Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy

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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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== Quick Dates  ==
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Hancock County's civil records start the following years:
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*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,  
 
*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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/hancock/ Hancock County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/hancock/ Hancock County KYGenWeb]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hancock/hancock.html Hancock County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hancock/hancock.html Hancock County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  

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Hancock County, Kentucky
Map
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
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Contents

Quick Dates

Hancock County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

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 [1]

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

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




Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).