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Registry of Vital Statistics

150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Phone: (617) 740-2600

How to obtain certificates.

Massachusetts Births, deaths and marriages have been recorded since 1635, however statewide collection of vital records began in 1841.  The offices of the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records are open to the public for genealogical research.

The Massachusetts State Archives holds 1841-1920 vital records and provides an online index for MA Vital Records 1841-1910.

Prior to 1841, MA vital records will be found locally in the city or town where the event occurred.

Boston vital records are available since 1630 in the office of the Boston city registrar.

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Genealogy Societies in Massachusetts:


American Jewish Historical Society of Massachusetts

Berkshire Family History Association

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society Inc.

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts

Swedish Ancestry Research Association

Western Massachusetts Genealogy Society

Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogy Society

Massachusetts Genealogy Societies

Acushnet Historical Commission

Andover Historical Society

Arlington Historical Society

Bedford Historical Society

Berkshire Historical Society

Beverly Historical Society

Boston To Providence Genealogy Society, Massachusetts, USA

Bostonian Society

Boston Historical Society and Museum

Bourne Historical Society

Boylston Historical Society

Brockton Historical Society

Canton Historical Society

Cape Cod Genealogical Society

Charlton Historical Society

Chelmsford Historical Society

Chester Historical Society, Hampden County

Clinton Historical Society

Danvers Historical Society

Dedham Historical Society

Dorchester County Historical Society

Duxbury Rural and Historical Society

Essex Historical Society

Essex Society of Genealogists

Falmouth Genealogy Society

Falmouth Historical Society

Fitchburg Historical Society

Foxborough Historical Society

Framingham Historical Society

Grafton Historic District Commission

Hanson Historical Society

Harvard Historical Society

Hetty Green Historical Society

52 Union Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

Hingham Historical Society

Historic Newton

Holliston Historical Society

Ipswich Historical Commission

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

Jones River Village Historical Society

Lawrence History Center Immigrant City Archives & Museum

Leicester Historical Commission

Leominster Historical Society

Lynn Historical Society

Marblehead Museum and Historical Society

The Mayflower Society

Medway Historical Society

Middleborough Historical Society

Natick Historical Society

National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants

Needham Historical Society

Newburyport Maritime Society

North Attleboro Historical Society

Norton Historical Society

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

Old Colony Historical Society

Orleans Historical Society

Osterville Historical Society and Museum

Paxton Historical Commission

Peabody Historical Society

Quincy Historical Society

Randolph Historical Commission

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Scituate County Historical Society

Sheffield Historical Society

Shirley Historical Society

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Society of the War of 1812 in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Southborough Historical Society

South Shore Genealogy Society

Sutton Historical Society

Swampscott Historical Commission

Upton Historical Society

Wakefield Historical Commission

Walpole Historical Society

Waltham Historical Society

Winchester Historical Society

Worcester Historical Society and Museum

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