Vital Records in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics is responsible for maintaining vital records in the state of Massachusetts from 1921 – 2017, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, divorce & marriage records. Records between 1841 – 1920 are available from the Massachusetts State Archives. Records from 1635 – 1840 are only available from the county where the event occurred.

Record Type Available From
Massachusetts Birth Records 1916 – 2017
Massachusetts Death Records 1916 – 2017
Massachusetts Divorce Records 1952 – 2017
Massachusetts Marriage Records 1916 – 2017

Find County Offices in Massachusetts

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County Year Founded
Barnstable County, MA 1685
Berkshire County, MA 1761
Bristol County, MA 1685
Dukes County, MA 1695
Essex County, MA 1643
Franklin County, MA 1811
Hampden County, MA 1812
Hampshire County, MA 1662
Middlesex County, MA 1643
Nantucket County, MA 1695
Norfolk County, MA 1793
Plymouth County, MA 1685
Suffolk County, MA 1643
Worcester County, MA 1731