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'''Pulaski County, Kentucky genealogy''' and family history research page. Guide to Pulaski County (established 1799) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Pulaski County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
For help in knowing which record type will answer your research question see the [[Kentucky Record Finder|Kentucky Record Finder.]]
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[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Online Resources Summary Chart|Pulaski County, Kentucky Online Genealogical Records Summary Chart]]  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= December 10, 1798
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|county seat= Somerset
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|parent county= [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]
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|county2= [[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]
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|county5= [[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]
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|county6= [[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]
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|county7= [[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]</br><center>[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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The County was named for Kazimierz Pułaski. The County has Somerset as its seat and the County was created 1798. The County is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pułaski County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
| county = Pulaski County
 
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| state = Kentucky
 
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| founded year = 1798
 
| founded date = December 10
 
| seat wl = Somerset
 
| building image = Pulaski County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Courthouse<br>Main Street<br>Somerset, KY 42502<br><br>Despite the new court buildings located across the street, the county clerks office is still found in the "old" courthouse shown above that was built in 1975.
 
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=== Pulaski County Kentucky Quick Facts Table  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Pulaski}}
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'''Pulaski County Courthouse'''<br>100 N. Main Street, #208<br>Somerset, KY 42502<br>Phone: 606-679-3652<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>[http://pcgovt.com/ Pulaski County Website]
  
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=== Pulaski County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Pulaski}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Births|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Deaths|Death]]*'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1799
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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== Pulaski County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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[http://www.pcgovt.com/ Pulaski County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 724<br>Somerset, KY 42501-0724<br>Phone: 606.679.2042&nbsp;
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Pulaski}}
Clerk of the Circuit Court<br>100 N Main St #302<br>PO Box 664<br>Somerset, KY 42502<br>''Estate packets, divorce, orders (debt, slander, stealing, assault, and battery; occasional probate and land certificate orders)''
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County Clerk<br> 100 N Main St<br>Somerset, KY 42502<br>''Marriage, probate, land records from 1799''.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*'''1798'''--Pulaski County was created 10 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]] and [[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]] Counties.<br>
[https://www.google.com/search?q=Historic+ky+Courthouse+Images&espv=2&biw=1164&bih=817&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7qKaUk9fKAhWFLmMKHfZHC6MQsAQIGw Historic Courthouse Images</span>]
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*'''County seat:''' Somerset<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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== Pulaski County Kentucky History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1798'''--Pulaski County was created 10 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]] and [[Green County, Kentucky Genealogy|Green]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Somerset <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
 
[http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/general_pulaski.htm Formation of Pulaski county]
 
 
 
1817 - an act was passed "to alter division line between Wayne and Pulaski Counties" throwing a small part of Wayne into Pulaski and a small part of Pulaski in Wayne.<br>  
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
*For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) on MapofUS (Free). '''Tip: scroll down for the animated section.'''
 
  
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*[http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/general_pulaski.htm Formation of Pulaski county]
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*1817 - an act was passed "to alter division line between Wayne and Pulaski Counties" throwing a small part of Wayne into Pulaski and a small part of Pulaski in Wayne.
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*For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) on MapofUS (Free). ''(Scroll down for the animated section.)''
 
*John H Long, editor, ''Kentucky Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (New York, New York&nbsp;: Charles Scribner's Sons, c1995). See WorldCat.
 
*John H Long, editor, ''Kentucky Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (New York, New York&nbsp;: Charles Scribner's Sons, c1995). See WorldCat.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
'''1838, 1871--'''A disaster destroyed some records.
 
 
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==== Timeline&nbsp;  ====
 
 
*1800, May - "First landing, for loading and unloading merchandise shipped by flatboats on the Cumberland River, was the James Montgomery landing."<ref>Lyman Allen, transcriber,"Pulaski County Fact Book II, Chapter 5 Trade" Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. Date ca 2012. Page 9.</ref>
 
*1802 - Road from Somerset (Pulaski County) to Danville (Lincoln County) started.
 
*1812 - By 1812 Goose Creek Salt Works was in existence, along with a road from Somerset to it that passed over a bridge at Flat Lick.<ref>Pulaski County, Kentucky. Circuit Court Order Book, 1810-1815, p. 267. FHL US/CAN Film 800,722 item 2.</ref>
 
*1818 - Road from Somerset to the Mount Vernon viewed. (Intersecting a road named Tall Works, in direction of Henry James mill, and passing by Hughes mill.)<ref>Pulaski county, Kentucky. County Court Order Book 3. Page 171.FHL US/CAN Film 804,647.</ref>
 
*1844, March 2 - River port town of Waitsboro was incorporated.
 
 
== Pulaski County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
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| Acorn
 
| Dahl
 
| Kingbee
 
| Sandy Gap
 
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| Albia
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Pulaski%2C+Delmer|subject|disp=Delmer}}
 
| Mangum
 
| Sardis
 
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| Alcalde
 
| Dorena
 
| Mark
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Pulaski%2C+Science+Hill|subject|disp=Science Hill}}
 
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| Alpine
 
| Drum
 
| Meece
 
| Shafter
 
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| Ano
 
| Dykes
 
| Mount Victory
 
| Shepola
 
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| Ansel
 
| Elihu
 
| Mount Zion
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopville,_Kentucky Shopville]
 
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| Bandy
 
| Elrod
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy,_Kentucky Nancy] [aka Logans Crossroads]
 
| Sinking Valley
 
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| Barnesburg
 
| Estesburg
 
| Naomi
 
| Sloans Valley
 
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| Bee Lick
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etna,_Kentucky Etna]
 
| Norfleet
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Pulaski%2C+Somerset|subject|disp=Somerset}}
 
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| Bent
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eubank,_Kentucky Eubank]
 
| Northfield
 
| Squib
 
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| Blue John
 
| Faubush
 
| Norwood
 
| Stab
 
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| Bobtown
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson,_Kentucky Ferguson]
 
| Oak Hill
 
| Sugar Hill
 
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| Bourbon
 
| Floyd
 
| Oil Center
 
| Tateville
 
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| Bronston
 
| Goochtown
 
| Omega
 
| Trimble
 
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| Burnetta
 
| Goodwater
 
| Piney Grove
 
| Ula
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnside,_Kentucky Burnside]&nbsp;(formerly Point Isabel)
 
| Grundy
 
| Plato
 
| Valley Oak
 
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| Cedar Grove
 
| Hail
 
| Pointer
 
| Vanhook
 
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| Clarence
 
| Hargis
 
| Poplarville
 
| Walnut Grove
 
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| Coin
 
| Hislope
 
| Pulaski
 
| Welborn
 
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| Colo
 
| Hogue
 
| Quinton
 
| Whetstone
 
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| Conrard
 
| Ingle
 
| Ringgold
 
| Woodstock
 
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| Dabney
 
| Keno
 
| Ruth
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pulaski County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Kentucky, accessed 10 September 2018.</ref>       
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnside,_Kentucky Burnside] (formerly Point Isabel)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eubank,_Kentucky Eubank]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson,_Kentucky Ferguson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Hill,_Kentucky Science Hill]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset,_Kentucky Somerset] (county seat)</div>
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* Acorn
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* Albia
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcalde,_Kentucky Alcalde]
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* Alpine
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* Ano
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* Ansel
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* Bandy
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* Barnesburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Lick,_Kentucky Bee Lick]
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* Bent
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_John,_Kentucky Blue John]
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* Bobtown
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* Bourbon
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronston,_Kentucky Bronston]
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* Burnetta
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* Cedar Grove
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* Clarence
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin,_Kentucky Coin]
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* Colo
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* Conrard
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabney,_Kentucky Dabney]
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* Dahl
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delmer,_Kentucky Delmer]
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* Dorena
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* Drum
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* Dykes
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* Elihu
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* Elrod</div>
  
*[[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]  
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy|Laurel]]  
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* Estesburg
*[[Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etna,_Kentucky Etna]
*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary]]  
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* Faubush
*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rockcastle]]  
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* Floyd
*[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Russell]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochtown,_Kentucky Goochtown]
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne]]
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* Goodwater
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* Grundy
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* Hail
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* Hargis
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* Haynes Knob
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* Hislope
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* Hogue
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* Ingle
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* Keno
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* Kingbee
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* Mangum
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* Mark
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* May
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* Meece
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* Mount Victory
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* Mount Zion
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy,_Kentucky Nancy] (aka Logans Crossroads)
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* Naomi
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfleet,_Kentucky Norfleet]
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* Northfield
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood,_Pulaski_County,_Kentucky Norwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Hill,_Kentucky Oak Hill]
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* Oil Center</div>
  
== Pulaski County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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* Omega
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* Piney Grove
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* Plato
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointer,_Kentucky Pointer]
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* Poplarville
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* Pulaski
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* Quinton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringgold,_Kentucky Ringgold]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth,_Pulaski_County,_Kentucky Ruth]
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* Sandy Gap
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* Sardis
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* Shafter
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* Shepola
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopville,_Kentucky Shopville]
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* Sinking Valley
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* Sloans Valley
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squib,_Kentucky Squib]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stab,_Kentucky Stab]
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* Sugar Hill
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tateville,_Kentucky Tateville]
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* Trimble
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* Ula
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* Valley Oak
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* Vanhook
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* Walnut Grove
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* Welborn
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* Whetstone
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* Woodstock</div>
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[[Image:Kypulaski.png|thumb|right|250px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Pulaski}}
  
For help in determining which resource type (or record type) will help you solve your problem see the wiki article [[A Guide to Research#Choose_a_Record_Type|Selecting Record Types]]<br>  
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*1800, May - "First landing, for loading and unloading merchandise shipped by flatboats on the Cumberland River, was the James Montgomery landing."<ref>Lyman Allen, transcriber,"Pulaski County Fact Book II, Chapter 5 Trade" Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. Date ca 2012. Page 9.</ref>
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*1802 - Road from Somerset (Pulaski County) to Danville (Lincoln County) started.
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*1812 - By 1812 Goose Creek Salt Works was in existence, along with a road from Somerset to it that passed over a bridge at Flat Lick.<ref>Pulaski County, Kentucky. Circuit Court Order Book, 1810-1815, p. 267. FHL US/CAN Film 800,722 item 2.</ref>
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*1818 - Road from Somerset to the Mount Vernon viewed. (Intersecting a road named Tall Works, in direction of Henry James mill, and passing by Hughes mill.)<ref>Pulaski county, Kentucky. County Court Order Book 3. Page 171.FHL US/CAN Film 804,647.</ref>
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*1844, March 2 - River port town of Waitsboro was incorporated.
  
