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Massachusetts Vital Records (MA Vitals)

Featuring handy resources to help you locate vital records online for the state of Massachusetts.

Find birth records, death records, marriage records and other public records quickly and easily.

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Early Massachusetts Vital Records 1600-1849 Online

This project is still in progress but their goal is to have all "Tan Books" online.  The "Tan Books" are books compiled in the early 1900s of the all the town, clerk and court records in Massachusetts as well as many private records such as Bibles and old gravestones.   Covering the time period from about 1600to 1849, these are a great help to anyone researching their genealogy and family history in the early years of Massachusetts.  The records are searchable by town and surname.


Massachusetts Death Records 1841-1915

Located at, the searchable database features an index and actual images of state death registers and death certificates.  Currently the collection includes years 1906-1915 but it is being added to and when complete it will include years 1841 to 1915.


Massachusetts Statewide Vital Records Database

Located at the Massachusetts Archives.  Provides a searchable index of all vital record events which occurred in Massachusetts between 1841 and 1910.  Containing births, marriages and deaths, the database is searchable by first name, last name, year and place. You may request copies of the records found in this index.


Northampton Deaths in Vital Records

Located at the Hampshire County USGenWeb Archives.  Features an index of deaths recorded in Northampton Town Records through 1840.


Northampton Marriages in Town Records by Groom

Northampton Marriages in Town Records by Bride

Located at the Hampshire County USGenWeb Archives.  Features an index of marriages recorded in Northampton Town Records from 1644 to 1840.


Tisbury Marriages from Town Records

Located at Historical Record for Tisbury, MA.  Index of early marriages from the Tisbury town records.  Covers years 1850-1875. 

Also see 1844-1890 Tisbury Marriages by Bride's Name and 1844-1890 Tisbury Marriages by Groom's Name 


Vineyard Gazette 1850-1875 Death Notices Index

Vineyard Gazette1884-1939 Death and Marriage Notices Index A-K

Vineyard Gazette1884-1939 Death and Marriage Notices Index L-Z

These indexes are located at - Historical Records of Tisbury, MA.  A growing collection of historical records related to the town of Tisbury, Dukes County and the island of Martha's Vineyard.


472,837 Marriage Records at RootsWeb!

Free search of a vast repository of early marriages.


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Obtaining Massachusetts Vital Records

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st Fl.

Dorchester, MA 02125-3105


Phone: (617) 740-2600

Order Massachusetts Vital Records Online


The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics holds birth, death and marriage records which occurred between 1916 to present time.


Order & Search Vital Records Online 

A quick and easy way to find and order Massachusetts birth records or find and order Massachusetts death records online.


The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records also houses an index of divorce records from 1952 to present time, however the complete record of divorce is on file in the probate court of the county where the divorce was granted.

See: List of Massachusetts County Probate Courts


Massachusetts has been registering vital records since 1635.  These very early historical vital records are very important for genealogy research.  They will be on file in the City or Town of occurrence.

See: List of Massachusetts Commonwealth Communities


The statewide collection of vital records in Massachusetts began in 1841.  The Massachusetts State Archives holds these records which run from 1841-1915.


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Massachusetts Counties:

  • Barnstable County
  • Berkshire County
  • Bristol County
  • Dukes County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hampden County
  • Hampshire County
  • Middlesex County
  • Nantucket County
  • Norfolk County
  • Plymouth County
  • Suffolk County
  • Worcester County


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Massachusetts Vital Records is a free service providing you with tools to locate vital records in the state of Massachusetts.  This page provides resources to help you locate current vital records along with historical vital records to assist you in genealogy research.  Find Massachusetts death records, Massachusetts birth records, Massachusetts marriage records, Massachusetts divorce records and other Massachusetts public records with this handy reference resource.



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