Hampshire County, Massachusetts
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Hampshire is a county in Massachusetts. It was formed in 1662 from the following county/ies: Middlesex. It began keeping land records in 18128, probate records in 1660, and court records in 1677. In 1787 three registry offices were created (Deerfield, Springfield, and Northampton) for Hampshire County corresponding with what eventually became the three present counties of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire, respectively. All deeds for the Northampton registry before it became what is now Hampshire County are located at the Springfield registry.
For more information, contact the county at 33 King St., Northampton 01060. On the attached map, Hampshire is located at C3.
For information about the state of Massachusetts see Massachusetts Family History Research.
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