Hancock Historical Society collects and preserves collections related to the history of Hancock, New Hampshire.



Town History

The History of Hancock, New Hampshire, 1764-1889 – Hayward, William Willis, b. 1834
pt. I. History of Hancock. – pt. II. Genealogical register. You can download this important volume in a number of different formats. The book has been scanned by computer so you will encounter occasional typos. This is a book we frequently refer to in our own research.

Town Records

The town of Hancock has been working to preserve the town archives which include vital records (births, deaths and marriages), maps, mortgages, inventories, cemetery records and annual reports. You may contact the selectmen’s office at (603) 525-4441 for information on these documents. Genealogy

See The History of Hancock, above.

A copy of inscriptions on the gravestones in the old cemetery, or Pine Ridge cemetery, so called, in Hancock, New Hampshire  (1910) We are grateful for the foresight of early town members who undertook this project; many of these inscriptions are no longer legible.

NH Genealogy & History – a guide for people researching history and genealogy in the State of New Hampshire, USA.

NH History Links – Cyndi’s List – a great collection of links including genealogy how-to’s, government resources, newspapers, history and culture sites, libraries, museums, genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups, blogs, maps and gazetteers, military sites and archives from the Civil War to Vietnam, prison and convict records, NH Native American tribes and villages, old yearbooks, census records and more. A must-see if you are researching anyone from NH.
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The Hancock Historical Society is a non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers. Since its founding in 1903, it has relied on the support of individuals like you to help preserve our past and illuminate our future. Your membership and generous contributions are vital to sustaining the Society’s on-going mission.

  • $25 check for an annual family membership
  • $15 for individuals
  • $250 lifetime (per person)
  • Gifts welcome!

Memberships run from January 1 to December 31. We have our membership drive in the fall so that you have time to renew your membership for the following year. Join us!


2 responses to “Hancock Historical Society”

  1. I’m trying to reach Ellena Weston related to our mutual Weston heritage. It appears her mobile buy has changed . I would appreciate if you could reach out to her.
    My mobile is 678 858 1977

    Thank you

    1. Jack,

      Thanks for visiting the OnGenealogy directory. You’ll need to contact the Hancock Historical Society directly by email: history@hancockhistoricalsociety.org or phone: 1-603-525-9379 with any queries in order to receive a response.

      Best with you family history research,



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