Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy
Guide to Pulaski County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pulaski County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas, United States Genealogy
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15, 1818|
|County Seat||Little Rock|
|Address||Pulaski County Courthouse|
401 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Occupations
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Taxation
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Pulaski County Courthouse
401 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
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.
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
- 1818--Pulaski County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County. County seat: Little Rock 
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
See an interactive map of Pulaski County boundary changes.
Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]
Research Guides[edit | edit source]
African Americans[edit | edit source]
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
- Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock BillionGraves
Census[edit | edit source]
1820--Census is missing.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Little Rock
Court[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
- Biographies from The History of Pulaski County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
- Family Maps of Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of 1898 Pulaski County, Arkansas with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
Military[edit | edit source]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
- Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include"an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
Regiments. Service men in Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy:
- - 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)
- - 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company D
- - 4th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, C, D and E
- - 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate),
- - 20th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and I
- - 36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and K.
- - 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union), Companies C, G, H, K, L and M
- - 4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)
Civil War Battle Fought in Pulaski County[edit | edit source]
The following Civil War battle was fought in Pulaski County.
- 1863 - September 10 = Bayou Forche, also known as Little Rock
- Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
Naturalization[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pulaski newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch. Do a Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see, FamilySearch Catalog Places Search).
- Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Fayetteville Daily Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Daily Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Northwest Arkansas Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- Courier Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- 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[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
- Probate Records 1818-1920 Part of: County Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
- Includes Administration bonds 1839-1886; Administration bonds and letters 1886-1902; County Court records 1846-1857; Guardian bonds 1864-1873; Guardian bonds and letters 1873-1911; Letters of administration 1860-1886; Letters of guardianship 1873-1886; Letters of testamentary 1861-1919; Probate packets 1819-1920; Probate records 1849-1913; Wills 1818-1849.
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1838-1971 - Pulaski County Marriage Index 1838-1971 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1838-1921 - Pulaski County Marriage Books 1-81, B1-B4 Index 1838-1921 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
- Jacksonville Arkansas Family History Center 312 HWY 319 East Vilonia AR 72173 United States
- Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center 13901 Quail Run Dr Little Rock AR 72210-6915
- Pinnacle Mountain Arkansas Family History Center 600 South Rodney Parkham Rd, Little Rock AR 72205 United States
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Pulaski Co. AR Genealogy Page
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Pulaski County Genealogy (Arkansas Genealogy)
References[edit | edit source]
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
- Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 April 2012).
- FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
- 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.