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Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Fax: (617) 825-7755
This office provides birth, death and marriage records since 1911, and an incomplete divorce index since 1952. For a certified copy of a divorce record, contact the Registrar of Probate Court in the county where the couple last lived as husband and wife.
The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
FAX: (617) 288-8429
This office provides birth, death and marriage records from 1841-1910. For records prior to 1841, contact the town clerk in the town or city where event occurred. Printed vital records prior to 1850, organized by town, are available in many research libraries, including the Massachusetts State Library.
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- Massachusetts Vital records: Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Licenses and Divorces
|Births | 1841-1910 |
Massachusetts birth, death, and marriage index records between 1841 and 1910. Service of the Massachusetts Archives.
|Deaths | 1841-1915 |
Massachusetts death records filed between 1841 and 1915. View or download images of death registers and certificates.
|Deaths | Cemetery Records |
Cemetery records in Massachusetts, including, cemetery maps, interment records, and gravestone photos.
|Deaths | Vital Records 1841-1910 |
Use this service from the Massachusetts Archives to search for birth, death, and marriage index records between 1841 and 1910. Includes first and last name, town or city where the event occurred, year, volume number, and page number.
|Marriages | 1841-1910 |
Use this service from the Massachusetts Archives to search for birth, death, and marriage index records between 1841 and 1910.
|Marriages | 1841-1915 |
1.5 million Massachusetts marriages recorded between 1841 and 1915 and view or download images of marriage registers.
|Berkshire County Vital Records |
Browse these RootsWeb lists by town for births, deaths, and marriages in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Most were recorded before 1850.
|Boston Obituaries |
Search the Boston Globe Obituary database by for obituaries and death notices by name, keyword, type, and/or date(s). Provides full name and date at no charge, but additional details require registration and a fee.
|Boston Obituary Database 1971-1974, 1983-2002 |
Search for Boston, Massachusetts obituaries by name, date of death, date of obituary in the Boston Globe or the Boston Herald, place of death, or residence. Site fills in remaining information
|Lenox Cemetery Burial Records |
Browse these burial records from the Mountain View Cemetery, Church on the Hill Cemetery, and New Lenox Cemetery in Lenox. PDF format.
|Littleton Cemetery Records |
Browse the cemetery burial records for the Westlawn Cemetery, Old Burying Ground, or the Veterans Cemetery in Littleton.
|Natick Deaths | 1874-1913 |
Browse Natick, Massachusetts death records by date. Gives name, age, cause of death, place of birth, and place of internment. Site also includes summaries and statistics for each year.
|Natick Marriages | 1874-1913 |
Search Natick marriage records by name and year or browse by date. Gives names, ages, minister, place of marriage, and user added notes. Site also includes summaries and statistics for each year.
|Westport Cemetery Records |
Browse these Westport Historic Private Cemetery records supplied by the Cemetery Identification Group (CIG) under the Westport Historical Commission, in Westport for more than 100 private cemeteries.
|Worcester Births |
City of Worcester birth record database by last and first name. Includes births from 1899 to the present.
|Worcester Deaths |
Search the Worcester City Clerk's death records from 1978 to the present by name.
|Worcester Marriages |
Search the Worcester City Clerk's marriage records since February, 1980 by name.
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