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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hancock County'''
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Guide to '''Hancock County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Hancock County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Garner
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1851--'''Hancock County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 25 November 1858. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Garner <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1851--'''Hancock County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 25 November 1858. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Garner <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Forest City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
  
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
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{{IA Probate Intro|Hancock}}
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202192&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Hancock&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Hancock/ Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:54, 18 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Hancock County

Guide to Hancock County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



Hancock County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Garner
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Hancock County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 25 November 1858. County seat:  Garner [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cerro Gordo | Franklin | Humboldt | Kossuth | Winnebago | Worth | Wright

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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 Iowa Church Records.


Lutheran
  • Records of First Lutheran Church, Forest City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

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.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

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

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Hancock - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).