Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy

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Revision as of 17:47, 11 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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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

Contents

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

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

Court

Land

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

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).