Hancock County, West Virginia Records
Hancock County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 15, 1848 from portions of Brooke County. The county was named in honor of John Hancock (1737-1793), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts
Hancock County is bordered by Columbiana County, Ohio (north and west), Beaver County, Pennsylvania (east), Washington County, Pennsylvania (southeast), Brooke County (south), Jefferson County, Ohio (west). A Map of Hancock County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Hancock County Cities and Towns include Chester, New Cumberland, New Manchester, Newell, Weirton
Hancock County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Hancock County, WV Courthouse
The Hancock County Courthouse is located in New Cumberland, West Virginia. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863.
- Hancock County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1854, Land Records from 1848 and Probate Records from 1848.
- Hancock County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1848.
Hancock County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Hancock County, West Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1917 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1921 to present.
- Divorce Records: from 1968 to present
- Locations: West Virginia Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Registration, Division of Health, 350 Capitol St, Rm 165, Charleston, WV 25301-3701; (304) 558-2931; Info: (304) 558-2931
Hancock County, West Virginia Resources
- Mary H Weir Public Library
- Hancock County Historical Society of West Virginia, Swaney Library, New Cumberland, WV 26047; mailing address: 2669 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062; Phone (304) 748-4829
- Hancock County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Hancock County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Hancock County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Weirton Daily Times (Weirton, West Virginia)
- Hancock County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Hancock Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Hancock County Encyclopedia
- Hancock County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Hancock Co. WVGenweb
- Hancock County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Hancock County, West Virginia Military Records