Hancock County, West Virginia

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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock_County,_West_Virginia|Hancock County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Hancock County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Hancock County
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat wl = New Cumberland
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| building address = Hancock County Courthouse<br>P O Box 367<br>New Cumberland, WV 26047<br>Phone: 304-564-3311<br>[http://hancockcountywv.org/ '''Hancock County Website''']
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate and land records from 1848
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*Clerk Circuit Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Hancock County was&nbsp;created 15 January 1848&nbsp;from [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]] County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Cumberland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Hancock County was&nbsp;created 15 January 1848&nbsp;from [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' New Cumberland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Hancock County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Wvhancock.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvhancock.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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Go here for general [[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records of West Virginia]]
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Union'''
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]]. Company I.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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Hancock County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030611%3Fcc%3D1909099 Wills 1853-1917&nbsp;]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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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.
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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.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1854-1873, 1880-1971 - free.
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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'''[[Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society|Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society]]'''
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'''[[Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society]]'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 454<br>Newell, West Virginia 26050-0454
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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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189944&subject_disp=West+Virginia%2C+Hancock&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 22:10, 21 May 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Hancock County

Guide to Hancock County West Virginia 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

See an interactive map of Hancock County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvhancock.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Civil War

Union

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

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

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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

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).