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Hancock County, Illinois
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Hancock County, Illinois Facts

When was Hancock County, IL Created?
Hancock County was established on January 13, 1825.

What is the County Seat of Hancock County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Carthage also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Henderson CountyMcDonough CountySchuyler CountyAdams CountyLewis County, Missouri, Clark County, Missouri, Lee County, Iowa

Hancock County, IL Census Records

What Hancock County, IL 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 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Hancock Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Hancock County, IL 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 Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois 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 Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Hancock County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hancock County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Hancock Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hancock Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hancock Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Hancock Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hancock Co. IL General and History Websites

Hancock Co. IL Military Records