Hancock County Probate Records

Search for Hancock County IL probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Hancock County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Hancock County IL. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Hancock County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Hancock County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Hancock County probate records through a searchable database.

County Clerk & Recorder Carthage IL 500 Main Street 62321 217-357-3911

Hamilton City Clerk Hamilton IL 1010 Broadway Street 62341 217-847-2936


Hancock County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Hancock County IL. During a Hancock County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Hancock County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Hancock County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Hancock County probate records.

Hancock County Court Carthage IL 500 Main Street 62321 217-357-3911