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Massachusetts Birth Records

Massachusetts Birth records provide a record of some of the most important events in our lives .

Massachusetts Birth records represent one of the key primary sources for family information, typically being issued within days of a birth and containing the parents' names at a minimum. Many times they contain additional parental details including places of birth, ages, and number of children. Prior to children being born in hospitals, home addresses were noted which is an important fact to understanding where they lived.

Massachusetts Birth records usually show the name of the child, gender, date and place born, parents' names, and sometimes other data, such as parents' birthplaces .

Official birth certificates were not issued by most states until 1910 or later

Here are some links to Massachusetts birth records and birth record databases and information on how to obtain a copy of a Massachusetts birth certificate.

Massachusetts Birth Records
How to Apply for a copy of a Massachusetts Birth Certificate

Belchertown Birth Records pre 1794

Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699

Boston Births 1700-1800 and 1800-1849

Charlestown Birth Records to 1850 births, marriages, and deaths from the 1630s to the late 1790s

Colrain Birth Records 1722-1919

Lancaster Birth Records 1643-1850 database contains 5,912 births

Massachusetts Births to 1850

Massachusetts Birth Records 1841–1910 and 1911-1915

New England Historic Genealogical Society has many vital records databases online

Plymouth Births to 1850 database contains 10,047 births, 15,484 marriages, and 2,942 deaths

Provincetown Birth Records 1698–1859

Sandwich Birth Records to 1885

Westfield Birth and Death Records 1669-1700

Wilmington Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1730 to 1898

Additional Resources:

Massachusetts Obituary Records enter your Massachusetts ancestor or family member's name to search the world's largest newspaper archive; over 12 million newspaper pages
Massachusetts Birth Records
Massachusetts Marriage Records
Massachusetts Divorce Records
Massachusetts Death Records

 

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