=== African American  ===
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Pulaski}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg5.html#Pulaski Kentucky Bible Archives - Pulaski] USGenWeb
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*'''Beatty''' "The Beaty Bible of Pulaski co., KY," Kentucky Ancestors Vol 4, No. 4 (April 1969)
 
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*'''Hubble '''[http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/smyth/bibles/h1400001.txt David Hubble Bible Record]
Pulaski county specific resources:
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*'''Gastineau '''Bible Record for the Sowder, Sutton and Gastineau Famlies, 1802-1914. Available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.
 
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/wills.html "Slaves in Wills and Estates"] Lists all slaves mentioned in Will Book I, 1801-1818. And has selected listing after 1818. Abstracted by Valerie J. Davis, ''(former coordinator for the Pulaski County KYGenWeb site, and creator of the Pulaski County African American Project).''  
 
*Dale Cordner, [http://www.kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/trans.html "Slaves in Court Records: Emancipations/Transfers Found in Deeds,"] Originally part of the Pulaski County African American Project, now at Pulaski County, Kentucky USGenWeb. This a marvelous resource, however it should be noted that it is a ''collection'' of abstracts, rather a compilation of all the emancipations to be found in the Pulaski county deed books.  
 
*Valerie Davis, "[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1820/1820index.html 1820 Population &amp; Slave Schedule]" (Highlights families that had slaves)<br>
 
*At the end of the 1852 Pulaski county, Kentucky Tax List is a list of all free African Americans and their ages. This list includes the childrens name&nbsp;and their ages.
 
*[1852-1859] [http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/births/birthslaves.htm "Slave Births"] Pulaski county, Kentucky GenWeb.
 
*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/1866Tax.html "Taxpayers, 1866: The First Segregated Tax List"], by Valerie J. Davis. Note that '''free''' African Americans do show up in the tax lists prior to 1866.&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1840/1840slave.html "1840 Census, Slave Schedule"], plus links to digital image of pages containing "Free Colored Persons"; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1850/1850slave.html "1850 Slave Schedule"]; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1850/1850slave.html "1860 Slave Schedule"], abstracts by Valerie J. Davis.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1870/1870index.html "1870 Census and Mortality Schedule, Those Households Containing Persons of Color"], abstract by Valerie J.&nbsp;Davis, with an attempt to match the mortality schedule to the census households.
 
*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/book2.html "County Clerk's Book of Black Marriages, Vol 2 (1883-1895)"] transcription by Valerie J. Davis.
 
*African Am./Marriages, 1919-20 (sel.). See Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter May 1998.
 
*There is a picture of the Somerset Negro School in the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, 1934-1942. See Kentuckiana Digital Library.
 
*In 2008, Wanda Harper, a Pulaski County Historical Society staff member, was collecting material on the African American families of Pulaski county.<ref>Pulaski County Historical Newsletter, ca 2008, no volume number given.</ref>
 
  
=== Bible Records ===
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg5.html#Pulaski Kentucky Bible Archives - Pulaski] USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
*'''Beatty''' "The Beaty Bible of Pulaski co., KY," Kentucky Ancestors Vol 4, No. 4 (April 1969). <br>
 
*'''Hubble '''[http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/smyth/bibles/h1400001.txt David Hubble Bible Record].
 
*'''Gastineau '''Bible Record for the Sowder, Sutton and Gastineau Famlies, 1802-1914. Available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.
 
  
=== Business Records  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*Girdler Brothers. Girdler Brother Ledger, 1898-1900. See WorldCat.<br>
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*Girdler Brothers. Girdler Brother Ledger, 1898-1900. See WorldCat.
*Pulaski County (Ky) County Clerk. Account Ledger Books of Mercantile Establishments, 1849-1897. Available at Kentucky State Archives.<br>
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*Pulaski County (Ky) County Clerk. Account Ledger Books of Mercantile Establishments, 1849-1897. Available at Kentucky State Archives.
*Pulaski County (Ky), County Clerk. General Ledger No 1. (Somerset Deposit Bank), 1866-1869. Available at Kentucky State Archives.  
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*Pulaski County (Ky), County Clerk. General Ledger No 1. (Somerset Deposit Bank), 1866-1869. Available at Kentucky State Archives.
 
*Wilson, John Truesdell. ''History of Banking in Pulaski County, 1818-1970. ''Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: First and Farmers National Bank, 1970. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 332.1 W749.
 
*Wilson, John Truesdell. ''History of Banking in Pulaski County, 1818-1970. ''Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: First and Farmers National Bank, 1970. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 332.1 W749.
  
=== Cemeteries<br>  ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
 
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Pulaski}}
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Pulaski}}
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/cemetery/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/cemetery/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/pulaski.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/pulaski.html Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=100 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=100 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
 
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*{{FHL|432827|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|432827|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pulaski+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pulaski+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1088 Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Pulaski&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Pulaski-County?id=county_1088 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Pulaski-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Pulaski-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Pulaski.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Pulaski.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
 
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4255&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=116&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pulaski County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4255&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=116&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pulaski County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/ Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KYGenWeb] has list of Pulaski County cemeteries with some linked to data.
 
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*The [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society ]has several published volumes on the cemeteries in Pulaski county, Kentucky. These can be purchased through the society.
*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/ Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KYGenWeb] has list of Pulaski County cemeteries with some linked to data.  
 
 
 
*The [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society ]has several published volumes on the cemeteries in Pulaski county, Kentucky. These can be purchased through the society.  
 
 
 
 
*Young, Asher Leon. ''Relocated Cemeteries of Russell, Clinton, Wayne and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky. ''[s.l.]&nbsp;: A. L. Young, 1989. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 929.3 Y68r.
 
*Young, Asher Leon. ''Relocated Cemeteries of Russell, Clinton, Wayne and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky. ''[s.l.]&nbsp;: A. L. Young, 1989. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 929.3 Y68r.
  
=== Census ===
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Pulaski}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
 
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|1990 |49489
 
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|2000 |59200
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Pulaski County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.  
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Pulaski County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
  
For a 1890 census substitute see ''1890 Pulaski Co, Kentucky Taxpayers and Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines and Widow, etc.''  
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For a 1890 census substitute see ''1890 Pulaski Co, Kentucky Taxpayers and Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines and Widow, etc.''
  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Pulaski}}
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=== Church<br>  ===
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The most comprehensive collection of Pulaski County Church Records is found at the Pulaski County Historical Society. Upon arriving at the Pulaski County Historical Society, request a current "Church" list which will contain a listing of church records and histories and their call numbers. Not all their listings have dates of coverage or location within Pulaski county stated so the reader will do well to be prepared with the known '''specific''' locality and dates of the ancestor being researched--and then approach the staff as to which church records on the list might be more likely to serve the ancestors area. Some, but not all of the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection is referenced on the wiki.
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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The Pulaski County Historical Society is not the only repository of church records. Many additional and/or original records still exist in the respective churches located in Pulaski county and in other repositories including denominational regional libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society, etc.
  
The most comprehensive collection of Pulaski County Church Records is found at the Pulaski County Historical Society. Upon arriving at the Pulaski County Historical Society, request a current "Church" list which will contain a listing of church records and histories and their call numbers. Not all their listings have dates of coverage or location within Pulaski county stated so the reader will do well to be prepared with the known '''specific''' locality and dates of the ancestor being researched--and then approach the staff as to which church records on the list might be more likely to serve the ancestors area. Some, but not all of the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection is referenced on the wiki.<br>
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For more information see one of the following wiki pages:
  
The Pulaski County Historical Society is not the only repository of church records. Many additional and/or original records still exist in the respective churches located in Pulaski county and in other repositories including denominational regional libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society, etc.
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Baptist Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Baptist Church Records]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Catholic Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Catholic Church Records]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Christian Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Christian Church Records]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Church of Christ Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Church of Christ Church Records]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Methodist Church Records]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Presbyterian Church Records]]
  
For more information see one of the following wiki pages:
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Baptist Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Baptist Church Records]]
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A variety of courts serve Pulaski county, Kentucky. Court types include: Chancery Court, Circuit Court, County Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Quarterly Court. Each of these courts have some common record types such as Order Books and Judgements; but some have records unique to their court such as the deeds and wills found in the County Court. Hence, for Deeds see [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Land|Land Records]] and for wills, guardianship, and inventories see [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate Records]].
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Catholic Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Catholic Church Records]]<br>
 
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Christian Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Christian Church Records]]<br>
 
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Church of Christ Church Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Church of Christ Church Records]]<br>
 
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Methodist Church Records]]<br>
 
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Presbyterian Church Records]]<br>
 
  
=== Collections: Manuscripts/Papers/Misc  ===
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Circuit Court Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Circuit Court Records]] (including divorce records and Chancery sittings of the Circuit Court)
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky County Court Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky County Court Records]] (minus deeds and probate)
  
*[[Draper Manuscript Collection]] contains some information on Pulaski County, Kentucky residents. Search by surname or locality in various extent calendars, especially:<br>
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=== Directories ===
**Mabel Clare Weaks, ''Calendar of the'' '''''Kentucky''''' ''Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Madison, Wisc.: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1925) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Indexed on Ancestry.com]; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE105026 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|865847394|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|173965|item|disp=FHL Film 823866 Item 2}}. Includes index.
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{{KY Directories Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*Mitchell, Bernice. Bernice Mitchell Papers, 1941-1988. See Filson Library.  
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*'''1903''' - "Somerset telephone directory, 1903," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter'' May 2005.
*Jillson, Willard Rouse. Willard Rouse Jillson Papers, 1918-1963.See University of Kentucky Library.  
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*'''1934''' - "Southern Continental Telephone Company new subscribers list, Oct 11, 1934," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter ''Nov 2006.
*John Brazillia Lewis Papers, 1927-1978. Farm life in 1880s. See University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.<br>
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*'''1958, 1965, 1972-1977''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the&nbsp; [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.
*Owens, Joseph M. Papers&nbsp;: Letters and documents, 1849-1914. Available at Filson Club Library Special Collections.<br>
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*'''1979-1997''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.
*Tibbals, Alma Owens. Alma Owens Tibbals papers, 1806-1940. See University of Kentucky. Alma Owens Tibbals served as regent for the Somerset, Ky. chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1930s.<br>
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*'''1995-1998''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].
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*'''1999-2001''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.
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*'''2001-2005''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].
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*'''2010''' - Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].
  
=== Court ===
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Pulaski}}
  
A variety of courts serve Pulaski county, Kentucky. Court types include: Chancery Court, Circuit Court, County Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Quarterly Court. Each of these courts have some common record types such as Order Books and Judgements; but some have records unique to their court such as the deeds and wills found in the County Court. Hence, for Deeds see [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Land|Land Records]] and for wills, guardianship, and inventories see [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate Records]]. <br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*&nbsp;[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Circuit Court Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Circuit Court Records]] (including divorce records and Chancery sittings of the Circuit Court)
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==== African Americans ====
*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky County Court Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky County Court Records]] (minus deeds and probate)<br>
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Pulaski}}
  
=== Directories<br>  ===
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
  
*'''1903 '''"Somerset telephone directory, 1903," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter'' May 2005.<br>
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Pulaski county specific resources:
*'''1934 '''"Southern Continental Telephone Company new subscribers list, Oct 11, 1934," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter ''Nov 2006.
 
