Massachusetts Vital Records

The Massachusetts Vital Records Office is the official address and site for how to find Massachusetts Vital Records. For records before 1921 contact the Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, 617-727-2816.

Massachusetts Vital Records
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-727-2816

Massachusetts Birth Certificates

  • Birth Certificates after 1926 are available from the Massachusetts Vital Records Office, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, listed above
  • for birth records from 1841-1925 contact the Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, 617-727-2816
  • for birth records from 1841-1910 searchable online at Massachusetts State Archives
  • for records before 1841, write to the city/town clerk  alternate city/town clerk listings where the event occurred
  • copies can also be obtained through VitalChek

Massachusetts Death Certificates

  • Death Certificates after 1926 are available from the Massachusetts Vital Records Office, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, listed above
  • for death records from 1841-1925 contact the Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, 617-727-2816
  • for death records from 1841-1910 searchable online at Massachusetts State Archives
  • for records before 1841, write to the city/town clerk alternate city/town clerk listings where the event occurred
  • copies can also be obtained through VitalChek

Massachusetts Marriage Records

  • Marriage records after 1926 are available from the Massachusetts Vital Records Office, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, listed above
  • for marriage records from 1841-1925 contact the Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, 617-727-2816
  • for marriage records from 1841-1910 searchable online at Massachusetts State Archives
  • for records before 1841, write to the city/town clerk alternate city/town clerk listings where the event occurred
  • copies can also be obtained through VitalChek

Massachusetts Divorce Records

  • for Divorce Records, an index only is available since 1952 from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
  • for certified copies contact the Registrar of Probate Court in the county where the divorce was granted

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