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Hancock County, Georgia Facts

When was Hancock County, GA Created?
Hancock County was established on December 17, 1793 from Greene County and Washington County (portion of Hancock County was used to help create Taliaferro County in 1825). The county was named in honor of John Hancock (1737 – 93), President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

What is the County Seat of Hancock County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Sparta and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Taliaferro CountyWarren County ( northeast), Glascock CountyWashington CountyBaldwin CountyPutnam CountyGreene County

Hancock County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Hancock County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hancock County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hancock County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Hancock Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Hancock County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Hancock County, GA Census Records

What Hancock County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hancock County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Hancock County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Hancock County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Hancock County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Hancock County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hancock County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Hancock County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Georgia courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Georgia residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Hancock County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Hancock County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hancock County, GA?
A list of Hancock County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hancock County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Hancock County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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