Researching in Pulaski County
Pulaski County was formed in 1799 from Green and Lincoln
Counties. At that time, portions of McCreary, Rockcastle and Wayne Counties
were within Pulaskis boundary.
Generally speaking, doing research in Pulaski County is enjoyable. There have
been no large, record-destroying courthouse fires; most all public records
which ever existed can be found either at our office or at the
courthouse, with the exception of a few 1810s-1820s county court record
books (which somehow were lost several decades
ago) and items like circuit court case files (which have all been transferred
to the Kentucky Department of
Libraries and Archives in Frankfort).
Our offices are located on the lower level of the
County Public Library, conveniently located on South Main Street in
Somerset, within easy walking distance of the courthouse. There is ample free
Thanks to the dedication, resourcefulness and selflessness of many volunteers
and researchers over the years, the list of books, genealogies, files, photos
and other material available in our collections at our facility is quite
Our research room is equipped with computers available for use by any
researcher needing Internet accessincluding access to the subscription
side of Ancestry.com's databases. Wireless Internet is also available for
visitors who have laptops.
Our volunteer staff is friendly, helpful and courteous. Apart from the general
policies, we don't have a lot of rules or restrictions,
although there are a few things of which researchers should be aware:
If you have any questions about planning your research visit or our
collections, please contact us. We encourage you to
stop by and visit with us. Hope to see you soon!
- Food and/or drinks are not allowed at the research tables or computer
- Cameras are prohibited for the purpose of copying records
- Photocopies are $0.20 each