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When was Hampden County, MA Created?
Hampden County was founded on February 25, 1812 from Hampshire County. The county was named in honor of John Hampden (1595—1643), the famous 17th century English parliamentarian.
What is the County Seat of Hampden County, MA?
The County Seat is located in Springfield and the county government was abolished on July 1, 1998
What counties are adjacent to Hampden County, MA?
Bordering Counties are Hampshire County (north), Worcester County (east), Tolland County, Connecticut (southeast), Hartford County, Connecticut (south), Litchfield County, Connecticut (southwest), Berkshire County (west).
What cities and towns are in Hampden County, MA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Agawam, Brimfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Indian Orchard, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham.
Where can find Hampden County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hampden County vital records can be found at the Massachusetts Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Massachusetts for current fees and application process. Vital Records have been registered in Massachusetts since 1635. Statewide collection began in 1841. There is a fee for each copy requested. Records for events that occurred from 1841-1910 are available at the State Archives.
Hampden County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records). Clerks respond to inquiries regarding vital records, since most have indexes available.
You can search online for Hampden County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Massachusetts Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
What Hampden County, MA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hampden County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hampden Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hampden Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hampden Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890.
Massachusetts state censuses exist for the years 1855 and 1865. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Massachusetts Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Hampden County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hampden County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. For Town Records contact the Town Clerk (Helpful Telephone Listings for your City/Town Hall). See Also Massachusetts Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hampden County, MA?
A list of Hampden County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Massachusetts Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Hampden County, MA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Hampden County, MA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hampden County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a cost. This is just a collection which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.