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?
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.
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
Copies of original records County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository.
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites.
Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.
See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.1879 A fire burned the courthouse on 22 November and most records were destroyed. For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see: 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.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.Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk.See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.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.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.