*'''1958, 1965, 1972-1977 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the&nbsp; [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.<br>
 
*'''1979-1997 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.<br>
 
*'''1995-1998 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].<br>
 
*'''1999-2001 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). Available at the [http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/ University of Kentucky Library] in Lexington.<br>
 
*'''2001-2005 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].<br>
 
*'''2010 '''Somerset City Directory (incl some surrounding areas). See [http://www.pulaskipubliclibrary.org/index.htm Pulaski County Public Library catalog].<br>
 
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/wills.html "Slaves in Wills and Estates"] Lists all slaves mentioned in Will Book I, 1801-1818. And has selected listing after 1818. Abstracted by Valerie J. Davis, ''(former coordinator for the Pulaski County KYGenWeb site, and creator of the Pulaski County African American Project).''
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*Dale Cordner, [http://www.kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/trans.html "Slaves in Court Records: Emancipations/Transfers Found in Deeds,"] Originally part of the Pulaski County African American Project, now at Pulaski County, Kentucky USGenWeb. This a marvelous resource, however it should be noted that it is a ''collection'' of abstracts, rather a compilation of all the emancipations to be found in the Pulaski county deed books.
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*Valerie Davis, "[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1820/1820index.html 1820 Population &amp; Slave Schedule]" (Highlights families that had slaves)
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*At the end of the 1852 Pulaski county, Kentucky Tax List is a list of all free African Americans and their ages. This list includes the childrens name&nbsp;and their ages.
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*1852-1859 - [http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/births/birthslaves.htm "Slave Births"] Pulaski county, Kentucky GenWeb.
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/1866Tax.html "Taxpayers, 1866: The First Segregated Tax List"], by Valerie J. Davis. Note that '''free''' African Americans do show up in the tax lists prior to 1866.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1840/1840slave.html "1840 Census, Slave Schedule"], plus links to digital image of pages containing "Free Colored Persons"; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1850/1850slave.html "1850 Slave Schedule"]; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1850/1850slave.html "1860 Slave Schedule"], abstracts by Valerie J. Davis.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/pulaski/census/1870/1870index.html "1870 Census and Mortality Schedule, Those Households Containing Persons of Color"], abstract by Valerie J.&nbsp;Davis, with an attempt to match the mortality schedule to the census households.
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/poc/book2.html "County Clerk's Book of Black Marriages, Vol 2 (1883-1895)"] transcription by Valerie J. Davis.
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*African Am./Marriages, 1919-20 (sel.). See Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter May 1998.
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*There is a picture of the Somerset Negro School in the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, 1934-1942. See Kentuckiana Digital Library.
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*In 2008, Wanda Harper, a Pulaski County Historical Society staff member, was collecting material on the African American families of Pulaski county.<ref>Pulaski County Historical Newsletter, ca 2008, no volume number given.</ref>
  
The internet is perhaps the easiest starting point for [[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|compiled genealogies]]. Many sites have user pedigrees and there are people who have put their family history on their own genealogical websites. Pedigrees found on user sites are often lacking in documentation. Individual websites tend to do a bit better with documentation. For search strategies of compiled genealogy internet sites see [http://genealogy.about.com/od/search_tips/Genealogy_Search_Tips_Strategies.htm Genealogy Search Tips &amp; Strategies ]or watch the video [http://genealogy.about.com/od/search_tips/Genealogy_Search_Tips_Strategies.htm Finding Your Ancestors Online: Search Engine Tips and Tricks].
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==== American Indians ====
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{{KY American Indians Intro|Pulaski}}
  
Two major sources of compiled genealogies specific to Pulaski county, Kentucky are the FamilySearch wiki page [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy - Bibliography of Surname Books|Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy - Bibliography of Surname Books]] and the surname vertical file material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
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*"Resource list, Cherokee research," ''Pulaski County HIstorical Society Newsletter ''May 2002.
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*[[Cherokee Research|Cherokee Research]]
  
The Pulaski County Historical Society maintains vertical files on each Pulaski county surname. Often there will be several files for one surname. On the outside of the vertical file surname folders are references to any books found in the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection that are about that surname---most of which are not presently represented in the wiki. The [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society] will search the vertical file and surname books for $5 per family.<br>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Pulaski}}
  
The material in the vertical files is often the source material (although not cited) that was used for the compiled genealogies you will find on the internet in public trees of various companies and institutions; and in private individuals websites. This came about for two reasons. First, because the society was collecting genealogies long before the internet came into being. Second, because the average lay genealogist was (and often still is) uneducated as to the great importance of context and documentation.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KY Genealogies Intro|Pulaski}}
  
If you find a compiled tree on the internet of your ancestors and the compiler is not able to provide you with documentation, nor are you able to find primary source documents to prove the tree, consider reviewing the vertical material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and Kentucky State Historical Society. There you may find the documents of a distant cousin, now deceased, who in his submission to the society included information gathered from his personal family records and/or family interviews. It is also possible that you may find a submission of work (old or recent) pertaining to your ancestor that is not published anywhere else---not everyone is internet savy. Both societies have taken great care to preserve the submitters name on his material. It will be the researchers job to carefully document, not only the ancestor and submitter, but also to credit the society from which the information was obtained.  
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The internet is perhaps the easiest starting point for [[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|compiled genealogies]]. Many sites have user pedigrees and there are people who have put their family history on their own genealogical websites. Pedigrees found on user sites are often lacking in documentation. Individual websites tend to do a bit better with documentation. For search strategies of compiled genealogy internet sites see [http://genealogy.about.com/od/search_tips/Genealogy_Search_Tips_Strategies.htm Genealogy Search Tips &amp; Strategies ]or watch the video [http://genealogy.about.com/od/search_tips/Genealogy_Search_Tips_Strategies.htm Finding Your Ancestors Online: Search Engine Tips and Tricks].
  
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Two major sources of compiled genealogies specific to Pulaski county, Kentucky are the FamilySearch wiki page [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy - Bibliography of Surname Books|Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy - Bibliography of Surname Books]] and the surname vertical file material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
  
==== Message Boards  ====
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The Pulaski County Historical Society maintains vertical files on each Pulaski county surname. Often there will be several files for one surname. On the outside of the vertical file surname folders are references to any books found in the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection that are about that surname---most of which are not presently represented in the wiki. The [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society] will search the vertical file and surname books for $5 per family.
  
*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ky/ Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum], courtesy: [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ GenForum].
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The material in the vertical files is often the source material (although not cited) that was used for the compiled genealogies you will find on the internet in public trees of various companies and institutions; and in private individuals websites. This came about for two reasons. First, because the society was collecting genealogies long before the internet came into being. Second, because the average lay genealogist was (and often still is) uneducated as to the great importance of context and documentation.
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.pulaski/mb.ashx Pulaski County, Kentucky - Family History &amp; Genealogy Message Board], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry].
 
  
=== Migration  ===
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If you find a compiled tree on the internet of your ancestors and the compiler is not able to provide you with documentation, nor are you able to find primary source documents to prove the tree, consider reviewing the vertical material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and Kentucky State Historical Society. There you may find the documents of a distant cousin, now deceased, who in his submission to the society included information gathered from his personal family records and/or family interviews. It is also possible that you may find a submission of work (old or recent) pertaining to your ancestor that is not published anywhere else---not everyone is internet savy. Both societies have taken great care to preserve the submitters name on his material. It will be the researchers job to carefully document, not only the ancestor and submitter, but also to credit the society from which the information was obtained.
  
In early days, migration into Pulaski county was via the [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]] and Zanes Trace. Early settlers typically came from North Carolina and Virginia. The county seat of Somerset was settled by folks from Somerset, New Jersey. In the early 1800s, the Flat Lick area had many settlers from Caswell, North Carolina.
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Pulaski}}
  
By 1818 and formation of the National Road many left Pulaski county for the west (Indiana, Ohio, Missouri).
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Pulaski}}
  
In the mid to late 1830s there was a migration pattern out of Pulaski to Indiana; and later there was a quite a bit of migration to Missouri. There is an 1836 diary of a lady who went from Virginia via Mt Vernon and on to Indiana and Missouri. [http://ramblingroots.com/RYB-p/mitchell-migration-map.htm Map of her journey].  
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[[Land Record Resources for Pulaski county, Kentucky|Land Record Resources for Pulaski county, Kentucky]].
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Pulaski}}
  
[[Land Record Resources for Pulaski county, Kentucky|Land Record Resources for Pulaski county, Kentucky]].  
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*Ramey, Clarice Payne. History of Pulaski County. (Lexington, Ky.&nbsp;: s.n., 1935). This thesis is available at University of Kentucky Library.
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*Tibbals, Alma. ''[http://www.therainwatercollection.com/reference/ref058.pdf A History of Pulaski County Kentucky]. ''Bagdad, Ky.&nbsp;: G. O. Moore, 1952. FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 H2t. Also at Filson Club Library.
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*Jillson, Willard Rouse, ''A Bibliography of Pulaski County, Kentucky: Citations of Printed and Manuscript Sources Touching upon its History. ''Frankfort, Ky.&nbsp;: Roberts Print. Co., 1954. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky.
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*Davenport, Lawrence C. ''Local Historical Research by a Class in Local Historical Research. ''Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Somerset Community College, 1966. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky. Call No. 976.973 D247.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - History|subject|disp=History}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}
  
=== Local History  ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Pulaski}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Pulaski County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/kentucky/ky-maps.html Kentucky County Formation Maps] (click on 1799 to see Pulaski when it was created)
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*[http://kdl.kyvl.org Sanborn Maps of Burnside and Somerset]
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*[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21199.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer - Pulaski co.]
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*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/states.html Historical State of Kentucky Maps]
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*William Taylor papers&nbsp;: land transactions, 1787-1835. This collection is available at the Kentucky Historical Society and contains maps of Pulaski county, Kentucky.
  
{{KY History}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*Ramey, Clarice Payne. History of Pulaski County. (Lexington, Ky.&nbsp;: s.n., 1935). This thesis is available at University of Kentucky Library.
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In early days, migration into Pulaski county was via the [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]] and [[Zane's Trace|Zane's Trace]]. Early settlers typically came from North Carolina and Virginia. The county seat of Somerset was settled by folks from Somerset, New Jersey. In the early 1800s, the Flat Lick area had many settlers from Caswell, North Carolina.
*Tibbals, Alma. ''[http://www.therainwatercollection.com/reference/ref058.pdf A History of Pulaski County Kentucky]. ''Bagdad, Ky.&nbsp;: G. O. Moore, 1952. FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 H2t. Also at Filson Club Library.
 
