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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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Guide to '''Hancock County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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| county = Hancock County  
 
| county = Hancock County  
 
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| founded date = January 15
 
| founded date = January 15
 
| seat = Garner
 
| seat = Garner
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Hancock County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
  
== History  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Britt|place|disp=Britt}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Goodell|place|disp=Goodell}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Kanawha|place|disp=Kanawha}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Klemme|place|disp=Klemme}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Liberty Township|place|disp=Liberty Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock, Woden|place|disp=Woden}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]] | [[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]] | [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]] | [[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]] | [[Worth County, Iowa|Worth]] | [[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]]  
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[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Humboldt County, Iowa Genealogy|Humboldt]]{{•}} [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth]]{{•}} [[Winnebago County, Iowa Genealogy|Winnebago]]{{•}} [[Worth County, Iowa Genealogy|Worth]]{{•}} [[Wright County, Iowa Genealogy|Wright]]  
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=587&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|628050|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=587 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/hancock/cemeteries.html IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hancock+Iowa&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Hancock&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/hancock/hancock.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/hancock.html Tombstone Project]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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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] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*''History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago counties, Iowa&nbsp;: together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships; history of Iowa''. Springfield, Illinois&nbsp;: Union Pub. Co., 1884.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE109632 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [https://archive.org/details/historyofkossuth01spri Internetarchive] (Free)and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652838 Hathitrust] (Free)
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*''History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement''. Chicago&nbsp;: Pioneer Pub., 1917.
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2523394 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2605908 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.  
 
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''The Britt News Tribune.''''' 1951-55. Britt, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6747 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''Forest City Summit.''''' 1955 Forest City, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8336 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{IA Probate Intro|Hancock}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Deaths=====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Hancock County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 8<br>Klemme, IA 50449-0081<br>E-mail: [mailto:hancoiagensoc@comm1net.net hancoiagensoc@comm1net.net]<br>[https://www.findlaylibrary.org/hcgensoc Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [https://iowaculture.gov/history/research/collections State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Select from research collection topics
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=hancock+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "hancock county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=hancock+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "hancock county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/hancock/ IAGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/hancock/hancock.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/hancock/ genealogytrails.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] FamilySearch
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Hancock/ RootsWeb Resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Hancock/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/hancock/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Hancock-County.htm Hancock County IA at LDS Genealogy]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/hancock-county/ StateofUS.com]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Hancock|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=hancock+county+iowa&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Hancock/ Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ia/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.hancock/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Hancock County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Hancock_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Hancock_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 19:18, 2 November 2017

United States
Iowa
Hancock County

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

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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
IowaHancockCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Hancock County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1873 1880 1840 1857 1859

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 [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

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Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

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.


  • History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships; history of Iowa. Springfield, Illinois : Union Pub. Co., 1884.
  • History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa : a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement. Chicago : Pioneer Pub., 1917.

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.

  • The Britt News Tribune. 1951-55. Britt, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Forest City Summit. 1955 Forest City, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Probate

Online Probate Records

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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Hancock County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8
Klemme, IA 50449-0081
E-mail: hancoiagensoc@comm1net.net
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.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topics
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "hancock county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "hancock county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Hancock County IA at LDS Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Hancock County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).