Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Hancock County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hancock County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1793
County Seat Sparta
Courthouse
Address Hancock County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Sparta, GA 31087
Phone: 706.444.6644
Hancock County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage records from 1805 and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records
from 1919 and land records from 1794[1]

History

Parent County

1793--Hancock County was created 17 December 1793 from Greene and Washington Counties.
County seat: Sparta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

  • Wills 1804-1814 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book G, 1811-1815 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book H, 1811-1815 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book I, 1815-1818 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book J, 1818-1824 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Book L, 1820-1828 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Book M, 1823-1828 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Wills 1862-1881 Georgia Pioneers

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1863 - Hancock County Birth Index 1863. Batch C713011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1806-1879 - Hancock County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1806-1879. Batch M713011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-1876 - Hancock County Marriage Books 4 thru 6 Index 1869-1876. Batch M713012 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1880 - Hancock County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1876-1880. Batch M713013 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1880-1882 - Hancock County Marriage Books 9 and 10 Index 1880-1882. Batch M713014 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1886 - Hancock County Marriage Book 11 Index 1882-1886. Batch M713015 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1891 - Hancock County Marriage Book 12 Index 1886-1891. Batch M713016 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1900 - Hancock County Marriage Book 13 Index 1891-1900. Batch M713017 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

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, Georgia. Page 156 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
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