Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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[[Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Worcester_County,_Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[Hartford_County,_Connecticut|Hartford ]]| [[Litchfield_County,_Connecticut|Litchfield ]]| [[Tolland_County,_Connecticut|Tolland]]  
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[[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford ]]| [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield ]]| [[Tolland County, Connecticut|Tolland]]  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:21, 10 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Hampden County
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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

  • Created 25 February 1812 from Hampshire County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Agawam . Chicopee . Holyoke . Springfield . West Springfield . Westfield
  • Towns: Blandford . Brimfield . Chester . East Longmeadow . Granville . Hampden . Holland . Longmeadow . Ludlow . Monson . Montgomery . Palmer . Russell . Southwick . Tolland . Wales . Wilbraham
  • Communities: Bondsville . Holland . Monson Center . Palmer . Three Rivers . Wilbraham
  • Villages: Feeding Hills . Forest Park

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References