.Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Pulaski County, Indiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1839 1882 1839 1840 1839 1807
*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Pulaski County, Indiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.


Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Pulaski County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 561
1850 2,595 362.6%
1860 5,711 120.1%
1870 7,801 36.6%
1880 9,851 26.3%
1890 11,233 14.0%
1900 14,033 24.9%
1910 13,312 −5.1%
1920 12,385 −7.0%
1930 11,195 −9.6%
1940 12,056 7.7%
1950 12,493 3.6%
1960 12,837 2.8%
1970 12,534 −2.4%
1980 13,258 5.8%
1990 12,643 −4.6%
2000 13,755 8.8%
2010 13,402 −2.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Phelps

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the Pulaski County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Pulaski County. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. For more information about local histories, see Indiana Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Pulaski County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Putnam County.

Civil War Books:

Civil War Databases

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Pulaski County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Pulaski County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Pulaski County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Pulaski County Public Library
121 South Riverside Drive
Winamac, IN 46996
Phone: 574-946-3432

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Pulaski County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Societies.

Pulaski County Genealogical Society
RR #4, Box 121
Winamac, IN 46996
Email: pulaskigenie@yahoo.com

Pulaski County Historical Society
P.O. Box 135
400 S. Market St.
Winamac, IN 46996
Phone: 574-946-3552
Email: info@pulaskihistory.net

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Pulaski County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Pulaski County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Pulaski County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Indiana, accessed 01 January 2020.