*Jillson, Willard Rouse, ''A Bibliography of Pulaski County, Kentucky: Citations of Printed and Manuscript Sources Touching upon its History. ''Frankfort, Ky.&nbsp;: Roberts Print. Co., 1954. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky.
 
*Davenport, Lawrence C. ''Local Historical Research by a Class in Local Historical Research. ''Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Somerset Community College, 1966. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky. Call No. 976.973 D247.<br>
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - History|subject|disp=History}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}
 
  
=== Maps  ===
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By 1818 and formation of the National Road many left Pulaski county for the west (Indiana, Ohio, Missouri).
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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In the mid to late 1830s there was a migration pattern out of Pulaski to Indiana; and later there was a quite a bit of migration to Missouri. There is an 1836 diary of a lady who went from Virginia via Mt Vernon and on to Indiana and Missouri. [http://ramblingroots.com/RYB-p/mitchell-migration-map.htm Map of her journey].
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/kentucky/ky-maps.html Kentucky County Formation Maps] (click on 1799 to see Pulaski when it was created)
 
*[http://kdl.kyvl.org Sanborn Maps of Burnside and Somerset]
 
*[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21199.html Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer - Pulaski co.]
 
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/states.html Historical State of Kentucky Maps]  
 
*William Taylor papers&nbsp;: land transactions, 1787-1835. This collection is available at the Kentucky Historical Society and contains maps of Pulaski county, Kentucky.
 
  
=== Military ===
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Pulaski}}
  
''In deciding if your ancestor might have served in a war, keep in mind his age and place of residence at the date of a given war. And also his place of residence when war pensions were filed. <br>''  
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''In deciding if your ancestor might have served in a war, keep in mind his age and place of residence at the date of a given war. And also his place of residence when war pensions were filed. <br>''
  
*Triller, Gayle, coordinator. "[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/mil_her.htm Pulaski County Military Heritage]", "Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KyGenWeb," USGenWeb, 2009.  
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*Triller, Gayle, coordinator. "[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/mil_her.htm Pulaski County Military Heritage]", "Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KyGenWeb," USGenWeb, 2009.
*{{RecordSearch|1919699|U.S., General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} a free digital collection from FamilySearch  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|U.S., General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} a free digital collection from FamilySearch
*{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Military records|subject|disp=Military records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}<br>
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*{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Military records|subject|disp=Military records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}
  
The FamilySearch wiki has the following Pulaski county, Kentucky military record pages:  
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The FamilySearch wiki has the following Pulaski county, Kentucky military record pages:
  
====Revolutionary War====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
*'''1776-1781 '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Records]]  
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{{KY Revolutionary War Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1776-1781''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Records]]
  
====War of 1812====
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==== War of 1812 ====
*'''1812 '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky War of 1812 Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky War of 1812 Records]]  
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{{KY War of 1812 Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1812''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky War of 1812 Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky War of 1812 Records]]
  
====Mexican-American War====
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==== War with Mexico ====
*'''1847 '''Mexican War. For roll of Capt Lair's Company. See p. 208 of [http://www.therainwatercollection.com/reference/ref058.pdf ''Tibbal's A History of Pulaski County, Kentucky'']
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{{KY War with Mexico Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1847''' - Mexican War. For roll of Capt Lair's Company. See p. 208 of [http://www.therainwatercollection.com/reference/ref058.pdf ''Tibbal's A History of Pulaski County, Kentucky'']
  
====Civil War====
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==== Civil War ====
*'''1861-1865''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Civil War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Civil War Records]]  
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Pulaski}}
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Civil War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Civil War Records]]
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
====Spanish-American War====
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==== Spanish-American War ====
*'''1898 '''Pulaski County, Kentucky Spanish American War Records  
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{{KY Spanish-American War Intro|Pulaski}}
*{{RecordSearch|1919583|U.S. Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}}  
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*'''1898''' - Pulaski County, Kentucky Spanish American War Records
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|U.S. Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}}
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==== World War I ====
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{{KY World War I Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1914-1918''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky WWI Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky WWI Records]]
  
====World War I====
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==== World War II ====
*'''1914-1918 '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky WWI Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky WWI Records]]  
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{{KY World War II Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1939-1945''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky WWII Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky WWII Records]]
  
====World War II====
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==== Korean War ====
*'''1939-1945 '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky WWII Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky WWII Records]]
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{{KY Korean War Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1950-1953''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Korean War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Korean War Records]]
  
====Korean War====
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==== Vietnam War ====
*'''1950-1953''' [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Korean War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Korean War Records]]  
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{{KY Vietnam War Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1961-1975''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Vietnam War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Vietnam War Records]]
  
====Vietnam War====
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==== Persian Gulf War ====
*'''1961-1975''' [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Vietnam War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Vietnam War Records]]  
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{{KY Persian Gulf War Intro|Pulaski}}
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*'''1991''' - [[Pulaski County, Kentucky Persian Gulf War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Persian Gulf War Records]]
  
====Persian Gulf War====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1991 '''[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Persian Gulf War Records|Pulaski County, Kentucky Persian Gulf War Records]]
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{{KY Naturalization Intro|Pulaski}}
  
=== Native American  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KY Newspapers Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*"Resource list, Cherokee research," ''Pulaski County HIstorical Society Newsletter ''May 2002.<br>
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''Newspapers are used in genealogy to find obituaries, community news items (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and to provide historical content that document and enrich family history''.
*[[Cherokee Research|Cherokee Research]]
 
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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[[Pulaski county, Kentucky Newspaper Resources|Pulaski county, Kentucky Newspaper Resources]] details sources available. Some sources have been microfilmed and/or digitized and are available at various repositories or on-line. Still others are in their original form at various repositories.
  
''Newspapers are used in genealogy to find obituaries, community news items (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and to provide historical content that document and enrich family history''.  
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See also [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Obituaries|obituaries.]]
  
[[Pulaski county, Kentucky Newspaper Resources|Pulaski county, Kentucky Newspaper Resources]] details sources available. Some sources have been microfilmed and/or digitized and are available at various repositories or on-line. Still others are in their original form at various repositories.
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
See also [[Pulaski County, Kentucky#Obituaries|obituaries.]]<br>
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Pulaski}}
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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*The Pulaski County Historical Society has several excellent collections of obituaries in various binders from the earlier Pulaski County newspapers, and is the most comprehensive place to start for obituaries in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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*''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. ca 2008. ''Death records 1887+.
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*[http://www.somersetkyobits.com/ Somerset Ky Obits] (Feb 2001-present)
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*''The Commonwealth-Journal'' (8/5/2008-current) is available through [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/sourcelist/#Kentucky GenealogyBank].
  
=== Obituaries<br>  ===
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KY Other Records Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*The Pulaski County Historical Society has several excellent collections of obituaries in various binders from the earlier Pulaski County newspapers, and is the most comprehensive place to start for obituaries in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  
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'''''Collections: Manuscripts/Papers/Misc'''''<br>
*''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. ca 2008. ''Death records 1887+.<br>  
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*[[Draper Manuscript Collection]] contains some information on Pulaski County, Kentucky residents. Search by surname or locality in various extent calendars, especially:
*[http://www.somersetkyobits.com/ Somerset Ky Obits] (Feb 2001-present)
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**Mabel Clare Weaks, ''Calendar of the'' '''''Kentucky''''' ''Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Madison, Wisc.: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1925) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Indexed on Ancestry.com]; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE105026 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|865847394|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|173965|item|disp=FHL Film 823866 Item 2}}. Includes index.
*''The Commonwealth-Journal'' (8/5/2008-current) is available through [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/sourcelist/#Kentucky GenealogyBank].
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*Mitchell, Bernice. Bernice Mitchell Papers, 1941-1988. See Filson Library.
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*Jillson, Willard Rouse. Willard Rouse Jillson Papers, 1918-1963.See University of Kentucky Library.
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*John Brazillia Lewis Papers, 1927-1978. Farm life in 1880s. See University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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*Owens, Joseph M. Papers&nbsp;: Letters and documents, 1849-1914. Available at Filson Club Library Special Collections.
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*Tibbals, Alma Owens. Alma Owens Tibbals papers, 1806-1940. See University of Kentucky. Alma Owens Tibbals served as regent for the Somerset, Ky. chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1930s.
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'''''Message Boards'''''<br>
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ky/ Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum], courtesy: [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ GenForum].
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.pulaski/mb.ashx Pulaski County, Kentucky - Family History &amp; Genealogy Message Board], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry].
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KY Periodicals Intro|Pulaski}}
  
=== Probate ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KY Probate Intro|Pulaski}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1774-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images  
*'''1727–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
  
As there is variation among counties in how probate records are organized, the reader will find it helpful to know that in Pulaski county the early will books include wills, administrations, inventories, bills of sale, and settlements; but by 1864 these things started being kept in separate books. <br>
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As there is variation among counties in how probate records are organized, the reader will find it helpful to know that in Pulaski county the early will books include wills, administrations, inventories, bills of sale, and settlements; but by 1864 these things started being kept in separate books.
  
'''Index and Abstract Resources'''  
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'''Index and Abstract Resources'''
  
There are several sources available to make your search of Pulaski County probate records easier. No single source is all inclusive. Each offers it own help that the others don't. <br>
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There are several sources available to make your search of Pulaski County probate records easier. No single source is all inclusive. Each offers it own help that the others don't.
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Pulaski County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Pulaski County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  
*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 1: 1801-1816]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 1: 1801-1816]
*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 2: 1817-1829]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 2: 1817-1829]
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 3: 1829-1838]
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/pulaskicourt.html Will Book 3: 1829-1838]
  
''Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950'' (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22p) was published by the Pulaski County Historical Society in 1991 and replaces it 1977 edition (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22pu). In creating the index, the compilers searched the original will books at the Somerset Courthouse, the courthouse's 1935 typed index and microfilms. The powerful index found in the 1991 edition contains two sections. The first is an index to the wills, inventories and appraisements, settlements, sale of land, dower allotment, etc. The second is an index to the loose '''original''' wills that exist.&nbsp;Page 79 states, "the Pulaski County Historical Society has zerox [sic] copied all early original documents from the will files at the Pulaski County Courthouse. These documents are in the actual hand writing of the person who prepared the document. This list also includes some wills that were rejected by the court and were not recorded in the will books."  
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''Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950'' (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22p) was published by the Pulaski County Historical Society in 1991 and replaces it 1977 edition (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22pu). In creating the index, the compilers searched the original will books at the Somerset Courthouse, the courthouse's 1935 typed index and microfilms. The powerful index found in the 1991 edition contains two sections. The first is an index to the wills, inventories and appraisements, settlements, sale of land, dower allotment, etc. The second is an index to the loose '''original''' wills that exist.&nbsp;Page 79 states, "the Pulaski County Historical Society has zerox [sic] copied all early original documents from the will files at the Pulaski County Courthouse. These documents are in the actual hand writing of the person who prepared the document. This list also includes some wills that were rejected by the court and were not recorded in the will books."
 
 
''Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1'' (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P2b) compiled by Annie Walker Burns doesn't give the will book volume and page number of the wills abstacted, but it's index does include executors and witnesses, which is something ''Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950'' does not. ''Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1'' only covers 1803-1850.
 
  
''Abstract of will book one of Pulaski County, Kentucky'' prepared by Margaret Dunn Frye is available at the Martin F Schmidt Research Library in Frankfort. (976.902 P981f) This work created a '''devisee index''' to Will Book 1 in addition to the abstracts, thus making it '''one of the most powerful resources to be found for early Pulaski county research'''.<br>
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''Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1'' (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P2b) compiled by Annie Walker Burns doesn't give the will book volume and page number of the wills abstacted, but it's index does include executors and witnesses, which is something ''Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950'' does not. ''Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1'' only covers 1803-1850.
  
''Pulaski County, Kentucky Will Book Number Two (1817-1829)'' compiled by Margaret Dunn Frye includes an index to "deceased persons and their heirs". So she has created a '''devisee index''' for us, which again is something "Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills" didn't do. Additionally, in her typescript abstracts she includes the names of buyers, executors, commr, etc. Although these buyers are not indexed, her book (FHL US/CAN Film 855,033 item 4) is only 37 pages of typescript and so it is a relatively easy read if you want to know if your ancestor was a buyer in an estate sale during this time period.  
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''Abstract of will book one of Pulaski County, Kentucky'' prepared by Margaret Dunn Frye is available at the Martin F Schmidt Research Library in Frankfort. (976.902 P981f) This work created a '''devisee index''' to Will Book 1 in addition to the abstracts, thus making it '''one of the most powerful resources to be found for early Pulaski county research'''.
  
The General Index made by the county court is also available. (FHL US/CAN FILM 1,912,828)<br>
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''Pulaski County, Kentucky Will Book Number Two (1817-1829)'' compiled by Margaret Dunn Frye includes an index to "deceased persons and their heirs". So she has created a '''devisee index''' for us, which again is something "Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills" didn't do. Additionally, in her typescript abstracts she includes the names of buyers, executors, commr, etc. Although these buyers are not indexed, her book (FHL US/CAN Film 855,033 item 4) is only 37 pages of typescript and so it is a relatively easy read if you want to know if your ancestor was a buyer in an estate sale during this time period.
  
{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Probate records - indexes|subject|disp=Probate Records Indexes}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}&nbsp;Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most have already been discussed in this wiki section, however, new and/or additional resources may be found there.
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The General Index made by the county court is also available. (FHL US/CAN FILM 1,912,828)
  
'''Will Books'''
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{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Probate records - indexes|subject|disp=Probate Records Indexes}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}&nbsp;Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most have already been discussed in this wiki section, however, new and/or additional resources may be found there.
  
*'''1801-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 8 (1798-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.<br>
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'''Will Books'''
  
'''Bonds, Inventories, Appraisements, Settlement'''  
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*'''1801-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 8 (1798-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*'''1864-1902 '''Administrators bonds. See FamilySearch Catalog.<br>
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'''Bonds, Inventories, Appraisements, Settlement'''
*'''1864-1871 '''Inventory, Appraisement and Settlement Book at Kentucky State Archives.
 
*'''1870-1909 '''Inventories, Appraisements and Sale Bills on microform at Kentucky State Archives.<br>
 
*'''1871-1909 '''Inventories, appraisements. See FamilySearch Catalog.<br>
 
*'''1870-1907''' Settlements, v 8-12. See FHL&nbsp;catalog.<br>
 
*'''1865-1901 '''Guardian Bonds. Available at KDLA on microfilm.<br>
 
*'''1865-1901 '''See FamilySearch Catalog.<br>
 
  
'''Probate Files [aka Estate Packets]'''  
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*'''1864-1902''' - Administrators bonds. See FamilySearch Catalog.
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*'''1864-1871''' - Inventory, Appraisement and Settlement Book at Kentucky State Archives.
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*'''1870-1909''' - Inventories, Appraisements and Sale Bills on microform at Kentucky State Archives.
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*'''1871-1909''' - Inventories, appraisements. See FamilySearch Catalog.
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*'''1870-1907''' - Settlements, v 8-12. See FHL&nbsp;catalog.
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*'''1865-1901''' - Guardian Bonds. Available at KDLA on microfilm.
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*'''1865-1901''' - See FamilySearch Catalog.
  
*'''1800-1850''' Are not extant according to the Pulaski County Historical Society. County Clerk says these records would be found in the Circuit Clerks Office. Clerk of the Circuit Court does not think they exist. Loose original wills do exist. See content under wills. <br>
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'''Probate Files''' (Estate Packets)
*'''1993-present''' Contact Pulaski County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 100 N Main St #302, PO Box 664, Somerset, KY 42502
 
*'''Misc'''<br>
 
*'''1922-1925''' Pulaski County, County Clerk. Probate Order Stub Book. Available at Kentucky State Archive.<br>
 
  
'''Additional Probate Record Thoughts'''  
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*'''1800-1850''' - Are not extant according to the Pulaski County Historical Society. County Clerk says these records would be found in the Circuit Clerks Office. Clerk of the Circuit Court does not think they exist. Loose original wills do exist. See content under wills.
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*'''1993-present''' - Contact Pulaski County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 100 N Main St #302, PO Box 664, Somerset, KY 42502
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*'''Misc'''
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*'''1922-1925''' - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Probate Order Stub Book. Available at Kentucky State Archive.
  
 
{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Probate records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}&nbsp;Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most, if not all, have already been discussed in this wiki section, but some new sources may be there.
 
{{FHL|Kentucky, Pulaski - Probate records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}&nbsp;Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most, if not all, have already been discussed in this wiki section, but some new sources may be there.
  
=== Taxation ===
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=== School Records ===
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{{KY Schools Intro|Pulaski}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KY Tax Intro|Pulaski}}
  
Tax records for Pulaski exist for most years from 1799-1966. Three main ways to access these records:  
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Tax records for Pulaski exist for most years from 1799-1966. Three main ways to access these records:
  
*The 1799-1875 Pulaski county Tax Lists are also available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from [http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Family Tree Maker, FamilyTree, Legacy, Reunion, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.  
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*The 1799-1875 Pulaski county Tax Lists are also available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from [http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Family Tree Maker, FamilyTree, Legacy, Reunion, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.
*Tax List films can be purchased from the Kentucky Department for Libraries &amp; Archives.Go to the [http://kdla.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives], click KDLA catalog, type in '''pulaski '''and '''tax'''.  
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*Tax List films can be purchased from the Kentucky Department for Libraries &amp; Archives.Go to the [http://kdla.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives], click KDLA catalog, type in '''pulaski '''and '''tax'''.
 
*FHL films can be rented from FHL for local family history center viewing.
 
*FHL films can be rented from FHL for local family history center viewing.
  
Additional tax resources for Pulaski County, Kentucky:  
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Additional tax resources for Pulaski County, Kentucky:
  
*'''[1800]'''&nbsp; 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''1799-1829''' - Pulaski County Historical Society. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Tax List Index&nbsp; 1799-1829. ''(Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1982). See WorldCat.
*'''[1799-1829]''' Pulaski County Historical Society. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Tax List Index&nbsp; 1799-1829. ''(Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1982). See WorldCat.
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
*'''[1800-1803]'''&nbsp;[http://archive.is/www.jeffrenner.net 1800-1803 Line Creek Tax Lists]  
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*'''1800-1803''' - [http://archive.is/www.jeffrenner.net 1800-1803 Line Creek Tax Lists]
*'''[1882-1884]''' Kentucky Treasury Dept. Withdrawl Reports: Tax Bills, 1882-1884. Description of this archival material located at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort can be found on WorldCat. Taxation for whiskey.  
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*'''1882-1884''' - Kentucky Treasury Dept. Withdrawl Reports: Tax Bills, 1882-1884. Description of this archival material located at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort can be found on WorldCat. Taxation for whiskey.
*'''[1888-1916] '''Pulaski County, County Clerk. List of Non-Residents' Land, 1888-1916. See Kentucky State Archives.  
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*'''1888-1916''' - Pulaski County, County Clerk. List of Non-Residents' Land, 1888-1916. See Kentucky State Archives.
*'''[1888-1934] '''Pulaski County, County Clerk. Record of Land Sold for Taxes, 1888-1934. See Kentucky State Archives.  
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*'''1888-1934''' - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Record of Land Sold for Taxes, 1888-1934. See Kentucky State Archives.
*'''[1900-1934] '''Pulaski County, County Clerk. Supervisors' Revised Tax Assessment Lists. See Kentucky State Archives.
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*'''1900-1934''' - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Supervisors' Revised Tax Assessment Lists. See Kentucky State Archives.
  
 
Kandie Adkinson's [http://sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/articles/Documents/Tax%20Lists%201792-1840%20%28rev%29.pdf "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840"] is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher she covers the legislation involved in the tax process in the first part of her article. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical ''Kentucky Ancestors''.
 
Kandie Adkinson's [http://sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/articles/Documents/Tax%20Lists%201792-1840%20%28rev%29.pdf "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840"] is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher she covers the legislation involved in the tax process in the first part of her article. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical ''Kentucky Ancestors''.
  
=== Vital Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
 
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{{KY Vital Intro|Pulaski}}
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
 
  
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If you can't find your ancestor in the collections referenced above, consider locating, from the list below, abstracted sources created prior to the microfilming or digitalizing dates of the respective collections. Sometimes original records were lost between the time of an early abstractor's compilaton and the date of the first microfilming or digitialization of the original records. It is also of note that variation in indexing quality exists among collections. Lastly, the sources listed below identify extant dates, scope and alternative resources for missing dates.
  
<br> If you can't find your ancestor in the collections referenced above, consider locating, from the list below, abstracted sources created prior to the microfilming or digitalizing dates of the respective collections. Sometimes original records were lost between the time of an early abstractor's compilaton and the date of the first microfilming or digitialization of the original records. It is also of note that variation in indexing quality exists among collections. Lastly, the sources listed below identify extant dates, scope and alternative resources for missing dates.<br>
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==== Birth ====
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{{KY Birth Intro|Pulaski}}
  
==== Births  ====
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*'''1839-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1213 Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910], Ancestry $ (index, images). This is a digitization of KDLA microfilm of the county government records.
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*'''1852-1859, 1861,1874-1878''' - Pulaski County Historical Society. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878'' (Somerset, Ky.: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat. This is NOT available at FHL.
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*'''1852-1861''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517911}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1852-1910''' -  Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1213&cj=1&sid=KY&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Birth Index in Pulaski County], Pulaski County, Kentucky: A part of KYGenWeb. This sites data comes from a variety of sources. Year range is not complete--in part because of&nbsp; non-extant county government birth records.
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*'''1874''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517912}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1875''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517913}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999] Ancestry $. Index only.
  
*'''[1852-1861]''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517911}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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==== Marriage ====
*'''[1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878] '''"[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1213 Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]" Ancestry $ (index, images) This is a digitalization of KDLA microfilm of the county goverment records.<br>
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{{KY Marriage Intro|Pulaski}}
*'''[1852-1859, 1861,1874-1878] '''Pulaski County Historical Society. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878'' (Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat. This is NOT available at FHL.<br>
 
*'''[1852-1910]''' Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, "[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1213&cj=1&sid=KY&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Birth Index in Pulaski County]", Pulaski County, Kentucky: A part of KYGenWeb. This sites data comes from a variety of sources. Year range is not complete--in part because of&nbsp; non-extant county government birth records.
 
*'''[1874]''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517912}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''[1875]''' - Pulaski County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517913}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''[1839-1960] '''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843 "Kentucky, Births and Christenings, 1839-1960" ]FamilySearch. Free.&nbsp; Year range is not complete.
 
*'''[1911-1999] '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 "Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999" ]Ancestry $. Index only.
 
  
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*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
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*'''1785-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1674849|Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch
==== Marriages ====
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*'''1787-1860''' - Slevin, Ruth M. and Barbara Jordan. ''Marriage Bonds of Pulaski County, Kentucky, 1787-1860: with additional notes as obtained from the "'''consents'''". ''(Indianapolis, Ind., 1956). See Indiana State Library.
 
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
''The scope of some of the following collections have not been throughly identified. However, the top two recommended sources at this time are Ancestry's "Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914" and Mary Weddle Kaurish's <u>Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriage Records.</u>''  
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*'''1798-1910''' - Kaurish, Mary Weddle. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriage Records.'' (Somerset, Kentucky&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1974). FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 V2p bk 1-4. Also note that the [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society] will provide duplicated and certified photo copies of '''original '''marriage '''bonds''' and '''consent forms''' for the years 1799-1871 for a small fee.
 
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*'''1799-1848''' - "Minister returns, marriages, 1799-1848," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter ''May 2007.
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*'''1799-1850''' - Masley, Betty, et al. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Records #1: Marriages, 1799-1850. ''(Indianpolis, IN&nbsp;: Researchers, 1997). See WorldCat.
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1799-1850''' - Gloe, Joan Gilbert. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriages, 1799-1850. ''(Indianapolis, Ind. : Researchers, 1991). See WorldCat.
*'''[1798-1910] '''Kaurish, Mary Weddle. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriage Records ''(Somerset, Kentucky&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1974). FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 V2p bk 1-4. Also note that the [http://pulaskicountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Pulaski County Historical Society] will provide duplicated and certified photo copies of '''original '''marriage '''bonds''' and '''consent forms''' for the years 1799-1871 for a small fee.  
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*'''1802-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2089# Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850] $ Completeness of this Ancestry.com collection is unknown, but Pulaski is picked up. Index appears to be made from county government records.
*'''[1787-1860] '''Slevin, Ruth M. and Barbara Jordan. ''Marriage Bonds of Pulaski County, Kentucky, 1787-1860: with additional notes as obtained from the "'''consents'''". ''(Indianapolis, Ind., 1956). See Indiana State Library.  
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*'''1852-1859''' - Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)
*'''[1799-1850] '''Masley, Betty, et al. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Records #1: Marriages, 1799-1850. ''(Indianpolis, IN&nbsp;: Researchers, 1997). See WorldCat.  
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*'''1852-1861''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517911}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''[1799-1848] '''"Minister returns, marriages, 1799-1848," ''Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter ''May 2007.<br>
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*'''1852-1855, 1857, 1874-1878''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1117&path= Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914], Ancestry ($). This collection contains index to and images of the county government marriage '''register'''. Only dates given in bold are found in collection. In the 1850s both parties were asked for the county and state of birth. In the 1870s, the birth place was dropped, but both parties were asked for their father and mother names.
*'''[1799-1850] '''Gloe, Joan Gilbert. ''Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriages, 1799-1850. ''(Indianapolis, Ind.&nbsp;: Researchers, 1991). See WorldCat.  
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*'''1864-1924''' - County Clerk, Pulaski county, Kentucky, Marriage Books 2-65. Available on microfilm at Kentucky State Libraries and Archives in Frankfort.
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2089# Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850] $ Completeness of this Ancestry.com collection is unknown, but Pulaski is picked up. Index appears to be made from county government records.  
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*'''1875''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517914}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''[1852-1861]''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517911}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517915}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''[1852-1859]''' Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)  
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
*'''[1852-1855, 1857, 1874-1878]&nbsp;'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1117&path= Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914]&nbsp;$ This Ancestry collection contain index to and images of the county goverment marriage '''register'''. Only dates given in bold are found in collection. In the 1850s both parties were asked for the county and state of birth. In the 1870s, the birth place was dropped, but both parties were asked for their father and mother names.  
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*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
*'''[1864-1924]&nbsp;'''County Clerk, Pulaski county, Kentucky, Marriage Books 2-65. Available on microfilm at Kentucky State Libraries and Archives in Frankfort.  
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*Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, [http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/marriage.html Pulaski County Marriages], KYGenWeb.  
*'''[1875]''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517914}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''[1876-1878]''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517915}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, "[http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/marriage.html Pulaski County Marriages,]" Pulaski County, Kentucky: A part of KYGenWeb. Information from a variety of sources.  
 
 
*Bell, Annie Walker Burns. ''Marriage Records of Pulaski County, Kentucky'' Typescript written in 1936. Filmed in 1973. FHL US/CAN Film 928,021 items 3-4. See also WorldCat.
 
*Bell, Annie Walker Burns. ''Marriage Records of Pulaski County, Kentucky'' Typescript written in 1936. Filmed in 1973. FHL US/CAN Film 928,021 items 3-4. See also WorldCat.
  
{{tip| State level collections may find your ancestor if one of the party is from a neighboring county and the couple chose to marry there.| small=right}}  
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==== Death ====
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{{KY Death Intro|Pulaski}}
  
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*'''1843-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1852-1859''' - Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859 (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)
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*'''1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1908, 1910-1914''' - Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963, Ancestry ($)
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*'''1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1876, 1878''' - Pulaski County Historical Society. Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878 (Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat.
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*'''1854+''' - Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, [http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/ Death Certificates and Notices], KYGenWeb. Includes some Pulaski county related deaths published in the Nashville Christian Advocate.
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*'''1870''' -  County and state government death records not extant. For death ''information'', see [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ken/pulaski/1870mortality.html 1870 Mortality Index], Pulaski County Genealogy Trails. Ancestry has images.
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*'''1875''' - Deaths, 1875. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 974666 item 8)
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*'''1911-1929?''' -  [http://kyvitals.com/vis/search/search_death_recs.php Kentucky Vital Records Project] has index and images of state issued death certificates. Free.
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''Limited 1849-1947''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848 Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1870] at FamilySearch. Free. Collection contains no records from 1843-1848, 1864-1866, 1868-1870, 1872-1874, 1876-1878, 1880-1883, 1885, 1887-1889, 1892, 1893-1895, 1898-1899, 1902-1906, 1912, 1914-1925, 1927-1935, ...., 1948-1970 that cite death location as Pulaski county. Years that DO contain death information, do NOT cover all known extant Pulaski county and state government records.
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535| The Social Security Death Index}} - Searchable
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
''Note: the FamilySearch digital collection {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954|access=collection}} (as of 20 Dec 2012) returns no hits for Pulaski county residents, but this collection still has parts being added. Free.''<br>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Pulaski}}
  
==== Deaths<br>  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Pulaski}}
  
*'''[1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1908, 1910-1914]&nbsp; "'''''Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963" ''Ancestry.com<br>
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=== Archives ===
*'''[1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1876, 1878]&nbsp;'''Pulaski County Historical Society. Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878 (Somerset, Ky.&nbsp;: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat.
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{{KY Archives Intro|Pulaski}}
*'''[1854+]''' Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, [http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/ "Death Certificates and Notices"] Pulaski County, Kentucky: A part of KYGenWeb. Includes some Pulaski county related deaths published in the Nashville Christian Advocate.
 
*'''[1870] '''County and state government death records not extant. For death ''information'', see [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ken/pulaski/1870mortality.html "1870 Mortality Index"] Pulaski County Genealogy Trails. Ancestry has images.<br>
 
*'''[1911-1929?]''' [http://kyvitals.com/vis/search/search_death_recs.php Kentucky Vital Records Project] has index and images of state issued death certificates. Free.<br>
 
*'''[1911-1955]''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417491 "Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955"] FamilySearch. Free. Index.
 
*'''[Limited 1849-1947] '''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848 "Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1870"] FamilySearch. Free. Collection contains '''no''' records from 1843-1848, 1864-1866, 1868-1870, 1872-1874, 1876-1878, 1880-1883, 1885, 1887-1889, 1892, 1893-1895, 1898-1899, 1902-1906, 1912, 1914-1925, 1927-1935, ...., 1948-1970 that cite death location as Pulaski county. Years that DO contain death information, do NOT&nbsp;cover all known extant Pulaski county and state government records.
 
*'''[1852-1859]''' Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859 (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)
 
*'''[1875]''' Deaths, 1875. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 974666 item 8)
 
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/pulaski-county/ Pulaski County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/pulaski-county/ Pulaski County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/pulaski/ Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KYGenWeb]&nbsp;USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/pulaski/ Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KYGenWeb]&nbsp;USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Pulaski/ Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.CyndisList.com/us/ky/counties/pulaski Cyndi's List - United States - Kentucky - Counties - Pulaski ]
*[http://www.CyndisList.com/us/ky/counties/pulaski Cyndi's List - United States - Kentucky - Counties - Pulaski ]<br>
 
*Learning [[Help:Contributor Help|How to Edit our Wiki Sites]]  
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Pulaski-County.htm Pulaski County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Pulaski-County.htm Pulaski County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195597|Kentucky|Pulaski}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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Latest revision as of 22:17, 10 September 2018

United States
Kentucky
Pulaski County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Somerset
Organized: December 10, 1798
Parent County(s): Lincoln, Green[1]
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Kazimierz Pułaski. The County has Somerset as its seat and the County was created 1798. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Pulaski County Courthouse
100 N. Main Street, #208
Somerset, KY 42502
Phone: 606-679-3652[3]
Pulaski County Website

Pulaski County, Kentucky Record Dates

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
1852 1799 1852 1799 1799 1801 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss

1838, 1871--A disaster destroyed some records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1798--Pulaski County was created 10 December 1798 from Lincoln and Green Counties.
  • County seat: Somerset[5]
  • Formation of Pulaski county
  • 1817 - an act was passed "to alter division line between Wayne and Pulaski Counties" throwing a small part of Wayne into Pulaski and a small part of Pulaski in Wayne.
  • For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) on MapofUS (Free). (Scroll down for the animated section.)
  • John H Long, editor, Kentucky Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York, New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c1995). See WorldCat.

