Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for birth, baptism, and christening records in Massachusetts.

 

Here is a coverage table provided by FamilySearch:

Locality Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Barnstable 58,113
Berkshire 64,230
Bristol 114,851
Dukes 6,772
Essex 262,826
Franklin 45,250
Hampden 109,179
Hampshire 46,195
Massachusetts 4,289,177
Middlesex 259,900
Nantucket 15,114
Norfolk 90,695
Plymouth 113,843
Suffolk 265,904
Worcester 231,608
Total 5,973,657

 

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What Can I Learn from Massachusetts Birth Records?

These birth records may contain:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Birth date and place
  • Christening date and place
  • Names of parents
  • Race
  • Parents’ place of birth

 

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