Fee or Free Online Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

  The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), The Essex Institute, and others were commissioned to publish Massachusetts Vital Records up to 1850 for various towns in Massachusetts. From AmericanAncestors (NEHGS): "At the turn of the twentieth century NEHGS was instrumental in introducing and passing legislation to appropriate funds to produce books of vital statistics to the year 1850 for the cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...Not all Massachusetts towns are included."   FEE options   AmericanAncestors AmericanAncestors.com has a Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 Collection that includes these commissioned books as well as some substitutes for towns whose vital records were not collected/commissioned. You can search by individual town volume. Ancestry Ancestry.com has these individual books available online and you can search by individual town volume. FindMyPast FindMyPast.com has this collection available online …
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