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Estesburg
  • Etna
  • Faubush
  • Floyd
  • Goochtown
  • Goodwater
  • Grundy
  • Hail
  • Hargis
  • Haynes Knob
  • Hislope
  • Hogue
  • Ingle
  • Keno
  • Kingbee
  • Mangum
  • Mark
  • May
  • Meece
  • Mount Victory
  • Mount Zion
  • Nancy (aka Logans Crossroads)
  • Naomi
  • Norfleet
  • Northfield
  • Norwood
  • Oak Hill
  • Oil Center
  • Omega
  • Piney Grove
  • Plato
  • Pointer
  • Poplarville
  • Pulaski
  • Quinton
  • Ringgold
  • Ruth
  • Sandy Gap
  • Sardis
  • Shafter
  • Shepola
  • Shopville
  • Sinking Valley
  • Sloans Valley
  • Squib
  • Stab
  • Sugar Hill
  • Tateville
  • Trimble
  • Ula
  • Valley Oak
  • Vanhook
  • Walnut Grove
  • Welborn
  • Whetstone
  • Woodstock


History Timeline

  • 1800, May - "First landing, for loading and unloading merchandise shipped by flatboats on the Cumberland River, was the James Montgomery landing."[7]
  • 1802 - Road from Somerset (Pulaski County) to Danville (Lincoln County) started.
  • 1812 - By 1812 Goose Creek Salt Works was in existence, along with a road from Somerset to it that passed over a bridge at Flat Lick.[8]
  • 1818 - Road from Somerset to the Mount Vernon viewed. (Intersecting a road named Tall Works, in direction of Henry James mill, and passing by Hughes mill.)[9]
  • 1844, March 2 - River port town of Waitsboro was incorporated.

Resources

Bible Records

  • Kentucky Bible Archives - Pulaski USGenWeb
  • Beatty "The Beaty Bible of Pulaski co., KY," Kentucky Ancestors Vol 4, No. 4 (April 1969)
  • Hubble David Hubble Bible Record
  • Gastineau Bible Record for the Sowder, Sutton and Gastineau Famlies, 1802-1914. Available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

  • Girdler Brothers. Girdler Brother Ledger, 1898-1900. See WorldCat.
  • Pulaski County (Ky) County Clerk. Account Ledger Books of Mercantile Establishments, 1849-1897. Available at Kentucky State Archives.
  • Pulaski County (Ky), County Clerk. General Ledger No 1. (Somerset Deposit Bank), 1866-1869. Available at Kentucky State Archives.
  • Wilson, John Truesdell. History of Banking in Pulaski County, 1818-1970. Somerset, Ky. : First and Farmers National Bank, 1970. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 332.1 W749.

Cemeteries

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

The following web sites have additional information on Pulaski county cemeteries.

  • Interment.net Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  • ePodunk list of Pulaski County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  • Pulaski County, Kentucky: A Part of KYGenWeb has list of Pulaski County cemeteries with some linked to data.
  • The Pulaski County Historical Society has several published volumes on the cemeteries in Pulaski county, Kentucky. These can be purchased through the society.
  • Young, Asher Leon. Relocated Cemeteries of Russell, Clinton, Wayne and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky. [s.l.] : A. L. Young, 1989. Available at Filson Club Library in Louisville, Ky. Call No. 929.3 Y68r.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 3,161
1810 6,897 118.2%
1820 7,597 10.1%
1830 9,500 25.0%
1840 9,620 1.3%
1850 14,195 47.6%
1860 17,201 21.2%
1870 17,670 2.7%
1880 21,318 20.6%
1890 25,731 20.7%
1900 31,293 21.6%
1910 35,986 15.0%
1920 34,010 −5.5%
1930 35,640 4.8%
1940 39,863 11.8%
1950 38,452 −3.5%
1960 34,403 −10.5%
1970 35,234 2.4%
1980 45,803 30.0%
1990 49,489 8.0%
2000 59,200 19.6%
2010 63,063 6.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Pulaski County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

For a 1890 census substitute see 1890 Pulaski Co, Kentucky Taxpayers and Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines and Widow, etc.

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 Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

The most comprehensive collection of Pulaski County Church Records is found at the Pulaski County Historical Society. Upon arriving at the Pulaski County Historical Society, request a current "Church" list which will contain a listing of church records and histories and their call numbers. Not all their listings have dates of coverage or location within Pulaski county stated so the reader will do well to be prepared with the known specific locality and dates of the ancestor being researched--and then approach the staff as to which church records on the list might be more likely to serve the ancestors area. Some, but not all of the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection is referenced on the wiki.

The Pulaski County Historical Society is not the only repository of church records. Many additional and/or original records still exist in the respective churches located in Pulaski county and in other repositories including denominational regional libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society, etc.

For more information see one of the following wiki pages:

Court Records

A variety of courts serve Pulaski county, Kentucky. Court types include: Chancery Court, Circuit Court, County Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Quarterly Court. Each of these courts have some common record types such as Order Books and Judgements; but some have records unique to their court such as the deeds and wills found in the County Court. Hence, for Deeds see Land Records and for wills, guardianship, and inventories see Probate Records.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky African Americans and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Pulaski county specific resources:

American Indians

  • "Resource list, Cherokee research," Pulaski County HIstorical Society Newsletter May 2002.
  • Cherokee Research

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

The internet is perhaps the easiest starting point for compiled genealogies. Many sites have user pedigrees and there are people who have put their family history on their own genealogical websites. Pedigrees found on user sites are often lacking in documentation. Individual websites tend to do a bit better with documentation. For search strategies of compiled genealogy internet sites see Genealogy Search Tips & Strategies or watch the video Finding Your Ancestors Online: Search Engine Tips and Tricks.

Two major sources of compiled genealogies specific to Pulaski county, Kentucky are the FamilySearch wiki page Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy - Bibliography of Surname Books and the surname vertical file material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).

The Pulaski County Historical Society maintains vertical files on each Pulaski county surname. Often there will be several files for one surname. On the outside of the vertical file surname folders are references to any books found in the Pulaski County Historical Society's collection that are about that surname---most of which are not presently represented in the wiki. The Pulaski County Historical Society will search the vertical file and surname books for $5 per family.

The material in the vertical files is often the source material (although not cited) that was used for the compiled genealogies you will find on the internet in public trees of various companies and institutions; and in private individuals websites. This came about for two reasons. First, because the society was collecting genealogies long before the internet came into being. Second, because the average lay genealogist was (and often still is) uneducated as to the great importance of context and documentation.

If you find a compiled tree on the internet of your ancestors and the compiler is not able to provide you with documentation, nor are you able to find primary source documents to prove the tree, consider reviewing the vertical material at the Pulaski County Historical Society and Kentucky State Historical Society. There you may find the documents of a distant cousin, now deceased, who in his submission to the society included information gathered from his personal family records and/or family interviews. It is also possible that you may find a submission of work (old or recent) pertaining to your ancestor that is not published anywhere else---not everyone is internet savy. Both societies have taken great care to preserve the submitters name on his material. It will be the researchers job to carefully document, not only the ancestor and submitter, but also to credit the society from which the information was obtained.

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Land Record Resources for Pulaski county, Kentucky.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Pulaski County, Kentucky 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 Kentucky Local Histories.

  • Ramey, Clarice Payne. History of Pulaski County. (Lexington, Ky. : s.n., 1935). This thesis is available at University of Kentucky Library.
  • Tibbals, Alma. A History of Pulaski County Kentucky. Bagdad, Ky. : G. O. Moore, 1952. FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 H2t. Also at Filson Club Library.
  • Jillson, Willard Rouse, A Bibliography of Pulaski County, Kentucky: Citations of Printed and Manuscript Sources Touching upon its History. Frankfort, Ky. : Roberts Print. Co., 1954. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky.
  • Davenport, Lawrence C. Local Historical Research by a Class in Local Historical Research. Somerset, Ky. : Somerset Community College, 1966. Available at Filson Historical Society in Louiseville, Ky. Call No. 976.973 D247.
  • History (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

In early days, migration into Pulaski county was via the Wilderness Road and Zane's Trace. Early settlers typically came from North Carolina and Virginia. The county seat of Somerset was settled by folks from Somerset, New Jersey. In the early 1800s, the Flat Lick area had many settlers from Caswell, North Carolina.

By 1818 and formation of the National Road many left Pulaski county for the west (Indiana, Ohio, Missouri).

In the mid to late 1830s there was a migration pattern out of Pulaski to Indiana; and later there was a quite a bit of migration to Missouri. There is an 1836 diary of a lady who went from Virginia via Mt Vernon and on to Indiana and Missouri. Map of her journey.

Military Records

In deciding if your ancestor might have served in a war, keep in mind his age and place of residence at the date of a given war. And also his place of residence when war pensions were filed.

The FamilySearch wiki has the following Pulaski county, Kentucky military record pages:

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

War with Mexico

Civil War

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Persian Gulf War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Newspapers are used in genealogy to find obituaries, community news items (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and to provide historical content that document and enrich family history.

Pulaski county, Kentucky Newspaper Resources details sources available. Some sources have been microfilmed and/or digitized and are available at various repositories or on-line. Still others are in their original form at various repositories.

See also obituaries.

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

Obituaries

  • The Pulaski County Historical Society has several excellent collections of obituaries in various binders from the earlier Pulaski County newspapers, and is the most comprehensive place to start for obituaries in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  • Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. ca 2008. Death records 1887+.
  • Somerset Ky Obits (Feb 2001-present)
  • The Commonwealth-Journal (8/5/2008-current) is available through GenealogyBank.

Other Records

Collections: Manuscripts/Papers/Misc

  • Draper Manuscript Collection contains some information on Pulaski County, Kentucky residents. Search by surname or locality in various extent calendars, especially:
  • Mitchell, Bernice. Bernice Mitchell Papers, 1941-1988. See Filson Library.
  • Jillson, Willard Rouse. Willard Rouse Jillson Papers, 1918-1963.See University of Kentucky Library.
  • John Brazillia Lewis Papers, 1927-1978. Farm life in 1880s. See University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Owens, Joseph M. Papers : Letters and documents, 1849-1914. Available at Filson Club Library Special Collections.
  • Tibbals, Alma Owens. Alma Owens Tibbals papers, 1806-1940. See University of Kentucky. Alma Owens Tibbals served as regent for the Somerset, Ky. chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1930s.

Message Boards

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

As there is variation among counties in how probate records are organized, the reader will find it helpful to know that in Pulaski county the early will books include wills, administrations, inventories, bills of sale, and settlements; but by 1864 these things started being kept in separate books.

