Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy

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== Pulaski County Organization  ==
 
== Pulaski County Organization  ==
  
Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:  
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/pulascem.htm Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/pulascem.htm Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/olmstead_cem.txt Olmstead Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/olmstead_cem.txt Olmstead Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/rhinnie.txt Rhinnie Hill Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/rhinnie.txt Rhinnie Hill Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
:*'''1873–1945''' Deed Index  [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1873–1891''' Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|232327|item|disp=FHL films 960371 }}
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:*'''1843–1888''' Deeds {{FHL|232327|item|disp=FHL films 960372–83}}
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:*'''Selected land records''' {{FHL|264656|item|disp=FHL film 963962 Item 8}}
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:*'''1978''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Atlas & plat book, Pulaski - Alexander County, Illinois, 1978'' Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, 1962. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560398 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560398|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 E7p}}
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:*'''1873–1945''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1842–1945''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1842–1945''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1940–1944''' Recorder's miscellaneous record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1940–1944''' Recorder's miscellaneous record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
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:*'''1862–1973''' Index to probate files {{FHL|275305|item|disp=FHL film 1000370}}
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:*'''1862–1890'''Probate journals {{FHL|267319|item|disp=FHL film 960441–2}}
 
:*'''1862–1944''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1862–1944''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1898–1956''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1898–1956''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the [[Pulaski County, Illinois Courthouse|Pulaski County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the [[Pulaski County, Illinois Courthouse|Pulaski County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== Societies ===
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=== Societies ===
  
'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical_Society_of_Southern_Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Pulaski Pulaski County Clerk]&nbsp;while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|Illinois Department of Public Health.]] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
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:*'''1882–1918''' Birth Record {{FHL|262885|item|disp=FHL film 960484 and 960487}}
 
:*'''1882–1926 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1882–1926 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
  
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'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1872–1923''' Marriage index {{FHL|262894|item|disp=FHL film 960485}}
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:*'''1923–1936''' Marriage register index{{FHL|262894|item|disp=FHL film 960485}}
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:*'''1857; 1861–1922''' Marriage register {{FHL|262894|item|disp=FHL film 960486}}
 
:*'''1861–1947''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1861–1947''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== Death  ====
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
  
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:*'''1882–1919 '''Death record {{FHL|262885|item|disp=FHL film 960484 and 960487}}
 
:*'''1882–1926 '''Death record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1882–1926 '''Death record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1882–1929 '''Death record, stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1882–1929 '''Death record, stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pulaski records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  

Revision as of 22:13, 12 August 2011

Pulaski County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Pulaski County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 3, 1843
County Seat Mound City
Courthouse
Pulaski County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Pulaski County Courthouse
P.O. Box 218
Mound City, Illinois 62963
(618) 748-9360
Pulaski County Website
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Pulaski County

Contents

Pulaski County Organization

Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pulaski County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1882
1861
1882
1850
1843
1862

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the Pulaski County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Pulaski county was named for Count Casimir Pulaski who emigrated from Poland and was killed fighting on the side of the patriots in the American Revolution. He saved the life of George Washington and is one of only seven people awarded honorary United States citizenship.

Parent County

  • 1843--Pulaski County was created 3 March 1843 from Johnson County.  County seat:  Mound City [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pulaski County boundary changes.

Record Loss

November 22, 1879 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities


To see a list of places in Pulaski County, click on [Show], in the bar above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190014,554
191015,6507.5%
192014,629−6.5%
193014,8341.4%
194015,8757.0%
195013,639−14.1%
196010,490−23.1%
19708,741−16.7%
19808,8401.1%
19907,523−14.9%
20007,348−2.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church Records

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from three Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Pulaski County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Mound

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

The online Shawnee Community College Local History Project includes dozens of personal interviews, newspaper clippings, and even a Jackson Family Bible to give you a taste of historic Pulaski County. Was your relative one of the interviewed individuals?

  • Wall, J. L. Moyers' Brief History of Pulaski County: 1843-1943. Mound City, Ill.: The Pulaski Enterprise, 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Copies of original records

Maps

Military

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

- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Copies of original records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the Pulaski County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Pulaski County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health. with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Birth

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Copies of original Marriage Records

Death

Copies of original Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).