Printed Massachusetts
  Vital Records
to 1850

 

 

Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts Counties

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

 

Abington ... Acton ... Alford ... Amesbury ... Andover ... Arlington  ...  Ashburnham ... Ashfield  ... Athol ... Attleboro ... Auburn

Barre  ... Becket ... Bedford ... Bellingham ... Beverly ... Billerica ... Bolton ... Boston Vitals 1630-1699 ... Boston Births 1700-1800 ... Boston Marriages 1700-1756  Boxboro ... Boxford ... Boylston ... Bradford ... Braintree ... Brewster ... Bridgewater ... Brimfield ... Brockton ... Brookfield ... Brookline ... Buckland ... Burlington 

Cambridge ... Canton/Stoughton ... Carlisle  ... Carver ... Charlemont ... Charlton ... Chelmsford ... Chelsea ... Chester ... Chilmark ... Cohasset ... Colrain ... Concord ... Conway 

Dalton ... Dana ... Danvers ... Dartmouth ... Deerfield ... Douglas ... Dover ... Dracut ... Dudley ...  Dunstable ... Duxbury

East Bridgewater ... Edgartown ... Essex

Fitchburg ... Foxboro ... Framingham

Gardner ... Georgetown ... Gill ... Gloucester ... Grafton ... Granville ... Great Barrington ... Greenfield ... Groton  

Halifax ... Hamilton ... Hanson ... Hardwick ... Harvard ... Haverhill ... Heath ... Hinsdale ... Holden ... Holliston ... Hopkinton ... Hubbardston ... Hull

Ipswich  

Kingston 

Lancaster ... Lawrence ... Lee ... Leicester ... Leominster ... Lexington ... Lincoln ... Lowell ... Lynn ... Lynnfield 

Malden ... Manchester ... Mansfield ... Marblehead ... Marlboro ... Medfield ... Medford ... Medway ... Mendon ... Methuen ... Middlefield ... Middleton ... Milford ... Millbury ... Milton ... Montague ... Montgomery

Nantucket ... Natick ... New Ashford ... New Bedford ... New Braintree ... Newbury ... Newburyport ... New Salem ... Newton ... Northbridge ... Norton 

Oakham ... Otis ... Oxford 

Palmer ... Pelham ... Pembroke ... Peru ... Petersham ... Phillipston ... Plymouth ... Plympton  ... Princeton 

Reading ... Rehoboth ... Richmond ... Rochester ... Rockport ... Rowley ... Roxbury ... Royalston ... Rutland

Salem ... Salisbury ... Sandisfield ... Saugus ... Scituate ... Sharon ... Shelburne ... Sherborn ... Shirley ... Shrewsbury ... Southboro ... Spencer ... Stoneham ... Stoughton/Canton ... Stow ... Sturbridge ... Sudbury ... Sutton

Taunton ... Templeton ... Tewksbury ... Tisbury ... Topsfield ... Truro ... Tyngsboro ... Tyringham

Upton ... Uxbridge

Wakefield ... Walpole ... Waltham ... Warren ... Washington ... Wayland ... Wenham ...  Westboro  ... West Boylston ... West Bridgewater ... Westford ... Westminster ... West Newbury ... Westport ... West Springfield ... West Stockbridge ... Weymouth ... Williamstown ... Winchendon ... Windsor ... Worthington ... Wrentham


PRINTED VITAL RECORDS FOR 2/3 OF STATE

Are you searching for names in Massachusetts? If so, maybe you've already looked through the tan books of the old printed series of vital records to 1850. This series, published nearly a hundred years ago for 210 of the 350 or so Massachusetts towns and cities, lists births, marriages, and deaths for the earliest settlers, and continues through 1849.
 

SOURCE OF DATA

Most of the data comes from original records safeguarded in town halls, sometimes supplemented with facts from church, cemetery, court, or family bibles. Because the information comes from such a diverse group of sources, many now missing; these books, compiled years ago as a secondary source, sometimes now serve as the only link to primary-source documents.
 

VALUE OF PRINTED RECORDS

Not only do these volumes contain valuable data, but they are easy to use; being printed, with names arranged alphabetically, cross-referenced to alternate spellings, and placed in categories of births, marriages, and deaths. Further, though not entirely error free, these records are remarkably accurate.
 

BOOKS SOMETIMES NOT AVAILABLE

Though widely accessible for decades, time, acid paper, and heavy use have worked together to wear out many of the vital record books. As a result, it is not unusual for the books to be taken out of circulation if still on the stacks, the pages may tear or fall out when touched, and photocopying may be forbidden.
 

BOOKS ON MICROFICHES

Now, however, most of these old books can be yours on fiches, with up to 325 or 420 pages per fiche; which is three to four times as many pages as the typical filming. This makes it possible for all the births, deaths, and marriages of most towns to fit on just one fiche. Further, you can buy just the records of the towns you select; you donąt have to pay for extra records you don't need or want.  


 

   
     
     
       
       
 
     
     

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