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Guide to '''Hancock County, Maine ancestry, family history, and 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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| founded year = 1789
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| founded date = June 25
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| seat = [[Ellsworth, Maine|Ellsworth]]  
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| building address = Hancock County Courthouse<br> 50 State Street<br>Ellsworth, ME 04605<br>Phone. 207.667.9542<br>[http://co.hancock.me.us/ '''Hancock County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
{{MEDC}}[http://co.hancock.me.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>50 State Street<br>Ellsworth, ME 04605<br>Phone. 207.667.9542<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.<br>Probate Office has probate records.<br> Register of Deeds has land records. <br>County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*''Town clerks'' have birth, marriage and death records.  
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*''Clerk of the Superior Court'' has divorce and court records.  
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*''Probate office'' has probate records.  
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*''Register of Deeds'' has land records.  
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*''County Clerk'' has marriage records 1789-1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, 181, and 304. {{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  ====
  
Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''1789''' - Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*Two partitions:  
 
*Two partitions:  
**[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**'''1816''' - [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG" />  
**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**'''1827''' - [[Waldo County, Maine Genealogy|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
<div style="float: left; width: 147%">[[Image:{{MEHancockCoTownsMap}}]]
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'''1933''' - Hancock Hall, which housed the records for the City of Ellsworth, was destroyed by fire on May 7, 1933. <ref>Ellsworth, ME Great Fire, May 1933 http://www3.gendisasters.com/maine/11041/ellsworth-me-great-fire-disaster-may-7-1933</ref><br>
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{{Fire+}}
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
'''City''' &nbsp; • Ellsworth
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{{MEHancockCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''  
 
 
'''Towns'''  
 
  
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*[[Amherst, Maine|Amherst]]
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*{{AutoLink|Amherst, Maine|Amherst}}
*Aurora  
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*{{AutoLink|Aurora, Maine|Aurora}}
*Bar Harbor  
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*{{AutoLink|Bar Harbor, Maine|Bar Harbor}}
*Blue Hill  
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*{{AutoLink|Blue Hill, Maine|Blue Hill}}
*Brooklin  
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*{{AutoLink|Brooklin, Maine|Brooklin}}
*Brooksville  
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*{{AutoLink|Brooksville, Maine|Brooksville}}
*Bucksport  
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*{{AutoLink|Bucksport, Maine|Bucksport}}
*Castine  
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*{{AutoLink|Castine, Maine|Castine}}
*Cranberry Isles  
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*{{AutoLink|Cranberry Isles, Maine|Cranberry Isles}}
*Dedham  
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*{{AutoLink|Dedham, Maine|Dedham}}
*Deer Isle  
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*{{AutoLink|Deer Isle, Maine|Deer Isle}}
*Eastbrook
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*{{AutoLink|Eastbrook, Maine|Eastbrook}}
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*{{AutoLink|Ellsworth, Maine|Ellsworth}} (City)
  
 
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*Franklin  
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*{{AutoLink|Franklin, Maine|Franklin}}
*Frenchboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Frenchboro, Maine|Frenchboro}}
*Gouldsboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Gouldsboro, Maine|Gouldsboro}}
*Great Pond  
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*{{AutoLink|Great Pond, Maine|Great Pond}}
*Hancock  
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*{{AutoLink|Hancock, Maine|Hancock}}
*Lamoine  
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*{{AutoLink|Lamoine, Maine|Lamoine}}
*Mariaville  
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*{{AutoLink|Mariaville, Maine|Mariaville}}
*Mount Desert  
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*{{AutoLink|Mount Desert, Maine|Mount Desert}}
*Orland  
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*{{AutoLink|Orland, Maine|Orland}}
*Osborn  
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*{{AutoLink|Osborn, Maine|Osborn}}
*Otis  
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*{{AutoLink|Otis, Maine|Otis}}
*Penobscot
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*{{AutoLink|Penobscot, Maine|Penobscot}}
  
 
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*Sedgwick  
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*{{AutoLink|Sedgwick, Maine|Sedgwick}}
*Sorrento  
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*{{AutoLink|Sorrento, Maine|Sorrento}}
*Southwest Harbor  
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*{{AutoLink|Southwest Harbor, Maine|Southwest Harbor}}
*Stonington  
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*{{AutoLink|Stonington, Maine|Stonington}}
*Sullivan  
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*{{AutoLink|Sullivan, Maine|Sullivan}}
*Surry  
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*{{AutoLink|Surry, Maine|Surry}}
*Swan's Island  
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*{{AutoLink|Swan's Island, Maine|Swan's Island}}
*Tremont  
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*{{AutoLink|Tremont, Maine|Tremont}}
*Trenton  
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*{{AutoLink|Trenton, Maine|Trenton}}
*Verona Island  
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*{{AutoLink|Verona Island, Maine|Verona Island}}
*Waltham  
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*{{AutoLink|Waltham, Maine|Waltham}}
*Winter Harbor
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*{{AutoLink|Winter Harbor, Maine|Winter Harbor}}
  
