Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index & images for birth, marriage, & death records in Massachusetts towns & counties.


Counties include:

  • Barnstable

  • Berkshire

  • Bristol

  • Dukes

  • Essex

  • Franklin

  • Franklin, Hampshire

  • Hampden

  • Hampshire

  • Middlesex

  • Nantucket

  • Norfolk

  • Plymouth

  • Quabin Reservoir

  • Suffolk

  • Worcester


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What Can I Learn from Massachusetts Birth Records?


Birth records may contain:

  • Date of registration
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents’ names and place of residence
  • Father’s occupation
  • Parents’ birthplace


Marriage records may contain:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • Marital status of each
  • Occupation of groom
  • Birthplace(s) of bride and groom
  • Residence at the time of marriage
  • Parents’ names and their residence
  • Name, residence and office of officiator
  • Name of informant


Death records may contain:

  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Age of deceased in years, months, days
  • Cause of death
  • Place of internment
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Parents’ names of name of spouse if married
  • Name of informant



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