Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy

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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148429 Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock] BillionGraves
  
 
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
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*Men from Pulaski County enlisted in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]. Adjutant General. ''Official Army Register, Report of the Adjutant General'', 1864.
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====== Civil War Battle Fought in Pulaski County  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Pulaski County.
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*1863 - September 10 = Bayou Forche, also known as Little Rock<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#ar Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 26 April 2012).</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
 
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*[http://arkansas-catholic-1911.intuitwebsites.com/index.html Southern Guardian, 1911-2001] - an ongoing digitization project to make these issues of the predecessor to the Arkansas Catholic available online. As of April 2011, only 1911 issues are available.
  
 
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*'''1838-1971''' - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1838-1971 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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*'''1838-1921''' - Pulaski County Marriage Books 1-81, B1-B4 Index 1838-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
  
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==

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Guide to Pulaski County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Pulaski County, Arkansas
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Facts
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Little Rock
Courthouse
Address Pulaski County Courthouse
401 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone 501.340.8500
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Contents

County Courthouse

Pulaski County Courthouse
401 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone 501.340.8500

County Clerk has marriage records from 1838, probate records from 1820, voter registration records from 1952, real estate tax records from 1828, personal property tax records from 1869 and poll tax from 1892; Clerk Circuit Court has court, land an naturalization records; Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records; History Commission has probate court records before 1920.[1]

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

1838



1820

History

Parent County

  • 1818--Pulaski County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County.  County seat: Little Rock [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pulaski County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

1820--Census is missing.

Church Records

Contents of church records depend upon the beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Little Rock

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

The county has copies of deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, and more recorded by individuals. See Arkansas Land and Property for online collections of transfers from the government.

Local Histories

Template:AR History Intro

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include"an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War
Civil War Battle Fought in Pulaski County

The following Civil War battle was fought in Pulaski County.

  • 1863 - September 10 = Bayou Forche, also known as Little Rock[3]
Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

  • Southern Guardian, 1911-2001 - an ongoing digitization project to make these issues of the predecessor to the Arkansas Catholic available online. As of April 2011, only 1911 issues are available.

Occupations

Probate Records

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for Online Collections and more information.

Taxation

Arkansas tax records provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

See the Arkansas Vital Records page. See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at FamilySearch.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

County Courthouse

Pulaski County Courthouse
401 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone 501.340.8500

County Clerk has marriage records from 1838, probate records from 1820,
voter registration records from 1952, real estate tax records from 1828,
personal property tax records from 1869 and poll tax from 1892;
Clerk Circuit Court has court, land an naturalization records;
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records; History Commission has
probate court records before 1920[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1818--Pulaski County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County.  County seat: Little Rock [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pulaski County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1820--Census is missing.

Church

Contents of church records depend upon the beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Little Rock

Court

Land

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

The county has copies of deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, and more recorded by individuals. See Arkansas Land and Property for online collections of transfers from the government.

Local Histories

Template:AR History Intro

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include"an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War
Civil War Battle Fought in Pulaski County

The following Civil War battle was fought in Pulaski County.

  • 1863 - September 10 = Bayou Forche, also known as Little Rock[6]
Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Newspapers

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

  • Southern Guardian, 1911-2001 - an ongoing digitization project to make these issues of the predecessor to the Arkansas Catholic available online.  As of April 2011, only 1911 issues are available. 

Probate

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for Online Collections and more information.

Taxation

Arkansas tax records provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

See the Arkansas Vital Records page. See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at FamilySearch.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 April 2012).
  4. 4.0 4.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 April 2012).