Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 record example

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895

Records: 69,849 · Complete: 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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"Massachusetts State-Wide Indexes 1841-1895" database with images Fold3 ( accessed November 27, 2021)

Publication Title
Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895
Total Records
69,849 · Complete: 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.