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Libraries, Archives
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Chicopee Public Library
31 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA

Phone: (413) 594-1805

Hampden Free Public Library
625 Main Street
Hampden, MA 01036
Phone: (413) 566-3047

Holyoke Public Library
335 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 532-4230

Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
Phone: (413) 283-3330

Springfield City Library
220 State Street
Springfield MA 01103
Phone: (413) 263-6800

West Springfield Public Library
200 Park Street
W Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: (413) 736-4561

The Westfield Athenæum
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: (413) 568-7833

Hampden County
Massachusetts Archives

USGenWeb Archives

Massachusetts State Archives

Researching Your Family's History at the Massachusetts Archives

Family History Centers
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Historical & Genealogical

Chester Historical Society
Town Hall
15 Middlefield Street
Chester, MA 01011

Hampden Chapter, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.
25 Edison Drive
Ludlow, MA 01056

Longmeadow Historical Society
697 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society

Westfield Historic Commission
59 Court Street
Westfield, MA 01085
(413) 572-6200

Genealogy Books and CDs
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Peter Wilson Coldham
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s.
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QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
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Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
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Hampden County Massachusetts Genealogy & Family History Resources
(Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Southwick, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham)

Established: February 25, 1812
Parent County: Hampshire
County Seat: Springfield

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Hampden County Massachusetts Vital Records
    Probate & Family Court
    50 State Street
    Springfield, MA 01103-2027
    Phone: (413) 748-7759

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  • Brimfield Town Clerk
    Town Hall
    Brimfield, Massachusetts 01010
    Phone: (413) 245-4101
  • Chicopee Clerk Magistrate Office
    30 Church Street
    Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020-1813
    Phone: (413) 598-0099
  • East Longmeadow Town Clerk
    60 Center Square
    East Longmeadow, MA 01028-2457
    Phone: (413) 525-5400
  • Granville Town Clerk
    Main Street
    Granville, Massachusetts 01034
    Phone: (413) 357-8585
  • Hampden Town Clerk
    625 Main Street
    Hampden, Massachusetts 01036-9643
    Phone: (413) 566-3214
  • Holland Town Clerk
    Holland Center
    Holland, Massachusetts 01521
    Phone: (413) 245-7108
  • Holyoke Town Clerk
    536 Dwight Street
    Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040-5019
    Phone: (413) 534-2166
  • Longmeadow Town Clerk
    20 Williams Street
    Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106-1997
    Phone: (413) 567-1066
  • Ludlow Town Clerk
    488 Chapin Street
    Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056-2533
    Phone: (413) 583-5610
  • Monson Town Clerk
    110 Main Street
    Monson, Massachusetts 01057-1332
    Phone: (413) 267-4115
  • Montgomery Town Clerk
    Main Street
    Montgomery, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: (413) 862-3386
  • Palmer Town Clerk
    4417 Main Street 10
    Palmer, Massachusetts 01069-1133
    Phone: (413) 283-2608
  • Southwick Town Clerk
    454 College Highway
    Southwick, Massachusetts 01077-9501
    Phone: (413) 569-5504
  • Springfield Town Clerk
    36 Court Street
    Springfield, Massachusetts 01103-1699
    Phone: (413) 787-6094
  • West Springfield Town Clerk
    26 Central Street
    West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089-2753
    Phone: (413) 263-3012
  • Westfield Town Clerk
    59 Court Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085-3520
    Phone: (413) 572-6235
  • Wilbraham Town Clerk
    240 Springfield Street
    Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095-2257
    Phone: (413) 596-2809
  • Marriages in West Springfield MA 1774-96
    Jane Devlin Genealogy Site
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • The Reminder
    280 North Main Street
    East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
    (413) 525-6661
  • Union News & The Rupublican
    41 Taylor Street
    Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
    (413) 733-2000
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Hampden County MA Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Search Massachusetts Naturalization Records

  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
  Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records

  Court, Wills & Probate Records
  City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions

  Ethnic Genealogy Resources

  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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