Index and Abstract Resources

There are several sources available to make your search of Pulaski County probate records easier. No single source is all inclusive. Each offers it own help that the others don't.

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Pulaski County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950 (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22p) was published by the Pulaski County Historical Society in 1991 and replaces it 1977 edition (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P22pu). In creating the index, the compilers searched the original will books at the Somerset Courthouse, the courthouse's 1935 typed index and microfilms. The powerful index found in the 1991 edition contains two sections. The first is an index to the wills, inventories and appraisements, settlements, sale of land, dower allotment, etc. The second is an index to the loose original wills that exist. Page 79 states, "the Pulaski County Historical Society has zerox [sic] copied all early original documents from the will files at the Pulaski County Courthouse. These documents are in the actual hand writing of the person who prepared the document. This list also includes some wills that were rejected by the court and were not recorded in the will books."

Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1 (FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 P2b) compiled by Annie Walker Burns doesn't give the will book volume and page number of the wills abstacted, but it's index does include executors and witnesses, which is something Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills 1800 to 1950 does not. Abstracts of wills in Pulaski County, Kentucky, vol. 1 only covers 1803-1850.

Abstract of will book one of Pulaski County, Kentucky prepared by Margaret Dunn Frye is available at the Martin F Schmidt Research Library in Frankfort. (976.902 P981f) This work created a devisee index to Will Book 1 in addition to the abstracts, thus making it one of the most powerful resources to be found for early Pulaski county research.

Pulaski County, Kentucky Will Book Number Two (1817-1829) compiled by Margaret Dunn Frye includes an index to "deceased persons and their heirs". So she has created a devisee index for us, which again is something "Pulaski County Kentucky Index to Wills" didn't do. Additionally, in her typescript abstracts she includes the names of buyers, executors, commr, etc. Although these buyers are not indexed, her book (FHL US/CAN Film 855,033 item 4) is only 37 pages of typescript and so it is a relatively easy read if you want to know if your ancestor was a buyer in an estate sale during this time period.

The General Index made by the county court is also available. (FHL US/CAN FILM 1,912,828)

Probate Records Indexes (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most have already been discussed in this wiki section, however, new and/or additional resources may be found there.

Will Books

Bonds, Inventories, Appraisements, Settlement

  • 1864-1902 - Administrators bonds. See FamilySearch Catalog.
  • 1864-1871 - Inventory, Appraisement and Settlement Book at Kentucky State Archives.
  • 1870-1909 - Inventories, Appraisements and Sale Bills on microform at Kentucky State Archives.
  • 1871-1909 - Inventories, appraisements. See FamilySearch Catalog.
  • 1870-1907 - Settlements, v 8-12. See FHL catalog.
  • 1865-1901 - Guardian Bonds. Available at KDLA on microfilm.
  • 1865-1901 - See FamilySearch Catalog.

Probate Files (Estate Packets)

  • 1800-1850 - Are not extant according to the Pulaski County Historical Society. County Clerk says these records would be found in the Circuit Clerks Office. Clerk of the Circuit Court does not think they exist. Loose original wills do exist. See content under wills.
  • 1993-present - Contact Pulaski County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 100 N Main St #302, PO Box 664, Somerset, KY 42502
  • Misc
  • 1922-1925 - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Probate Order Stub Book. Available at Kentucky State Archive.

Probate Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see  Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives and also at the state and county historical societies. Most, if not all, have already been discussed in this wiki section, but some new sources may be there.

School Records

Tax Records

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Tax records for Pulaski exist for most years from 1799-1966. Three main ways to access these records:

  • The 1799-1875 Pulaski county Tax Lists are also available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Genealogical Resources. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Family Tree Maker, FamilyTree, Legacy, Reunion, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.
  • Tax List films can be purchased from the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives.Go to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, click KDLA catalog, type in pulaski and tax.
  • FHL films can be rented from FHL for local family history center viewing.

Additional tax resources for Pulaski County, Kentucky:

  • 1799-1829 - Pulaski County Historical Society. Pulaski County, Kentucky Tax List Index  1799-1829. (Somerset, Ky. : Pulaski County Historical Society, 1982). See WorldCat.
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[11] digitized by Ancestry ($).
  • 1800-1803 - 1800-1803 Line Creek Tax Lists
  • 1882-1884 - Kentucky Treasury Dept. Withdrawl Reports: Tax Bills, 1882-1884. Description of this archival material located at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort can be found on WorldCat. Taxation for whiskey.
  • 1888-1916 - Pulaski County, County Clerk. List of Non-Residents' Land, 1888-1916. See Kentucky State Archives.
  • 1888-1934 - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Record of Land Sold for Taxes, 1888-1934. See Kentucky State Archives.
  • 1900-1934 - Pulaski County, County Clerk. Supervisors' Revised Tax Assessment Lists. See Kentucky State Archives.

Kandie Adkinson's "Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists: 1792-1840" is a must read. The beginning tax list researcher will find the second half of her article especially helpful and for the serious researcher she covers the legislation involved in the tax process in the first part of her article. She continues her work to 1880 in the 2011 editions of the periodical Kentucky Ancestors.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Pulaski County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Pulaski County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

If you can't find your ancestor in the collections referenced above, consider locating, from the list below, abstracted sources created prior to the microfilming or digitalizing dates of the respective collections. Sometimes original records were lost between the time of an early abstractor's compilaton and the date of the first microfilming or digitialization of the original records. It is also of note that variation in indexing quality exists among collections. Lastly, the sources listed below identify extant dates, scope and alternative resources for missing dates.

Birth

  • 1839-1960 - Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 at FamilySearch
  • 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878 - Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910, Ancestry $ (index, images). This is a digitization of KDLA microfilm of the county government records.
  • 1852-1859, 1861,1874-1878 - Pulaski County Historical Society. Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878 (Somerset, Ky.: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat. This is NOT available at FHL.
  • 1852-1861 - Pulaski County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517911 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
  • 1852-1910 - Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, Birth Index in Pulaski County, Pulaski County, Kentucky: A part of KYGenWeb. This sites data comes from a variety of sources. Year range is not complete--in part because of  non-extant county government birth records.
  • 1874 - Pulaski County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517912 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1875 - Pulaski County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517913 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1911-1999 - Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999 Ancestry $. Index only.

Marriage

  • 1609-2016 - Kentucky, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  • 1785-1979 - Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 at FamilySearch
  • 1787-1860 - Slevin, Ruth M. and Barbara Jordan. Marriage Bonds of Pulaski County, Kentucky, 1787-1860: with additional notes as obtained from the "consents". (Indianapolis, Ind., 1956). See Indiana State Library.
  • 1797-1954 - Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1798-1910 - Kaurish, Mary Weddle. Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriage Records. (Somerset, Kentucky : Pulaski County Historical Society, 1974). FHL US/CAN Book 976.963 V2p bk 1-4. Also note that the Pulaski County Historical Society will provide duplicated and certified photo copies of original marriage bonds and consent forms for the years 1799-1871 for a small fee.
  • 1799-1848 - "Minister returns, marriages, 1799-1848," Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter May 2007.
  • 1799-1850 - Masley, Betty, et al. Pulaski County, Kentucky Records #1: Marriages, 1799-1850. (Indianpolis, IN : Researchers, 1997). See WorldCat.
  • 1799-1850 - Gloe, Joan Gilbert. Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriages, 1799-1850. (Indianapolis, Ind. : Researchers, 1991). See WorldCat.
  • 1802-1850 - Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 $ Completeness of this Ancestry.com collection is unknown, but Pulaski is picked up. Index appears to be made from county government records.
  • 1852-1859 - Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)
  • 1852-1861 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517911 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1852-1855, 1857, 1874-1878 - Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914, Ancestry ($). This collection contains index to and images of the county government marriage register. Only dates given in bold are found in collection. In the 1850s both parties were asked for the county and state of birth. In the 1870s, the birth place was dropped, but both parties were asked for their father and mother names.
  • 1864-1924 - County Clerk, Pulaski county, Kentucky, Marriage Books 2-65. Available on microfilm at Kentucky State Libraries and Archives in Frankfort.
  • 1875 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517914 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1876-1878 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517915 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1973-2000 - Searchable KY Marriage Records
  • 1973-2000 - Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000
  • Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, Pulaski County Marriages, KYGenWeb.
  • Bell, Annie Walker Burns. Marriage Records of Pulaski County, Kentucky Typescript written in 1936. Filmed in 1973. FHL US/CAN Film 928,021 items 3-4. See also WorldCat.

Death

  • 1843-1970 - Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970 at FamilySearch - index
  • 1852-1859 - Birth, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859 (FHL US/CAN Film 216838 item 5)
  • 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1908, 1910-1914 - Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963, Ancestry ($)
  • 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1876, 1878 - Pulaski County Historical Society. Pulaski County, Kentucky Vital Statistics: Births 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878; Deaths 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1875-1876-1878 (Somerset, Ky. : Pulaski County Historical Society, 1983). See WorldCat.
  • 1854+ - Gayle Triller, coordinator, KYGenWeb Team, Death Certificates and Notices, KYGenWeb. Includes some Pulaski county related deaths published in the Nashville Christian Advocate.
  • 1870 - County and state government death records not extant. For death information, see 1870 Mortality Index, Pulaski County Genealogy Trails. Ancestry has images.
  • 1875 - Deaths, 1875. Microfilm of original records. (FHL US/CAN Film 974666 item 8)
  • 1911-1929? - Kentucky Vital Records Project has index and images of state issued death certificates. Free.
  • 1911-1965 - Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 at FamilySearch — index
  • Limited 1849-1947 - Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1870 at FamilySearch. Free. Collection contains no records from 1843-1848, 1864-1866, 1868-1870, 1872-1874, 1876-1878, 1880-1883, 1885, 1887-1889, 1892, 1893-1895, 1898-1899, 1902-1906, 1912, 1914-1925, 1927-1935, ...., 1948-1970 that cite death location as Pulaski county. Years that DO contain death information, do NOT cover all known extant Pulaski county and state government records.
  • 1911-2000 - Searchable KY Death Index
  • The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  • The Kentucky Vital Records Project, Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Pułaski County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Pulaski County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_County,_Kentucky, accessed 10 September 2018.
  7. Lyman Allen, transcriber,"Pulaski County Fact Book II, Chapter 5 Trade" Pulaski County Historical Society Newsletter. Date ca 2012. Page 9.
  8. Pulaski County, Kentucky. Circuit Court Order Book, 1810-1815, p. 267. FHL US/CAN Film 800,722 item 2.
  9. Pulaski county, Kentucky. County Court Order Book 3. Page 171.FHL US/CAN Film 804,647.
  10. Pulaski County Historical Newsletter, ca 2008, no volume number given.
  11. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  12. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.