The Massachusetts Registry of Vital
Records and Statistics maintains birth,
death and marriage records that occur in
Massachusetts from 1916 to the present. The Registry
also maintains an index of divorces from 1952 to the
present. Copies of the divorce records are available
from the probate court where the divorce was
obtained. Vital Records have been registered in
Massachusetts since 1635. Statewide collection began
in 1841. Records for events that occurred from
1841-1915 are available at the State Archives (617)
727-2816. Earlier records may be available at the
City or Town of Occurrence.
County vital records such as birth records,
divorce decrees, marriage certificates and death records are
required to be filed in the USA. Genealogists use this information
regularly to learn more about family history.
across the United States saw an opportunity with the Internet. They
created online databases for marriage records and other information
that allows genealogists to search for these county vital records
from their home or office computer.
Many counties, still
have not computerized their records. Many people just wanting to
trace one record are not aware of even how to begin a search. Online
records databases are a way to help anyone trying to find a marriage
record. Online search companies compile these county vital
statistics in one place. These databases have several advantages:
You can search for the marriage record discreetly.
Online databases contain records from all 50 states.
If you don’t know where the marriage record was filed, you
don’t want to waste you time calling from Florida to Alaska.
The information is at you fingertips when you use an online
database search company to help you find the marriage
These searches are inexpensive. Most
searches cost less than $50—even if you need unlimited
access to county vital records. If you are searching for
just one marriage record, you could spend as little as $10.
This saves time and money for anyone needing to find out
where a record is fast.
If you know just a little bit of information, you
can find a marriage record easily. Just type in the correct
information in the lines provided and you will see a list of records