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'''Extinct town:'''<ref>Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.</ref> &nbsp;{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Seaville, Maine|Seaville}}}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 99. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
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'''Extinct towns and plantation:'''<ref>Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.</ref> &nbsp;{{AutoLink|Islandport, Maine|Islandport}} {{!}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Number 28 MD Plantation, Maine|Number 28 MD Plantation}} {{!}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Seaville, Maine|Seaville}}}}}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 99. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
  
 
'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
 
'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Bass Harbor &nbsp;• Islesford • Minturn &nbsp;• Northeast Harbor  
 
'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Bass Harbor &nbsp;• Islesford • Minturn &nbsp;• Northeast Harbor  
  
'''Neighboring Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]  
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'''Neighboring Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 19:50, 18 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Hancock County

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

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Hancock County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Ellsworth
Courthouse
Address Hancock County Courthouse
50 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone. 207.667.9542
Hancock County Website


County Courthouse

Town clerks  have birth, marriage and death records. Clerk of the Superior Court  has divorce and court records. Probate office  has probate records. Register of Deeds  has land records. County Clerk  has marriage records 1789-1891. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 25 June 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns

Extinct towns and plantation:[2]  Islandport | Number 28 MD Plantation | Seaville[3]

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Hancock: Fletchers Landing
  • Eagle Island
  • East Hancock:
    • Township 3 North Division and Strip North
    • Township 4 North Division and Strip North (a.k.a. Oqiton Township)
    • Township 7 South Division
    • Township 9 South Division
    • Township 10 South Division
    • Township 16 Middle Division
    • Township 22 Middle Division
    • Township 28 Middle Division
    • Township 34 Middle Division
    • Township 35 Middle Division
    • Township 39 Middle Division
    • Township 40 Middle Division
    • Township 41 Middle Division
  • Northwest Hancock: Township 32 Middle Division

Communities   • Bar Harbor         • Bucksport

Villages   • Bass Harbor  • Islesford • Minturn  • Northeast Harbor

Neighboring Counties:  Knox | Penobscot | Waldo | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Libraries, Archives, Museums

Abbe Museum
"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"

Two Locations:
26 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
Acadia National Park

(207) 288-3519
info@abbemuseum.org

Family history Centers

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, 181, and 304. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 99. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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