Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 16:38, 6 August 2012 by Jaburgess (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

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

County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse
150 Main St;
BAY St. Louis MS 39520
Phone: 228.467.5404 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records;
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1812--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Bay St. Louis [2] 

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Mississippi page 379, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).