 
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'''Unorganized territories'''  
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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|Eagle Island Military Plantation, Maine|Eagle Island Military Plantation}} {{!}} {{AutoLink|Islandport, Maine|Islandport}} {{!}} {{AutoLink|Mansel, Maine|Mansel}} {{!}} {{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>
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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine Townships]].
  
 
*'''''Central Hancock:''''' Fletchers Landing  
 
*'''''Central Hancock:''''' Fletchers Landing  
*'''''Eagle Island'''''  
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*'''''[[Eagle Island Military Plantation, Maine|Eagle Island]]'''''  
 
*'''''East Hancock:'''''  
 
*'''''East Hancock:'''''  
 
**Township 3 North Division and Strip North  
 
**Township 3 North Division and Strip North  
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**Township 16 Middle Division  
 
**Township 16 Middle Division  
 
**Township 22 Middle Division  
 
**Township 22 Middle Division  
**Township 28 Middle Division  
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**Township 28 Middle Division ({{AutoLink|Number 28 MD Plantation, Maine|Number 28 MD Plantation}})
 
**Township 34 Middle Division  
 
**Township 34 Middle Division  
 
**Township 35 Middle Division  
 
**Township 35 Middle Division  
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Bar Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Bucksport  
 
'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Bar Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Bucksport  
  
'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Bass Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Islesford &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Minturn &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Northeast Harbor  
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Bass Harbor &nbsp;• Islesford • Minturn &nbsp;• Northeast Harbor  
  
'''Indian Reservation''' &nbsp; • Penobscot Indian Island Reservation
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'''Neighboring Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine Genealogy|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine Genealogy|Washington]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources ===
  
[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
=== Resources ===
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*'''1676-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1780-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2242146|Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1215&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|419296|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=23&CScnty=1215 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mefrankl/cem.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hancock+Maine&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maine&county=Hancock&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/hancock.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Church Records ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1837 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2303027|Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.hancockcountydeeds.com/ Hancock County Deeds]
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
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*'''1676 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1718 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1835 - 1838''' - {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry]], Company B.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1862-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1881486|Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|1807269|Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|Hancock}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|Hancock}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1584 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994 Maine Wills and Probate Records 1584-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
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*'''1670 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Libraries, Archives, Museums  ===
 
=== Libraries, Archives, Museums  ===
  
[http://abbemuseum.org Abbe Museum]<br>"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"<br><br>Two Locations:<br>26 Mount Desert Street<br>Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 <br><br>Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring<br>Acadia National Park<br><br>(207) 288-3519 <br>[mailto:info@abbemuseum.org info@abbemuseum.org]
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[http://abbemuseum.org Abbe Museum]<br>"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"<br><br>Two Locations:<br>26 Mount Desert Street<br>Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 <br><br>Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring<br>Acadia National Park<br><br>(207) 288-3519  
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==== Family history Centers  ====
  
==== Family history Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Ellsworth Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ellsworth Maine Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County (backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Hancock County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Hancock County
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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Latest revision as of 18:07, 14 February 2017

United States
Maine


Hancock County

Guide to Hancock County, Maine ancestry, family history, and 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

History

Parent County

1789 - Created 25 June 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1933 - Hancock Hall, which housed the records for the City of Ellsworth, was destroyed by fire on May 7, 1933. [2]
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places / Localities

Towns

Extinct towns and plantation:[3]  Eagle Island Military Plantation | Islandport | Mansel | Number 28 MD Plantation | Seaville[4]

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine Townships.

Communities   • Bar Harbor         • Bucksport

Villages   • Bass Harbor  • Islesford • Minturn  • Northeast Harbor

Neighboring Counties:  Knox | Penobscot | Waldo | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Maine Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

History

Local histories are available for Hancock County, Maine Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Maine Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Maine Land and Property for additional information about early Maine land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Military Records

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Hancock County, Maine Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Hancock County, Maine Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry, Company B.

Online Records

World War I

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hancock County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Maine tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

In Maine, vital records are kept by town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. For more information, see the Wiki page for the town and the Wiki page, Maine 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

Family history Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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. Ellsworth, ME Great Fire, May 1933 http://www3.gendisasters.com/maine/11041/ellsworth-me-great-fire-disaster-may-7-1933
  3. 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.
  4. 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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