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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hancock County''' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]]&gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Hancock County''<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.hancockcoingov.org/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;9 E Main Street<br> Greenfield, IN 46140<br> Phone: 317.462.1109 <br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1828. <br>County Recorder has land records. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Indiana 213 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
 
*Index to Defective, Delinquent &amp; Dependent Census for Hancock County, Indiana (1880) (members only databae, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Delinquent &amp; Dependent Census for Hancock County, Indiana (1880) (members only databae, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*<span style="display: none" id="1303865621896S">&nbsp;</span>Richman, George J.''History of Hancock County, Indiana; Its People, Industries and Institutions''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co, 1916.)&nbsp; 977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|216482|itemitem|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hancock-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3558068&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00rich#page/n9/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=uo5uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+Hancock+County,+Indiana;+its+people,+industries+and+institutions,&source=bl&ots=7iv1ZNy7B3&sig=2K6XanAk7iZLkF59X_5PvingD0k&hl=en&ei=M2q3TZSlG9PPiAKPyNwt&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>  
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*<span id="1303865621896S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Richman, George J.''History of Hancock County, Indiana; Its People, Industries and Institutions''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co, 1916.)&nbsp; 977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|216482|itemitem|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hancock-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3558068&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00rich#page/n9/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=uo5uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+Hancock+County,+Indiana;+its+people,+industries+and+institutions,&source=bl&ots=7iv1ZNy7B3&sig=2K6XanAk7iZLkF59X_5PvingD0k&hl=en&ei=M2q3TZSlG9PPiAKPyNwt&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>  
 
*Hancock County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/hist/ Linkpendium<br>]<br>
 
*Hancock County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/hist/ Linkpendium<br>]<br>
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Veterans in Hancock County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) <br>
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*Veterans in Hancock County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War. 1914-1918 -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/rollhonor.html &nbsp;Genealogy Trails]<br>
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===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
  
*Men of Hancock County in The Civil War - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/civil-war.html Genealogy Trails]<br>
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Civil War service men from Hancock County 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 Hancock County
  
*Men of Hancock County in The Mexican -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/mexican-war.html Genealogy Trailss]<br>
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)]], Company G
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*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Companies B, G,&nbsp;and Reorganized Company G
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Reorganized Company C
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry]], Company B
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company B, and Reorganized Company G
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry]], Company I
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Reorganized Company E
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company D
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*[[53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company A
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*[[57th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|57th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company A
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*[[69th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Companies B, C, and D
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*[[75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company I
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*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company B
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*[[105th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|105th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company E
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*[[132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies F, and I
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*[[134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company K
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*[[147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Company F
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*[[148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Companies C, and I <br>
  
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'''Civil War Sources for Hancock County'''
  
*Civil War
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*Men of Hancock County in The Civil War - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/civil-war.html Genealogy Trails]<br>
  
Civil War service men from Hancock County 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 Hancock County  
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*"Military Annals" Chapter 7 in Richman, George J.''History of Hancock County, Indiana; Its People, Industries and Institutions''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co, 1916.) (page 255-328 Regiment, Company, Name) &nbsp; 977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|216482|itemitem|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hancock-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3558068&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00richrich#page/254/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=uo5uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+Hancock+County,+Indiana;+its+people,+industries+and+institutions,&source=bl&ots=7iv1ZNy7B3&sig=2K6XanAk7iZLkF59X_5PvingD0k&hl=en&ei=M2q3TZSlG9PPiAKPyNwt&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
  
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company G
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===== Mexican War, 1846-1848  =====
*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|8th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, G,&nbsp;and Reorganized Company G
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company C
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company B
 
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B, and Reorganized Company G
 
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company I
 
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company E
 
*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
 
*[[53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|53rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
 
*[[57th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|57th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A
 
*[[69th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]],&nbsp; Companies B, C, and D
 
*[[75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|75th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
 
*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1300065533593_48" />
 
*[[105th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|105th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
 
*[[132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|132nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies F, and I
 
*[[134th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|134th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K
 
*[[147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|147th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
 
*[[148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|148th Regiment,]] Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and I
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
  
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*Men of Hancock County in The Mexican -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/mexican-war.html Genealogy Trailss]
  
Civil War Book
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===== World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918  =====
  
*<span style="display: none" id="1303865621896S">&nbsp;</span>"Military Annals" Chapter 7 in Richman, George J.''History of Hancock County, Indiana; Its People, Industries and Institutions''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co, 1916.) (page 255-328 Regiment, Company, Name) &nbsp; 977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|216482|itemitem|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hancock-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3558068&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00richrich#page/254/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=uo5uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+Hancock+County,+Indiana;+its+people,+industries+and+institutions,&source=bl&ots=7iv1ZNy7B3&sig=2K6XanAk7iZLkF59X_5PvingD0k&hl=en&ei=M2q3TZSlG9PPiAKPyNwt&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Hancock County&nbsp;- [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Adams+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com] ($) [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/rollhonor.html
  
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*A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War. 1914-1918 -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/rollhonor.html &nbsp;Genealogy Trails]
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*Residents of Hancock County, Indiana Who Served in World War I ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Hancock County&nbsp;- [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Adams+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com] ($) [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/rollhonor.html <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Geneate Trails</span>]<br>
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===== World War II, 1941-1945  =====
  
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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*Hancock County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp;&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/hancock.htm AccessGenealogy ]
  
*Hancock County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp;&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/hancock.htm AccessGenealogy ]<br>
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==== Newspapers&nbsp; ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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Many Hancock County residents were covered in the Knightstown Banner. See their obituary archive and genealogy columns at http://thebanneronline.com/
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Graduates of Mount Comfort High School (1902-1929) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Graduates of Wilkinson High School (1898-1926) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers for Hancock County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*HANCOCK COUNTY, INDIANA: MARRIAGES 1828-1836 -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/marriages.html Genealogy Trails]
 
*HANCOCK COUNTY, INDIANA: MARRIAGES 1828-1836 -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/marriages.html Genealogy Trails]
  
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==

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County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse
 9 E Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317.462.1109

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1828.
County Recorder has land records.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. [1]

History

Parent County

1827--Hancock County was created 26 January 1827 from Madison County.
County seat: Greenfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Hancock County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military

   Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Hancock County 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 Hancock County

Civil War Sources for Hancock County

  • "Military Annals" Chapter 7 in Richman, George J.History of Hancock County, Indiana; Its People, Industries and Institutions. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co, 1916.) (page 255-328 Regiment, Company, Name)   977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection  other library  INTERNET ARCHIVE   Google books
Mexican War, 1846-1848
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
  • A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War. 1914-1918 - Genealogy Trails
  • Residents of Hancock County, Indiana Who Served in World War I ($, Indiana Genealogical Society)
World War II, 1941-1945
  • Hancock County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps  -  AccessGenealogy

Newspapers 

Many Hancock County residents were covered in the Knightstown Banner. See their obituary archive and genealogy columns at http://thebanneronline.com/

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Indiana 213 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).