Massachusetts Vital Records


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How to Obtain Massachusetts Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Massachusetts birth certificates, Massachusetts marriage licenses, Massachusetts divorce decrees and Massachusetts death records. There are also useful links to past Massachusetts Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on this site's homepage

Massachusetts birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

Massachusetts birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics may be contacted by phone on (617) 740-2600 or online at Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Remarks: State office has no records previous to 1916. For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816

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Other Massachusetts Vital Records Resources
I have included these additional sites because they may contain Massachusetts vital records (birth records, marriage records, divorce records or death records) that you might find useful if you are conducting genealogy research: - Massachusetts a directory of  thousands of obituaries with a page of obituary indexes for each Massachusetts county

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Massachusetts Birth Records free online birth indexes for Massachusetts

Search Massachusetts Marriage Records Online - a comprehensive collection of many online marriage databases for Massachusetts indexed in county order

USGenweb Archives Project - Massachusetts USGenWeb is an archive of free databases including vital and other records such as marriages, church records, wills,censuses and cemetery records.

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