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Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
(617) 740-2600
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
(617) 727-2816
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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