Hancock County Research Resources ...

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provided transcriptions and advice on site design, content and overall direction.  She
has been great to work with and is much appreciated.  Penny may be contacted at:
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If you are new to family history research, you may find this information helpful.
Research suggestions relating to Hancock County

OHGenWeb site  Click here(Offsite)

USGenWeb site  Click here(Offsite)

Research suggestions relating to Hancock County

Hancock County Genealogy Society

Hancock County Genealogy Society
  (Offsite)
Hancock County OGS Publications (Offsite)

Hancock County Courthouse - Probate  (County Probate website click here)
308 Dorney Plaza
 Findlay, Ohio  45840
 419.424.7079

Findlay - Hancock County Public Library
  Website
MAIN LIBRARY HOURS
Monday-Thursday
9:30am-8:30pm

Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm

206 Broadway
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Telephone: 419-422-1712
FAX: 419-422-0638

REFERENCE LINE:
419-422-1737

Findlay - Hancock County Library OBITUARY files may be accessed here.
This database took over 20 years to accomplish and serves as an excellent resource for obituaries.

Archives
Search the Hancock County List Archives (Offsite)

The list Archives date back to 1997 and may provide a means to connect with other researchers working on your lines and other information.

Hancock County Archives - USGenWeb Project
(Offsite)

This "virtual library" of historical documents that have been contributed by researchers.  Here you will find the individual Ohio Counties' Archives, and you may find items such as wills, obituaries, letters, biographical sketches, County and Township histories, census, cemeteries, etc.

Search the Archive of Messages for OHHANCOC Mailing List: Click to access several years of posts to the Hancock County mailing list.  In addition to query requests, many researchers have posted items like obits and other information about their family research.  When asked for the name of the list, enter OHHANCOC (OH for Ohio and Hancock for Hancock County.  You may use a similar approach to access other United States county lists.

Biographies - Hancock County residents
Hancock County Biographies contributed to RootsWeb (Offsite)

Birth Records - Hancock County, Ohio

Birth Records Contributed by Hancock County researcher.  Click here.

Births that occurred in the City of Findlay

Findlay Health Department 
(Offsite)
455 Clinton Ct, Findlay, OH 45840

Births that occurred in Hancock County outside of Findlay
Hancock County Health Department  (Offsite)
222 Broadway, Findlay, OH 45840

Cemetery Lists
Cemeteries
This web site lists Hancock County Cemeteries and includes maps to location.

Cyndi's List
Click here.  (Offsite)

City Directory
DistantCousin.com - Hancock County Directory - 1927  (Offsite)
DistantCousin.com - Findlay City Directory - 1927  (Offsite)

Census (Offsite)
Hancock County Census - 1880  (Transcribed Text Version)
Hancock County Census - 1830 (Transcription)
Hancock County Census - 1930 (Partial transcription)
Online Census Images
Census Online - Ohio Map
Census Online - Links to Online Census Records



Cities and Villages
Hancock County Ohio - Populated Places (cites and towns) from GNIS
Geographic Names Information System (Offsite)

Death Records
Death Records Contributed by Hancock County researcher.
Records A - L
Records M - Z

Ohio Death Certificate Database  Click here.  (Offsite)
RootsWeb Death Record Database  Click here.  (Offsite)

Hancock County Divorces
Legal briefs - contributed by Hancock County researcher.  Click here.

History
Hancock County Historical Tidbits - A through L
Hancock County Historical Tidbits - M through Z

These are short historical pieces discussing the daily lives and activities of people in the County.  Information includes births, deaths, marriages, appointments, visitors to the county and more during the 1800's and early 1900's.

History of Hancock County Ohio - Warner Beers & Company - 1886
  (Offsite)
Historical Collections of Ohio by Henry Howe - 1888  (Offsite)
Biographies, Family Histories and Other Contributions by Hancock County Researchers

History of Hancock County: 1886 - By R. C. Brown
 
(Offsite)

Land Records
Hancock County Ohio - Bureau of Land Management Land Purchase Records  
These records are extracted from the Bureau of Land Management Database for the state of Ohio. It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Land Records contributed by Hancock County researcher.  Click here.

 

LDS Family Search
Click here  (Offsite)

Message Boards (Offsite)
RootsWeb - Hancock County  (Offsite)
GenForum - Hancock County
  (Offsite)

Mail List for Hancock County Ohio

F
or those interested in genealogy in Hancock County, you are encouraged to subscribe to the Hancock County LIST.  Just send email to:
OH
Hancock-L-request@rootsweb.com

Leave the subject line blank and
put the word SUBSCRIBE in the message bodyYou will receive an automatic response confirming your subscription along with instructions on how to post messages and unsubscribe when you choose.  The LIST membership is free.

Maps
Map showing ALL Ohio Counties (Offsite)
1886 Township County Map
Township Map Current - easy to read

1914 Hancock County Map from Atlas
.  Shows towns and connecting roads. (Offsite)

Ohio Map showing all Counties and Townships - Useful Research Tool
  
Note:  This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the file.
May be printed.

Marriage Records
This onsite resource lists various Hancock County marriages 1828-1945.  Click here.

Medical Terminology
Do not miss this resource if you need to decipher a medical diagnosis that used the old terminology.  Click here.

Obituaries

Findlay - Hancock County Library Obituary files may be accessed here.
This database took over 20 years to accomplish and serves as an excellent resource for obituaries.

Hancock County Researcher obituary submissions click here.
Obituary Index - from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center  (Offsite)
There are a few obits listed at this site.  (Offsite)

Personal Histories of Hancock County Residents

Record Dates - Hancock County Ohio  (dates record keeping began)

Birth Marriage Death Land Court
1867 1828 1867 1820 1828

Surnames and Queries
Submitted by Hancock County Researchers

Search the OHGenWeb Index for Hancock County related documents
To begin search, click here.  (Offsite)

Social Security Death Index
Click here.  (Offsite)

Tax Lists - Hancock County

Townships
1886 Township County Map
Township Map Current - easy to read


Ohio Map showing all Counties and Townships - Useful Research Tool
  
Note:  This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the file.
May be printed.

Hancock County Wills
Abstracts of selected wills contributed by Hancock County Researcher.  Click here.

Other