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Hancock, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories

Land Records

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories

Town Records

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Brief History

Hancock was chartered on July 31, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  Over 80 percent of its area is taken up by the Green Mountain National Forest.  The population was 323 at the 2010 census. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Addison County, Vermont GenWeb

Town Histories

Hancock heritage, 1781-1981: a collection of photographs, old and new, Hancock Historical Society (1980) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Hancock is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories

Maps

1871 map of Hancock Township

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Hancock. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.

  • Hancock Village Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Hancock Village Cemetery (Old) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery deeds, 1897-1975 and 1798-1869 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches

Church records, Hancock & Granville, VT, 1878-1922 - available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1783-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hancock Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1792-1853; index, 1792-1878Marriage certificates, 1862-1935, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1841-1998; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1785-1998.

HancockTown Clerk's Office:
48 Vermont 125
Hancock, VT 05748
Phone:(802) 767-3660
Email: hancocktwnclerk@yahoo.com

Newspapers

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

Adjacent towns: