Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Template:Mississippi-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Hancock County

County Courthouse

Hancock County; 150 Main St; BAY St. Louis, MS 39520; Ph. 2128.467.5404 Details: (Clk Cir Ct has m & ct rec; Clk Chan Ct has div, pro & land rec

History

Parent County

1812--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Bay St. Louis [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bay St. Louis

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Hancock County 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. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles
Company G - Gainesville Volunteers
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Poitevent’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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