Hancock County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Hancock County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1820 from Logan County, Delaware County and Wood County. This county was named for John Hancock (1737-1793), president of the Continental Congress. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Hancock County is bordered by Wood County (north), Seneca County (northeast), Wyandot County (southeast), Hardin County (south), Allen County (southwest), Putnam County (west), Henry County (northwest corner) .. A Map of Hancock County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hancock County Cities and Towns include Findlay, Fostoria, Arcadia, Arlington, Benton Ridge, Jenera, McComb, Mount Blanchard, Mount Cory, Rawson, Van Buren, Vanlue. Other communities include Mortimer, Williamstown . A Map of Hancock County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hancock County Townships include Allen, Amanda, Biglick, Blanchard, Cass, Delaware, Eagle, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Orange, Pleasant, Portage, Union, Van Buren, Washington.

Hancock County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Hancock County, Ohio Courthouse
Hancock County, OH Courthouse
Hancock County Townships Map
Hancock County, OH Township Map

The Hancock County Courthouse is located in Findlay, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio 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. Some records in Wood County for 1820-1828.

  • Hancock County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1828 and Probate Records from 1828. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Hancock County Recorder has Land Records from 1820. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Hancock County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1828. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Hancock County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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