Tuesday, October 30, 2018

   Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a time to honor our military men and women who served and currently serve the United States of America. Monday, November 12th, Veterans Day will be observed as a federal holiday. The Hampden Country Registry of Deeds office in Springfield, as well as the satellite office at Westfield City Hall will be closed on this day. The Springfield office will open for business again on Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30am. The Westfield office will open at 9am.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Hampden County History blog is now live on WordPress.

Apart from customer service, one of the Registry’s core values is historical preservation. Our public records date back as far as 1636, making the Registry a nexus for nearly 400 years of local history.

To better share this history with the community, we started our Hampden County History blog, where we explore some of the highlights of our county’s legacy. We will continue uploading content on a monthly basis. We also plan to partner with local historical organizations to share their stories with the public.

The Hampden County History blog is now live on WordPress. Please feel free to follow and engage with our content. If you are a local historian who would like to contribute to our blog, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dress down for diabetes!

Employees donate $5 to help fight diabetes, and get to dress down for the day!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Registry Staff at the Holyoke Senior Fair

On Wednesday, August 29 representatives from the Hampden County Registry of Deeds hosted a booth at the Holyoke Senior Fair.

Acting Register of Deeds Kelly Cavanaugh-Kelly with Land Court supervisor Bridget.

Guests at the senior fair were invited to learn more about the Registry's services and were offered Declaration of Homestead forms and copies of our Officers of Hampden County booklet.       

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Registry of Deeds prepares for MGM Springfield opening

Please note that the Hampden County Registry of Deeds will be open on Friday, August 24. Due to the anticipated traffic resulting from the grand opening of MGM Springfield, we encourage customers to record their documents electronically.

Our satellite office in Westfield City Hall will be open from 9-4 on Friday (and not closing between 1 and 2). We will have additional staff in Westfield to accommodate customers who want to use that office instead of our main office in Springfield. 

For more on the courthouse's plans for the casino opening, see this article on MassLive.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Services for past Register Donald E. Ashe

On July 10, 2018, Donald E. Ashe, Register of Deeds passed away.  The Hampden County Registry of Deeds wanted to relay the following information regarding his funeral services to the people he served.

 "Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Sampson Family Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road in Springfield. Family and friends are invited to meet directly at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut Street, Springfield, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, for Donald’s liturgy of Christian burial. Rites of Committal and Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield."

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, out of respect for Mr. Ashe, the Westfield Satellite Office will be CLOSED.  The Springfield Office will remain OPEN for normal business hours, and all recording services will be provided as usual.    

Friday, July 6, 2018

Registry of Deeds visits "Thrive After 55" Wellness Fair

In June, representatives from the Hampden County Registry of Deeds hosted a booth at the "Thrive After 55" wellness fair, hosted by Senator Eric Lesser.

Great turnout at the "Thrive After 55" wellness fair.

Assistant Register Kelly assists a visitor at the fair.

Assistant Registers Kelly and Donna hosted a booth at the "Thrive After 55" wellness fair.