Local Information for the State of Massachusetts:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics administers birth, death and marriage records that occur in Massachusetts. Information
about divorces is also collected and maintained by the Registry.
The Registry hass birth, death and marriage records that occured in Massachusetts from 1921. 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 of records began in 1841. Records for events that occurred
from 1841-1920 are available at the
State Archives. Earlier records are sometimes available at the
City or Town of Occurrence.
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105