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

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Hancock County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1848
County Seat New Cumberland
Courthouse
Address Hancock County Courthouse
P O Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Phone: 304-564-3311
Hancock County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate and land records from 1848
  • Clerk Circuit Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1848--Hancock County was created 15 January 1848 from Brooke County.
County seat: New Cumberland [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Hancock County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.  

Church

Court

County Clerk

Land

  • Deed books, 1848-1863 Hancock County was part of Virginia until 1864, when it became part of West Virginia.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Civil War

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. Company I.
WW1

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Hancock County, West Virginia Wills 1853-1917 

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society

Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society
P O Box 454
Newell, West Virginia 26050-0454

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, West Virginia. Page 743 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).


 

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