ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Genealogical Society has set a goal of producing a directory that will tell researchers where to find store records, business ledgers and personal diaries that were kept by early inhabitants of Hancock County.
This directory will serve as a “treasure map” that will lead researchers to documents that are held by historical societies and other organizations that are open to the public. The directory will be in a form that can be reproduced easily and will be made available to other repositories in Hancock County.
The project is in keeping with the mission of the Hancock County Genealogical Society, which is to identify, and where practical to gather, information which will assist anyone researching their family lines in Hancock County and to make that information available to the public.
The society does not seek to acquire these items, only to identify their location. Anyone knowing the location of old ledgers or diaries is invited to contact the society.