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Massachusetts RootsWeb / Ancestry Message Boards
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Vital records — birth, marriage and divorce, and death — are the foundations of genealogical research. Genealogy records at Ancestry.com will also provide additional clues.
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
470 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02210-2224
Birth, Marriage or Death certificates (since 1906) In person: $6.00, Mail request: $11.00
State Archives: $3.00
For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816.
Divorce: Index only since 1952
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