Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Created 25 February 1812 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created 25 February 1812 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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===== Towns  =====
 
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[[Blandford, Massachusetts|Blandford]] | [[Brimfield, Massachusetts|Brimfield]] | [[Chester, Massachusetts|Chester]] | [[East Longmeadow, Massachusetts|East Longmeadow]] | [[Granville, Massachusetts|Granville]] | [[Hampden, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Holland, Massachusetts|Holland]] | [[Longmeadow, Massachusetts|Longmeadow]] | [[Ludlow, Massachusetts|Ludlow]] | [[Monson, Massachusetts|Monson]] | [[Montgomery, Massachusetts|Montgomery]] | [[Russell, Massachusetts|Russell]] | [[Southwick, Massachusetts|Southwick]] | [[Tolland, Massachusetts|Tolland]] | [[Wales, Massachusetts|Wales]] | [[Wilbraham, Massachusetts|Wilbraham]]
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[[Blandford, Massachusetts|Blandford]] | [[Brimfield, Massachusetts|Brimfield]] | [[Chester, Massachusetts|Chester]] | [[East Longmeadow, Massachusetts|East Longmeadow]] | [[Granville, Massachusetts|Granville]] | [[Hampden, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Holland, Massachusetts|Holland]] | [[Longmeadow, Massachusetts|Longmeadow]] | [[Ludlow, Massachusetts|Ludlow]] | [[Monson, Massachusetts|Monson]] | [[Montgomery, Massachusetts|Montgomery]] | [[Russell, Massachusetts|Russell]] | [[Southwick, Massachusetts|Southwick]] | [[Tolland, Massachusetts|Tolland]] | [[Wales, Massachusetts|Wales]] | [[Wilbraham, Massachusetts|Wilbraham]]  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''''1855 Massachusetts State Census—'''''A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459985 FamilySearch Record Search]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.  
 
'''''1855 Massachusetts State Census—'''''A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459985 FamilySearch Record Search]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.  
  
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<br>'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1410399 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.  
'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1410399 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampde/ The Hampden County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampde/ The Hampden County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County (backup site)
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184156&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampden&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hampden County
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184156&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampden&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hampden County
  
 
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Revision as of 21:39, 26 August 2010

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Contents

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished.
  • Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
  • Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
  • The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

Agawam | Chicopee | Holyoke | Palmer | Springfield | West Springfield | Westfield

Towns

Blandford | Brimfield | Chester | East Longmeadow | Granville | Hampden | Holland | Longmeadow | Ludlow | Monson | Montgomery | Russell | Southwick | Tolland | Wales | Wilbraham

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Hampshire | Worcester | Connecticut counties: Hartford | Litchfield | Tolland

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

State Census

1855 Massachusetts State Census—A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.


1865 Massachusetts State Census—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].