Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index & images for birth, marriage, & death records in Massachusetts towns.


Counties and towns include:

  • Berkshire

  • Bristol

  • Dukes

  • Essex

  • Franklin

  • Hampden

  • Hampshire

  • Norfolk

  • Plymouth

  • Suffolk

  • Worcester


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[su_heading size=”24″]What Can I Learn from Massachusetts Birth Records?[/su_heading]

Birth records may contain:

  • Date and place of record
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Names of parents

Marriage records may contain:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Residence of bride and groom
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Occupation of bride and groom
  • Birthplaces of bride and groom
  • Names of parents of bride and groom
  • Name and information about the officiator
  • Page or certificate number

Death records may contain:

  • Date of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age in months, days, and years
  • Place of death
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Names of Parents
  • Disease or Cause of Death
  • Place of Burial
  • Informant or Undertaker
  • When death was registered



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