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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Hancock County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Hancock_County,_Kentucky|Hancock County]]''  
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hancock County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/hancock/ Hancock Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Hancock_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1829
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| founded date = January 3
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| seat wl = Hawesville
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Hancock_County_Kentucky_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Hancock County Courthouse, Hawesville, Ky.]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hancock County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1829
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1829
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1829
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|275px|Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
  
[[Image:John_Hancock.JPG|thumb|right|400px|John Hancock (1737-1793)]]
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[http://www.hancockky.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>225 Main Cross Street<br>PO Box 146<br>Hawesville, KY 42348<br>Phone: 270.927.6117<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:John Hancock.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock John Hancock] (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock John Hancock] (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adair  
 
| Adair  
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| Arrington Corner  
 
| Arrington Corner  
 
| Floral  
 
| Floral  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195383&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hancock%2C+Pellville&columns=*,0,0 Pellville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hancock%2C+Pellville|subject|disp=Pellville}}
 
| Victoria Crossroads
 
| Victoria Crossroads
 
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| Chambers  
 
| Chambers  
| Hawesville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawesville,_Kentucky Hawesville]
 
| Roseville  
 
| Roseville  
 
| Weberstown
 
| Weberstown
 
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| Dukes  
 
| Dukes  
| Lewisport  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisport,_Kentucky Lewisport]
 
| Skillman  
 
| Skillman  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyhancock.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African Americans  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hancock.html Hancock Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1034 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Hancock County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The[[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|354869|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Hancock County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4016&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hancock County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 1515
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| 1840= 2581
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| 1850= 3853
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| 1860= 6213
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| 1870= 6591
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| 1880= 8563
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| 1890= 9214
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| 1900= 8914
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| 1910= 8512
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| 1920= 6945
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| 1930= 6147
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| 1940= 6807
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| 1950= 6009
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| 1960= 5330
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| 1970= 7080
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| 1980= 7742
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| 1990= 7864
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| 2000= 8392
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| estimate=8636
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| estyear=2007
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21091.txt
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/hancock/ Hancock County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195382&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Hancock&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hancock/hancock.html Hancock County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hancock/ Hancock-Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hancock/ Hancock-Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Hancock County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 3, 1829
County Seat Hawesville
Courthouse
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hancock County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1829 1852 1830 1829 1829
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Hancock County Courthouse
225 Main Cross Street
PO Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348
Phone: 270.927.6117[1]

History

John Hancock.JPG

The county is named after John Hancock (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

1829--Hancock County was created 3 January 1829 from Breckinridge, Daviess and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Hawesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adair Easton Patesville Sunny Corner
Arrington Corner Floral Pellville Victoria Crossroads
Cabot Goering Petri Waitman
Chambers Hawesville Roseville Weberstown
Dukes Lewisport Skillman

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African Americans

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18301,515
18402,58170.4%
18503,85349.3%
18606,21361.3%
18706,5916.1%
18808,56329.9%
18909,2147.6%
19008,914−3.3%
19108,512−4.5%
19206,945−18.4%
19306,147−11.5%
19406,80710.7%
19506,009−11.7%
19605,330−11.3%
19707,08032.8%
19807,7429.4%
19907,8641.6%
20008,3926.7%
Est. 20078,6362.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21091.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Kentucky page 271, 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).