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Massachusetts Genealogy Queries

Conducting Massachusetts genealogy queries can be the best method to use to help compile your own family's ancestry. People use genealogy queries to gather and put together family history records or create their family tree. It takes some effort, organization, planning, research and determination, but can have very effective results.

If you have not done this kind of research before, you should know a bit about the resources available, including what data is available and where it can be found. You should also be aware that you also have the option of working with others to help complete your Massachusetts genealogy records. You can hire a professional or, in some cases, employ the help of a genealogist volunteer. These are people who are trained and skilled in this area and, usually, have a better idea of what it takes to retrieve the documents and data needed.

The Work behind Your Massachusetts Genealogy Queries

The first thing you will want to do is begin tracking down vital records. Massachusetts vital records are records that a mark major events in one's life that are documented by the state. The most common types of vital records include Massachusetts death records, marriage records and birth certificates.

While all of these records can be useful, for one reason or another, the birth records can often be the most useful device for unearthing important details. You can find the full legal name of individual who is named on the certificate, the date, location and the full legal names of one or both of the birth parents. In some instances, the maiden name of the mother may also be listed on the Massachusetts birth records.

What about Dates?

Obviously, the more recent the dates you are seeking, the easier it may be to locate. Luckily, though, Massachusetts does have a fairly, in-depth collection of vital records. During your Massachusetts genealogy queries, you can find records that date back to at least 1841. Anything earlier, for this state, may require more extensive research by using the Town Clerk for individual areas. For this reason, it is crucial that you be able to narrow down the search to just a few possible locations within Massachusetts, as opposed to searching the entire state.

Where to Search

There are many methods you can use to find, access or request copies of vital records for your Massachusetts genealogy queries online. For Massachusetts, there are also a number of ways to get vital records in person. As mentioned before, places such as the Town Clerk's office are a good starting point.

It can depend largely on what type of record you are seeking. For example, you need to check with the Registrar of Probate Court for Massachusetts divorce records. You can expect to pay for copies no matter which approach you take but, often times, you can save handling or shipping fees by picking them up in person, whenever possible. Either way, you can have great results from these tips when you conduct your Massachusetts genealogy queries.


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Contributed Genealogy Data - Massachusetts

Contributed Obituaries - Massachusetts

Massachusetts Obituary and Death Notice Archive

Massachusetts Newspapers Online (With links to archives)

Massachusetts Counties

Massachusetts Cities

Massachusetts Genealogy Databases - Offsite

Harvard University Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Barnstable County - Index of Deaths - City of Dennis - 2006

Barnstable County - Index of Marriages - City of Dennis - 2006

Barnstable County - Index of Deaths - City of Provincetown - 1999

Barnstable County - Index of Vitals - City of Provincetown - 2001

Barnstable County - Index of Vitals - City of Provincetown - 2003

Barnstable County - Index of Deaths - City of Provincetown - 2004

Barnstable County - Index of Deaths - City of Provincetown - 2005

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

Barnstable County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 7

Dukes County - Town of Edgartown - Index of Marriages 2003

Essex County - Obituary Collection

Essex County - Early Massachusetts Marriages 1651-1722

Essex County - Early Massachusetts Marriages

Essex County - Miscellaneous Obituaries

Essex County - Kevin Comeau Funeral Home (Haverhill)

Franklin County - Town of Deerfield - Index of Vitals 2005

Franklin County - Town of Gill - Index of Vitals 2005

Hampden County - Springfield Central High School Yearbook - 1908

Middlesex County - Town of Groton - Index of Vitals 2000

Middlesex County - Natick Death Records Search 1874-1913

Middlesex County - Early Lowell Marriage Intentions Search

Middlesex County - Early Lowell Deaths Search

Middlesex County - The Cozzens-Cushing House, Milton, MA

Middlesex County - The Hotel Milton

Middlesex County - The Victorian Milton Town Hall

Middlesex County - Hammatt Billings 1818-1874

Middlesex County - Jazaniah Ford (1757-1832)

Middlesex County - Index of Marriages - City of Ashby - 1998-2002

Middlesex County - Index of Deaths - City of Weston - 2003

Middlesex County - Index of Marriages - City of Weston - 2003

Middlesex County - Index of Deaths - City of Weston - 2004

Middlesex County - Index of Marriages - City of Weston - 2004

Middlesex County - Index of Marriages - Town of Ayer - 2006

Middlesex County - Index of Deaths - Town of Ayer - 2006

Middlesex County - Malden - Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home Obituaries

Norfolk County - Obituary Collection

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Canton - 2004

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Canton - 2005

Norfolk County - Index of Marriages - City of Canton - 2004

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Dover - 2001-2005

Norfolk County - Index of Marriages - City of Dover - 2001-2005

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 1998

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 1999

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2000

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2001

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2002

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2003

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2004

Norfolk County - Index of Deaths - City of Norwood - 2005

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - City of Duxbury - 2001-2006

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - City of Duxbury - 2000-2006

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - City of Pembroke - 2003

Plymouth County - Index of Vitals - City of Plympton

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - 2003 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - 2004 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - 2005 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - 2006 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - 2003 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - 2004 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - 2005 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - 2006 - City of Rockland

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - City of Wareham - 2002

Plymouth County - Index of Deaths - City of Wareham - 2003

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - City of Wareham - 2002

Plymouth County - Index of Marriages - City of Wareham - 2003

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - January 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - February 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - March 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - April 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - May 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - June 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - July 1958

Worcester County - City of Fitchburg - Index of Deaths - August 1958

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Probate Birth Records - 1880

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Probate Birth Records - 1892

Worcester County - Town of Northborough - Index of Deaths - 1996

Worcester County - Town of Uxbridge - Index of Deaths 2003-2005

Worcester County - Town of Uxbridge - Index of Marriages 2003-2005

Worcester County - Obituary Collection

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Worcester County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5


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