Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy Guide2016-07-03T14:41:39+00:00

Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Hancock County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 17, 1793 from Greene County and Washington County. Portion of Hancock County was used to help create Taliaferro County in 1825. Hancock County was named in honor of John Hancock (1737 - 93), President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Hancock County is bordered by  Taliaferro County (north), Warren County ( northeast), Glascock County (east), Washington County (southeast), Baldwin County (southwest), Putnam County (west), Greene County (northwest)

A Map of Hancock County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hancock County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Hancock County, Georgia Courthouse
Hancock County, GA Courthouse

The Hancock County Courthouse is located in Sparta, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hancock county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Hancock County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1794 and Court Records from 1794. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Hancock County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1806 and Probate Records from 1794.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Hancock County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Hancock County Assessors Office
  • 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.

Hancock County, Georgia Census Records

Hancock County, Georgia Vital Records

Hancock County, Georgia Resources

Hancock County, Georgia External Links

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