Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
The legislature approved special charters to allow Hampshire and Hampshire counties to become regional councils of government.
- Created 7 May 1662 from Massachusetts Bay Colony lands.
- Counties were set off:
- Worcester County 5 Apr 1731
- Berkshire County 28 May 1760
- Franklin County 24 June 1811
- Hampden County 25 Feb 1812
Places / Localities
- Cities: Easthampton . Northampton
- Towns: Amherst . Belchertown . Chesterfield . Cummington . Goshen . Granby . Hadley . Hatfield . Huntington . Middlefield . Pelham . Plainfield . South Hadley . Southampton . Ware . Westhampton . Williamsburg . Worthington
- Communities: Amherst Center . Bondsville . Belchertown . Granby . Hatfield . North Amherst . South Amherst . Ware
- Villages: Florence . Leeds . Mount Tom
Societies and Libraries
- The Hampshire County MA GenWeb Project, an member of The MAGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Hampshire County
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for Hampshire County