Original
 Massachusetts Vital Records
1620-1915
Original Manuscripts on Microfiches

 

 

 

Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts Counties

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

 
Abington 1712-1892 ... Acton 1735-1910 ... Acushnet 1860-1900 ... Adams 1878-1897 ... Agawam 1855-1892 ... Alford 1759-1874 ... Amherst 1747-1891 ... Andover 1647-1914 ... Ashburnham 1735-1900 ... Ashby 1754-1890 ... Ashfield 1750-1911 ... Ashland 1840-1920 ... Athol 1734-1905 ... Attleboro 1694-1890 ... Auburn 1704-1909 ... Ayer 1871-1900

Barnstable 1643-1892 ... Barre 1718-1895 ... Becket 1765-1900 ... Belchertown 1765-1893 ... Berkley 1670-1900 ... Bernardston 1735-1897 ... Beverly 1653-1905 ... Blackstone 1844-1915 ... Blandford 1737-1860 ... Bolton 1726-1905 ... Boston 1630-1849 ... Boston Births 1849-1881 ... Boston Births 1882-1895 ... Boston Deaths 1849-1890 ... Boston Marriages 1849-1890 ... Boston Out-of-Town Marriages 1858-1895 ... Boxboro 1767-1900 ... Boylston 1742-1900 ... Brewster 1745-1900 ... Bridgewater 1645-1908 ... Brighton 1771-1873 ... Brimfield 1696-1893 ... Brookfield 1700-1895 ... Buckland 1841-1895

Carver 1733-1900 ... Charlemont 1765-1899 ... Charlestown 1629-1874 ... Charlton 1742-1890 ... Chatham 1693-1900 ... Chelmsford 1653-1900 ... Cheshire 1793-1892 ... Chester 1766-1893 ... Chesterfield 1762-1892 ... Chicopee 1848-1890 ... Chilmark 1674-1900 ... Clarksburg 1798-1900 ... Clinton 1850-1900 ... Cohasset 1717-1900 ... Colrain 1741-1915 ... Conway 1749-1895 ... Cummington 1751-1900

Dana 1801-1893 ... Dartmouth 1650-1900 ... Dedham 1635-1915 ... Deerfield 1675-1898 ... Dennis 1710-1890 ... Dighton 1695-1898 ... Dorchester 1631-1869 ...  Douglas 1718-1890 ... Dover 1849-1910 ... Dracut 1697-1915 ... Dudley 1725-1891 ... Dunstable 1679-1900 ... Duxbury 1661-1907

East Bridgewater 1754-1915 ... Eastham 1637-1797 ... Easthampton 1785-1892 ...  Easton 1693-1895 ... Edgartown 1663-1900 ... Egremont 1838-1897 ... Enfield 1770-1911 ... Erving 1844-1905 ... Essex 1819-1892

Fall River 1803-1889 ... Fairhaven 1733-1910 ... Falmouth 1668-1892 ... Fitchburg 1751-1895 ... Florida 1781-1900 ... Foxboro 1720-1897 ... Framingham 1679-1905 ... Freetown 1686-1890

Gardner 1762-1892 ... Georgetown 1639-1905 ... Gill 1754-1892 ... Gloucester 1634-1903 ... Goshen 1781-1898 ... Grafton 1693-1900 ... Granby 1710-1893 ...  Granville 1732-1895 ... Great Barrington 1745-1903 ... Greenfield 1750-1891 ...  Greenwich 1741-1900 ... Groton 1640-1900

Halifax 1734-1900 ... Hamilton 1714-1910 ... Hampden 1878-1895 ... Hancock 1767-1896 ... Hanover 1712-1895 ... Hanson 1820-1908 ... Hardwick 1735-1895 ...  Harvard 1723-1905 ... Harwich 1673-1895 ... Hawley 1727-1892 ... Heath 1763-1899 ... Hingham 1635-1900 ... Hingham Cemetery Records 1600-1989 ... Hinsdale 1860-1893 ...  Holbrook 1872-1900 ... Holland 1771-1890 ... Holyoke 1850-1895 ... Hubbardston 1747-1914 ... Hudson 1866-1915 ... Hull 1630-1900 ... Huntington 1773-1910 ... Hyde Park 1868-1892

Ipswich 1634-1913

Kingston 1683-1911

Lakeville 1853-1900 ... Lancaster 1647-1900 ... Lanesboro 1765-1897 ... Lawrence 1847-1907 ... Lee 1844 ... Leicester 1706-1897 ... Lenox 1756-1902 ...  Leominster 1715-1900 ... Leverett 1736-1912 ... Leyden 1776-1899 ... Lincoln ... Littleton 1689-1907 ... Longmeadow 1784-1895 ... Lowell 1779-1905 ... Ludlow 1774-1905 ...  Lunenburg 1707-1900 ... Lynnfield 1763-1905

Manchester 1624-1892 ... Mansfield 1703-1895 ... Marblehead 1649-1915 ... Marion 1852-1910 ... Marshfield 1631-1890 ... Mashpee 1834-1899 ... Maynard 1871-1910 ... Medford 1673-1910 ... Medway 1712-1900 ... Mendon 1660-1900 ... Methuen 1714-1905 ... Middleboro 1666-1900 ... Middlefield 1774-1899 ... Middleton 1704-1905 ... Milford 1732-1900 ... Millbury 1761-1899 ...  Millis 1885-1910 ... Monroe 1777-1896 ... Monson 1750-1910 ... Montague 1731-1891 ... Monterey 1825-1895 ... Montgomery 1739-1895 ... Mount Washington 1745-1900

