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 Pulaski’s 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 Pulaski County 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 Pulaski County Public Library, conveniently located on South Main Street in Somerset, within easy walking distance of the courthouse. There is ample free parking.

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 extensive.

Our research room is equipped with computers available for use by any researcher needing Internet access—including access to the subscription side of's databases. Wireless Internet is also available for visitors who have laptops.

Our volunteer staff is friendly, helpful and courteous. Apart from the general library usage policies, we don't have a lot of rules or restrictions, although there are a few things of which researchers should be aware:
  • Food and/or drinks are not allowed at the research tables or computer stations
  • Cameras are prohibited for the purpose of copying records
  • Photocopies are $0.20 each
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!

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