Hancock County, Georgia
Genealogy, History & Facts
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 counties are adjacent to Hancock County, GA?
Bordering Counties are Taliaferro County, Warren County ( northeast), Glascock County, Washington County, Baldwin County, Putnam County, Greene 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 Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Georgia Marriage Project
- Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
- Marriage Records from Microfilm
- Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
- Georgia Marriages to 1850
- Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900
- Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967
- Georgia Death Certificates, 1919-1927
- Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928-1930
- Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927
- Georgia Deaths, 1928-1930
- Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998
- Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
- Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927
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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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.
Hancock County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 12630 Broad Street, Sparta, GA 31087
- Phone: (706) 444-5746
- A Look at the History of Hancock Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Hancock County Clerk of Superior Court
- Phone: 706-444-6644
- Land Records: 1794
- Court Records: 1794
- Hancock County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 706-444-5343
- Marriage Records: 1806
- Probate Records: 1794
- Hancock County Assessors Office
- Address: 9535 Jones Street, Sparta, GA 31087
- Phone: 706-444-5721
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Sparta-Hancock County Historical Society, 526 Court St; Sparta, GA 31087-1114; (706) 444-9957
- East Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 117, Winder, GA 30680
- Georgia State Archives – 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260; 678.364.3700
- Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401
- Georgia Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 54574, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0575
Where can I connect with other Hancock County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Hancock County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Hancock County
- Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.