Nantucket 1662-1910 ... Natick 1650-1910 ... Needham 1711-1858 ... New Ashford 1844-1910 ... New Braintree 1751-1900 ... Newbury 1635-1905 ... Newburyport 1635-1915 ... New Marlboro 1734-1890 ... New Salem 1742-1894 ... Newton 1621-1915 ... North Adams 1878-1898 ...  Northampton 1654-1893 ... North Andover 1854-1915 ... Northboro 1716-1892 ...  Northbridge 1748-1900 ... North Brookfield 1841-1898 ... Northfield 1717-1915 ...  Norton 1696-1900 ... Norwell 1636-1900

Oakham 1750-1895 ... Orange 1767-1891 ... Orleans 1637-1892 ... Otis 1764-1892 ... Oxford 1690-1920

Palmer 1731-1895 ... Paxton 1749-1890 ... Peabody 1855-1905 ... Pelham 1738-1895 ... Pembroke 1662-1897 ... Pepperell 1699-1891 ... Peru 1771-1894 ... Petersham 1743-1893 ... Phillipston 1762-1900 ... Pittsfield 1741-1910 ... Plainfield 1785-1863 ... Plymouth 1663-1894 ... Plympton 1649-1900 ... Prescott 1795-1890 ... Princeton 1676-1900 ... Provincetown 1620-1890

Quabbin Park Cemetery Records 1741-1984 ... Quincy 1792-1889

Randolph 1731-1890 ... Raynham 1699-1895 ... Richmond 1791-1901 ... Rochester 1664-1915 ... Rockport 1840-1900 ... Rowe 1774-1848 ... Rowley 1639-1900 ... Roxbury 1630-1867 ... Royalston 1772-1895 ...  Russell 1776-1896 ... Rutland 1719-1894

Sandisfield 1762-1894 ... Sandwich 1651-1890 ... Savoy 1736-1905 ... Scituate 1633-1904 ... Scituate Church Records 1695-1871 ... Seekonk 1760-1900 ... Sharon 1727-1900 ... Sheffield 1726-1897 ... Shelburne 1756-1895 ... Sherborn 1674-1910 ... Shirley 1729-1892 ...   Shrewsbury 1717-1892 ... Shutesbury 1746-1900 ... Somerset 1680-1892 ...  Southampton 1758-1890 ... Southbridge 1816-1889 ... South Hadley 1730-1896 ... Southboro 1727-1910 ...  Southwick 1771-1890 ... Spencer 1744-1890 ... Springfield 1640-1894 ... Sterling 1740-1900 ... Stockbridge 1737-1887 ... Stoughton 1717-1900 ... Stow 1670-1900 ...   Sturbridge 1723-1891 ... Sunderland 1686-1890 ... Sutton 1710-1905

Taunton 1638-1910 ... Templeton 1760-1905 ... Tisbury 1669-1900 ... Tolland 1843-1900 ... Topsfield 1645-1891 ... Townsend 1726-1891 ... Truro 1702-1890 ... Tyringham 1759-1898

Uxbridge 1702-1913

Wales 1762-1895 ... Walpole 1724-1920 ... Ware 1735-1893 ... Wareham 1719-1892 ... Warren 1727-1910 ... Warren Church Records 1791-1866 ... Warwick 1739-1915 ... Washington 1755-1900 ... Watertown 1630-1910 ... Wayland 1638-1905 ... Webster 1832-1905 ... Wellfleet 1763-1910 ... Wendell 1763-1893 ... Wenham 1642-1900 ... Westboro 1717-1915 ... West Boylston 1843-1899 ... West Bridgewater 1762-1908 ... West Brookfield 1848-1891 ... Westfield 1669-1904 ... Westford 1726-1915 ... Westhampton 1778-1893 ...  Westminster 1728-1905 ... West Newbury 1804-1905 ... Westport 1717-1900 ... West Roxbury 1712-1873 ... West Stockbridge 1774-1900 ... Weymouth 1633-1900 ... Whately 1771-1895 ... Wilbraham 1762-1895 ... Williamsburg 1771-1899 ... Williamstown 1757-1913 ... Winchendon 1763-1891 ... Windsor 1778-1900 ... Worcester 1719-1890 ... Worthington 1768-1895

Yarmouth 1665-1890


WHAT DO THE ORIGINAL MASSACHUSETTS TOWN VITAL RECORD BOOKS LOOK LIKE?
Some are large, some are small; some are easy to read, some are hard to read--depending upon the handwriting of the clerk. Some are brittle, fragile, and faded, while others are "silked" or laminated. Some are rebound, while others need to be.

WHAT DO THESE ORIGINAL BOOKS CONTAIN?
Some of the earliest books contain town minutes with births, marriages, and deaths interspersed. Others are devoted entirely to vital records and are arranged by families. Most are arranged in alphabetical order or indexed. Some are indexed transcripts of earlier records. Books after 1843 contain separate accounts of births, marriages and deaths in chronologically arranged registers.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE ORIGINAL VOLUMES CONTAINING THE MASSACHUSETTS VITALS?
The vital record books are kept by city and town clerks throughout the state. Access to them, however, is limited. Those that we filmed are now available on fiches that you can read at the library or in your home.

HOW ARE THESE MICROFICHE EDITIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS VITAL RECORDS DIFFERENT FROM THE PRINTED SERIES OF VITAL RECORDS TO 1850?
The microfiches are primary source documents for births, marriages, and deaths. In contrast, the printed series was compiled from miscellaneous sources, including gravestones, usually with no specific documentation. Also, 1/3 of the towns in the state were not included in the printed series.

 

 

   
     
     
       
       
 
     
     

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