Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 record example

    Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895

    Records: 69,849Complete: 100%

    In 1841, Massachusetts required all towns to send birth, marriage, and death records to the state, while maintaining duplicate records at the town level. Indexes are arranged alphabetically by surname, providing an easy method for locating a particular record by listing the town where the event occurred, and the year, volume, and page for each record as it is archived at the state level. These earlier records are on microfilm at various repositories. Records after 1910 are available directly from the state.

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    Fold3, Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 ( : accessed February 8, 2023), database and images,

    Publication Title
    Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895
    Total Records
    69,849Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    Archive Publishing logoArchive Publishing
    Published on Fold3
    28 Aug 2008
    Last Updated
    04 Oct 2008
    Massachusetts State-Wide Indexes are published every five years and reference all vital records submitted to the state by towns and cities of the Commonwealth after 1841.