Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Pulaski County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 13, 1808
County Seat Hawkinsville
Pulaski County Court House Hawkinsville, Georgia.jpg
Address Pulaski County Courthouse
PO Box 29
Hawkinsville, GA 31036-0029
Phone: 912.783.4154 
Pulaski County Website

County Information

Pulaski County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

County Courthouse

Pulaski County Courthouse
PO Box 29
Hawkinsville, GA 31036-0029
Phone: 912.783.4154 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court record from 1850 and land records from 1810; Probate, Court has marriage and probate from 1810, birth records from 1935 and death records from 1920[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
350 Commerce Street
P.O. Box 60
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Phone: (478) 783-1911
Fax: (478) 892-3308

Probate Court of Pulaski County
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Phone: 478-783-2061


Parent County

1808--Pulaski County was created 13 December 1808 fromLaurens County. County seat: Hawkinsville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bleckley County  • Dodge County  • Dooly County  • Houston County  • Wilcox County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


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

The following web site may have additional information on Pulaski County cemeteries.


Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

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 Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

  • History of Pulaski County, Georgia: Official History. Atlanta, Ga.: Press of W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




War of 1812

Pulaski County was part of the first brigade of the fifth division of the Georgia Militia along with the counties of Twiggs, Wilkinson, and Laurens. 

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate), Company F
- 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- Fraser's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, and Virginia Speer Harris. 1957. History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956. (see V.1 page 124 - 154: to view a digital version go to FHL Catalog ) FHL Collection or WorldCat
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Pulaski County). 1958. Civil War pension roll, 1890-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 177756
World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Records


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
  • 1810 - 1856 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1810-1856. Batch M713531 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1856 - 1876 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1856-1876. Batch M713532 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1876 - 1894 - Pulaski County Marriage Books H and I Index 1876-1894. Batch M713533 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1894 - 1895 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M713534 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1894 - 1895 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M713535 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1894 - 1909 - Pulaski County Marriage Books J and K Index 1894-1909. Batch M392305 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Wiregrass Genealogical Society
45 25th Ave.
Eastman, GA 31023

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 2024
Warner Robins, GA 31099

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 50. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.