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Guide to '''Hancock County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Hancock County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1827 | founded date = January 26 | seat = Greenfield | building image = | building address = [http://www.hancockcoingov.org/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>9 E Main Street<br>Greenfield, IN 46140<br>Phone: 317.462.1109 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1828*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1827</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1828</center>
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try... [[Hancock County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Hancock County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Hancock County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
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| county = Hancock County
 
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| state = Indiana
 
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| founded year = 1827
 
| founded date = January 26
 
| seat = Greenfield
 
| building image =
 
| building address = [http://www.hancockcoingov.org/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;9 E Main Street<br> Greenfield, IN 46140<br> Phone: 317.462.1109 <br>
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed January 26, 1827 from [[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]] County<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Greenfield <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hancock County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
[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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==== Description ====
  
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>  
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The county was named for John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, who signed his name prominently to the Declaration of Independence. There it was forced to surrender, ensuring American independence. It's county seat is Greenfield and was founded March 1, 1828.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/ accessed 3/28/2017.</ref> It is located in the Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hancock County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_County,_Indiana 3/28/2017.</ref>
  
== History ==
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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[[Hamilton County, Indiana Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Henry County, Indiana Genealogy|Henry]] {{•}} [[Rush County, Indiana Genealogy|Rush]] {{•}} [[Shelby County, Indiana Genealogy|Shelby]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]]
 
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<center>{{INHancock, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
'''1827--'''Hancock County was created 26&nbsp;January 1827&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Greenfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]]
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==== Biographies  ====
*[[Henry County, Indiana|Henry]]
 
*[[Madison County, Indiana|Madison]]
 
*[[Marion County, Indiana|Marion]]
 
*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Indiana|Shelby]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=821 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hancock+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Hancock&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/hancock/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/hancock.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/hancock.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_hancockcauldwell.php Cauldwell (Jackson) Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_hancockcauldwell.php Cauldwell (Jackson) Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_hancockgillium.php Gillium Chapel (Methodist) Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_hancockgillium.php Gillium Chapel (Methodist) Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hancockwynn.php Wynn Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_hancockwynn.php Wynn Cemetery]
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records  ====
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|Hancock|574669}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
*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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==== Genealogies  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== Court ====
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===== Local Histories =====
  
==== Land  ====
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*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 {{FHL|216482|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-hancock-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions/oclc/3558068&referer=brief_results other library] [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00rich#page/n9/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] [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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*Hancock County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
*<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>
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}  
*Hancock County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/hist/ Linkpendium<br>]<br>
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Hancock|390660}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Hancock County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*Hancock County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp;- [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
*Veterans in Hancock County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Veterans in Hancock County, Indiana (1886) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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===== ''Mexican War, 1846-1848''  =====
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*Men of Hancock County in The Mexican -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/mexican-war.html Genealogy Trails]
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===== ''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 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  
  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)]], Company G  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)]], Company G  
*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Companies B, G,&nbsp;and Reorganized Company G  
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*[[8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Companies B, G, and Reorganized Company G  
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Reorganized Company C  
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]], Reorganized Company C  
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry]], Company B  
 
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry]], Company B  
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*Men of Hancock County in The Civil War - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/civil-war.html Genealogy Trails]<br>
 
*Men of Hancock County in The Civil War - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/civil-war.html Genealogy Trails]<br>
  
*"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]
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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) 977.258 H2r FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|216482|item|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] [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00richrich#page/254/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] [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]
  
===== Mexican War, 1846-1848 =====
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
*Men of Hancock County in The Mexican -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/mexican-war.html Genealogy Trailss]
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Hancock County [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 Hancock Roll Honor]
  
===== World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918  =====
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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 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
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
  
*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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*Hancock County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/hancock.htm Access Genealogy ]
*Residents of Hancock County, Indiana Who Served in World War I ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
  
===== World War II, 1941-1945 =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
*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 ]
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Newspapers&nbsp;  ====
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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/ Banner Online]
  
Many Hancock County residents were covered in the Knightstown Banner. See their obituary archive and genealogy columns at http://thebanneronline.com/
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== School Records ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Hancock}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
*Graduates of Mount Comfort High School (1902-1929) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Graduates of Wilkinson High School (1898-1926) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers for Hancock County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Hancock|496883}}
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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])
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.hancockcoingov.org/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>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>
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'''Hancock County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 375<br>28 Apple St.<br>Greenfield, IN 46140<br>E-mail: [mailto:hancockhistory@live.com hancockhistory@live.com]<br>[http://www.hancockhistory.org/index.php/contact-us Website]<br><br>
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'''Hancock County, Indiana, Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br>700 N. Broadway<br>Greenfield, IN 46140<br><br>
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'''Genealogical Society of Hancock, IN Inc.'''<br>PO Box 122<br>Greenfield, IN 46140-0122<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inhcgs/index.html/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*[[Fishers Indiana Family History Center|Fishers Indiana Family History Center]]
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].  
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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==== Taxation  ====
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Hancock|469633}}
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
*HANCOCK COUNTY, INDIANA: MARRIAGES 1828-1836 -[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/marriages.html Genealogy Trails]
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1828-1836''' Hancock County, Indiana Marriages [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/marriages.html Genealogy Trails]
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Hancock|351361}}
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/hancock-county/ Hancock County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsquest.com/indiana/hancock/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsquest.com/indiana/hancock/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/ Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Hancock/ Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Indiana
Hancock County

Guide to Hancock County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hancock County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1827
County Seat Greenfield
Courthouse
Address Hancock County Courthouse
9 E Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317.462.1109
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1828*
1882*
1827
1828
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed January 26, 1827 from Madison County[1]
  • County Seat: Greenfield [2]

Description

The county was named for John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, who signed his name prominently to the Declaration of Independence. There it was forced to surrender, ensuring American independence. It's county seat is Greenfield and was founded March 1, 1828.[3] It is located in the Central area of the state.[4]

Neighboring Counties

Hamilton  • Madison  • Henry  • Rush  • Shelby  • Marion

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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
[INGenWeb] WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Mexican War, 1846-1848
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
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 Access Genealogy

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Many Hancock County residents were covered in the Knightstown Banner. See their obituary archive and genealogy columns at Banner Online

Obituaries

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Online Records


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

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. [5]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Hancock County Historical Society
PO Box 375
28 Apple St.
Greenfield, IN 46140
E-mail: hancockhistory@live.com
Website

Hancock County, Indiana, Genealogical Society, Inc.
700 N. Broadway
Greenfield, IN 46140

Genealogical Society of Hancock, IN Inc.
PO Box 122
Greenfield, IN 46140-0122
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation. Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Hancock County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/hancock/ accessed 3/28/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Hancock County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_County,_Indiana 3/28/2017.
  5. 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.