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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hancock County'''  
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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[http://co.hancock.me.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>50 State Street<br>Ellsworth, ME 04605<br>Phone. 207.667.9542<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.<br>Probate Office has probate records.<br> Register of Deeds has land records. <br>County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://co.hancock.me.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>50 State Street<br>Ellsworth, ME 04605<br>Phone. 207.667.9542<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.<br>Probate Office has probate records.<br> Register of Deeds has land records. <br>County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*Two partitions:  
 
*Two partitions:  
**[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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*'''''Central Hancock:''''' Fletchers Landing  
 
*'''''Central Hancock:''''' Fletchers Landing  
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[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]  
 
[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]  
  
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[http://abbemuseum.org Abbe Museum]<br>"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"<br><br>Two Locations:<br>26 Mount Desert Street<br>Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 <br><br>Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring<br>Acadia National Park<br><br>(207) 288-3519 <br>[mailto:info@abbemuseum.org info@abbemuseum.org]  
 
[http://abbemuseum.org Abbe Museum]<br>"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"<br><br>Two Locations:<br>26 Mount Desert Street<br>Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 <br><br>Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring<br>Acadia National Park<br><br>(207) 288-3519 <br>[mailto:info@abbemuseum.org info@abbemuseum.org]  
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*[[Ellsworth Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ellsworth Maine Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mehancoc/ The Hancock County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mehancoc/ The Hancock County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Hancock County
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Hancock County
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse
50 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone. 207.667.9542

Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.
Probate Office has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 25 June 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

City
  • Ellsworth
Towns
  • Amherst
  • Aurora
  • Bar Harbor
  • Blue Hill
  • Brooklin
  • Brooksville
  • Bucksport
  • Castine
  • Cranberry Isles
  • Dedham
  • Deer Isle
  • Eastbrook
  • Franklin
  • Frenchboro
  • Gouldsboro
  • Great Pond
  • Hancock
  • Lamoine
  • Mariaville
  • Mount Desert
  • Orland
  • Osborn
  • Otis
  • Penobscot
  • Sedgwick
  • Sorrento
  • Southwest Harbor
  • Stonington
  • Sullivan
  • Surry
  • Swan's Island
  • Tremont
  • Trenton
  • Verona Island
  • Waltham
  • Winter Harbor

Unorganized territories

  • Central Hancock: Fletchers Landing
  • Eagle Island
  • East Hancock:
    • Township 3 North Division and Strip North
    • Township 4 North Division and Strip North (aka Oqiton Township)
    • Township 7 South Division
    • Township 9 South Division
    • Township 10 South Division
    • Township 16 Middle Division
    • Township 22 Middle Division
    • Township 28 Middle Division
    • Township 34 Middle Division
    • Township 35 Middle Division
    • Township 39 Middle Division
    • Township 40 Middle Division
    • Township 41 Middle Division
  • Northwest Hancock: Township 32 Middle Division
Communities
  • Bar Harbor
  • Bucksport
Villages
  • Bass Harbor
  • Islesford
  • Minturn
  • Northeast Harbor

Neighboring Counties

Penobscot | Waldo | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Libraries, Archives, Museums

Abbe Museum
"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"

Two Locations:
26 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
Acadia National Park

(207) 288-3519
info@abbemuseum.org

Family history Centers

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.