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When was Hancock County, WV Created?
Hancock County was established on January 15, 1848 from Brooke County.
What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Columbiana County, Ohio (north and west), Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Brooke County, Jefferson County, Ohio.
Where can find Hancock County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hancock County vital records can be found at the West Virginia Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records from January 1917 to present; marriage records from 1921 to present and divorce records from 1968 to present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in West Virginia for current fees and application process.
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 West Virginia Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
What Hancock County, WV 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 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hancock Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also West Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Hancock County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hancock County, WV?
A list of Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Hancock County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hancock County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a list which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.