Genealogical Databases

In addition to its print and microfilm resources, the Pulaski County Public Library provides free access to several genealogical databases.

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An invaluable resource for genealogical research, Ancestry provides a comprehensive guide to U.S. sources, including the U.S. census, military records, and immigration records, as well as extensive Canadian and international collections. Ancestry can only be accessed onsite at the library.

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Family Search

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Get access family trees, microfilms, free records, and photos to allow you to discover your family and their past. Microfilm may be ordered for a nominal fee $5.50 and may be viewed at the library.

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Find a Grave

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Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc. Also search through the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.

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Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. Unlike most of our digital services, Fold3 can only be accessed onsite at the library.

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Hoosier State Chronicles

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Hoosier State Chronicles provides free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana's historic newspapers.

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Indiana Memory

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A collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, Indianas history, and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.

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Plat Books, Transfer Books, & More

The Pulaski County Auditor's Office has made several local historical resources available, including plat books, transfer books, and minutes from Pulaski County Commissioners and Pulaski County Council meetings.  Find all of these resources at

Find a Grave

The Library manages over 5,000 memorials on Find A Grave and has contributed nearly 10,000 photos and other supplemental information to the site.  To learn more about our work, click here.

FamilySearch Library Affiliate

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The Pulaski County Public Library is proud to be an Affiliate Library of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  This service allows the library access to digital records not available outside of the Salt Lake City location.  Altogether, this affiliation provides local access to around 400 million original records. Learn more at

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The names of the local men below are among the more than 58,000 names that appear on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. According to The Wall’s requirements, they died within, or while on a mission to, the defined combat zone of Vietnam.

Stuart Binkley – 1947-1971

Larry Bonnell – 1943-1967

Randall Nightingale – 1943-1968

John Parcel – 1947-1968

Richard Podell – 1938-1967

Gerald “Jerry” Shank Jr. – 1936-1964

Did you know one of these men? The Pulaski County Public Library is collecting local memories to give breadth to their memory. Funny stories, sad stories, and all shades in between are welcome. These recollections will be included in a permanent resource available in the Library’s local history room.

Share your memory of one of these men using our online form. Paper forms are also available at the library.

Visit the Library to pick up a free map with directions to each man’s gravesite in Pulaski County and a short biography.