Hancock County, Mississippi
History & Facts
Hancock County, Mississippi Facts
When was Hancock County, MS Created?
Hancock County was established on December 14, 1812 from Un-Organized land.
Hancock County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Hancock County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hancock County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.
Hancock County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.
You can search online for Hancock County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Hancock County, MS Census Records
What Hancock County, MS census records are available?
Hancock County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hancock Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Hancock Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Hancock County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Hancock County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hancock county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1853, All records were detroyed. The county was severely damaged from Hurricane Katrina on August 28-29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.
- Hancock County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 152 Main St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
- Hancock County Chancery Court Clerk
- Phone: (228)467-5406
- Land Records: 1853
- Probate Records: 1853
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Hancock County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: (228) 467-5265
- Marriage Records: 1853
- Court Records: 1853
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951
- Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784
- Land Claims in Mississippi Territory, 1789-1834
- BLM Land Records
Hancock County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hancock County, MS?
A list of Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Hancock County Historical Society, 108 Cue Street, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi 39520; 228 467-4090
- Hancock County Public Library, Bay St. Louis, MS
- L.W. Anderson Genealogical Library
- USGenWeb Archives for Hancock County (usgwarchives.net)
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History, North Street, Jackson, MS 39201; Ph. (601) 576-6850,200
- Mississippi Historical Society, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571
- Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216
- Mississippi Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Hancock County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Hancock County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Hancock County
- Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Hancock County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.