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Guide to Pulaski County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pulaski County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Address|| Pulaski County Courthouse
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1903
For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Fire destroyed most of the Pulaski County, Missouri courthouse records June 13, 1903.
For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses
Family Biographies from The History of Pulaski County, Missouri (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
LDS Ward and Branch 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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.
Local histories are available for Pulaski County, Missouri. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.
- Biographies from The History of Pulaski County, Missouri (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
- Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)
- Map of 1904 Pulaski County with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pulaski County, Missouri newspapers in online catalogs like:
In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.
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 information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.
St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births. The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries
Genealogy/Historical Society of Pulaski County
P.O. Box 144
Waynesville, MO, 65583
Phone: (573) 774-6883 - Lorraine Rigsby
Email: email@example.com - Jeff Mitchell
Pulaski County Library District
P.O. Box 340
Richland, MO. 65556
Phone: (573) 765-3642
Family History Centers
- Pulaski County, MO History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Missouri Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Missouri Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pulaski County, Missouri. Page 404 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Pulaski County Courthouse in Encyclopedia of Missouri Courthouses (4 March 2014).
- This page was last modified on 28 March 2014, at 19:54.
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