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Guide to '''Pulaski County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| building address = '''Pulaski County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 218<br>Mound City, Illinois 62963<br>(618) 748-9360<br>[http://www.pulaskicountyil.net/Pulaski_County/Home.html Pulaski County Website]
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== Pulaski County Organization  ==
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=== Pulaski County Organization  ===
  
 
Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pulaski County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Downloaded4384250363296455108 Casimir+Pulaski.PNG|thumb|right|200px]] Pulaski county was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski 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.  
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[[Image:Casimir Pulaski.png|thumb|right|<center>Count Casimir Pulaski</center>]] Pulaski county was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski 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  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1843--'''Pulaski County was created 3 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Mound City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1843--'''Pulaski County was created 3 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Johnson County, Illinois Genealogy|Johnson]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Mound City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Kazimierz Pulaski who was killed at the Siege of Savannah in the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Mound City and the county was organized on 1843. The County is located in the South Central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Pulaski  County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pulaski/ accessed 04/19/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Pulaski County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
'''November 22, 1879''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1879'''   A fire burned the courthouse on 22 November and most records were destroyed.<br>
 
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'''1837'''  Some records were damaged by a flood.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{Pulaski County, Illinois}}  
 
{{Pulaski County, Illinois}}  
  
<br>'''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.  
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<br>'''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 websites. 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  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Pulaski}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pulaski, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=766 county list]  
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6590&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=766&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://pulaski.illinoisgenweb.org/cemeteries.htm ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/pulascem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/pulaski.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 Illinois Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pulaski+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Pulaski+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/pulaski.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=766 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Pulaski&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Pulaski Graveyards of Illinois]
 
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| [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
 
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*[http://debdavis.org/illinois/pulaski/unknown.htm Calvin-Barber Cemetery]  
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The following web sites have additional information on Pulaski county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6590&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk] by Epodunk.com 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://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwmoundcitycem.html Confederate Burials in Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: Illinois in the Civil War  
 
*[http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwmoundcitycem.html Confederate Burials in Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: Illinois in the Civil War  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/pulaski/levins/levins.htm Levins Cemetery], courtesy: Afrigeneas  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/pulaski/masonic.htm Masonic Cemetery], courtesy: Afrigeneas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/pulaski/pulcem.htm Pulaski Ill. Afrigeneas Cemetery Listing], courtesy: Afrigeneas  
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*[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: United States Department of Veteran Affairs (nationwide search)  
 
*[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: United States Department of Veteran Affairs (nationwide search)  
*[http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/moundcity.asp Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: United States Department of Veteran Affairs (cemetery info)
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/il/pulaski/moundnat/index.htm Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: Interment  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/il/pulaski/moundnat/index.htm Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: Interment  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/pulascem.htm Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48153 Mound City National Cemetery], courtesy: Ancestry ($)
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*[http://debdavis.org/illinois/pulaski/unknown.htm Calvin-Barber Cemetery] courtesy of DebDavis.org foundation.  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/pulaski/mtzion/mtzion.htm Mount Zion Cemetery], courtesy: Afrigeneas
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*[http://debdavis.org/mtzion/mtzion.htm Mount Zion Cemetery]
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*[http://debdavis.org/mtzion/mtzion.htm Mount Zion Cemetery] courtesy of DebDavis.org foundation.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/olmstead_cem.txt Olmstead Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
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*[http://debdavis.org/illinois/pulaski/rhinnie.htm Ranney Hill Cemetery]  
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*[http://debdavis.org/illinois/pulaski/rhinnie.htm Ranney Hill Cemetery] courtesy of DebDavis.org foundation.
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/pulaski/cemeteries/rhinnie.txt Rhinnie Hill Cemetery], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/pulaski/rhinnie_hill.htm Rhinnie Hill Cemetery], courtesy: Afrigeneas
 
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/pulaski_map.html Pulaski County Federal Township Plats]
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Pulaski.html Pulaski County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
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:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/illinois-maps/il-pulaski-county-illinois-1870-map.html Township Map of 1870 Pulaski County, Illinois] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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:*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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:*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
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] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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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<br> 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] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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 [[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 [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
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 [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
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:*'''1883-1883''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1883-1883''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pulaski|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/pulaski-county/ Pulaski County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pulaski/ Pulaski County Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Pulaski-County.htm Pulaski County IL Genealogy]
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pulaski|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pulaski/ Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pulaski/ Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
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Latest revision as of 14:36, 21 June 2017

United States
Illinois
Pulaski County

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

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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


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

Count Casimir Pulaski
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]

Description

The county was named for Kazimierz Pulaski who was killed at the Siege of Savannah in the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Mound City and the county was organized on 1843. The County is located in the South Central area of the state.[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

1879 A fire burned the courthouse on 22 November and most records were destroyed.
1837 Some records were damaged by a flood.

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

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 websites. 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

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

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

  • ePodunk by Epodunk.com gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.

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

A chapter on Pulaski County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available for online at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 56.

Histories of several Pulaski County churches are included in:

  • Atherton, Wanda L. et al. Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes. 2 vols. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1988, c1988-c1992. FHL Book 977.3998 D3a v. 1-v. 2.


Baptist

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:

  • "Benedictine Fathers at Wetaug, or, The Cluny Priory," Tri-County Record, ca. 1932-1933. FHL Film 960440 Item 3.

Christian

  • Angel, Mrs. O.L. Grain Chain, Illinois, Christian Church. Typescript. Microfilmed 1974: FHL Film 960440 Item 4.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Mound

Disciples of Christ

History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois, Pulaski County section appears on page 364 is available online, courtesy: Internet Archive

  • Hough, Mrs. Frances L. The History of Pulaski County Episcopal Church, available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through 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 SIU IRAD Wiki page.

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

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or 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 SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of original records

Maps

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Military

Civil War

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.

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
-109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or 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 SIU IRAD Wiki page.

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

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

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Pulaski County.

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. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


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 SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Birth

Abstracts

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Online Resources

Copies of original Marriage Records

Death

Online Resources


Abstracts

Copies of original Death Records

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pulaski/ accessed 04/19/2017.