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How to Obtain Massachusetts Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Massachusetts birth certificates, Massachusetts marriage licenses, Massachusetts divorce decrees and Massachusetts death records. There are also useful links to past Massachusetts Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page



Massachusetts birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

Massachusetts birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics may be contacted by phone on (617) 740-2600 or online at Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Remarks: State office has no records previous to 1916. For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816


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