The Hampden County Registry of Deeds is a public office under the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kelly Cavanaugh-Kelly oversees the office as Acting Register of Deeds.
The Registry’s role is to record, store, and retrieve documents pertaining to real estate in Hampden County. Hampden County has practiced this tradition since the 1600s when English settlers began recording and publicizing property transfers. The Registry now maintains over three centuries’ worth of real estate records.
Two of the Registry’s core values are customer service and historical preservation. We created the Hampden County History blog to reflect these values and connect the public with the county’s roots. In our blog, you will find stories of people, places, events, inventions, and resources that have shaped Hampden County’s history.
If you are a local historian and would like to contribute a story to our blog, please contact us.