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Massachusetts is one of the easiest states to research your family history because so many records have been kept since very early times.  Most of the early Massachusetts genealogical records have been published in written form for easy access by researchers, however it seems that very few of these records can be found free online.  More free census records are being added all the time.  Ancestry does offer a large collection of Massachusetts genealogy records online.

Federal Massachusetts Census Records are available to the public for census years: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.  A portion of the 1800 Suffolk County census schedule is missing. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal Massachusetts census records were completely destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire, however the 1890 Massachusetts Veterans and Widows census schedules did survive the fire and can provide a helpful census substitute. See Bridging the 1890 Census Gapand See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

Soundex Indexes for Massachusetts census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1920.

Although a Massachusetts State Census enumeration was taken ever 10 years from 1845-1945, the 1855 & 1865 Massachusetts State Census records are the only state censuses for Massachusetts known to survive. See 1855 Massachusetts State Census and See 1865 Massachusetts State Census. Copies of these MA state census records may be ordered at Massachusetts Document Retrieval for a fee.

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Registry of Vital Statistics

150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Phone: (617) 740-2600

How to obtain certificates.

Massachusetts Births, deaths and marriages have been recorded since 1635, however statewide collection of vital records began in 1841.  The offices of the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records are open to the public for genealogical research.

The Massachusetts State Archives holds 1841-1920 vital records and provides an online index for MA Vital Records 1841-1910.

Prior to 1841, MA vital records will be found locally in the city or town where the event occurred.

Boston vital records are available since 1630 in the office of the Boston city registrar.

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Other MA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

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MA Census Records Online by County

Essex County (formed 1643 - Original County)

1790 Federal Census Index and Census Records Transcript (Complete with the exception of Newburyport & Salem)

1890 Federal Census Veterans and Widows Schedules

 

    Almsbury    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcription of Almsbury

 

    Amesbury (parent town of Merrimac founded in 1876)    

Other Records

Vital Records of Amesbury Until 1849

 

    Andover    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript of Andover

1790 Federal Census Records Transcription of Andover

1800 Federal Census Records of Andover - Surnames A-G

1800 Federal Census Records of Andover - Surnames H-W

Other Records

Vital Records of Andover Until 1849

 

    Beverly    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

    Boxford    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

    Bradford (parent town of Grover founded in 1850)   

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Bradford

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

Vital Records of Bradford Until 1849

 

    Danvers (parent town of Peabody founded in 1855)   

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

First Settlers of Danvers

Vital Records of Danvers Until 1849

 

    Essex    

1782 Census Records

1814 Census Records

1820 Census Records

1830 Census Index

1830 Census Records

1840 Census Records

1850 Census Records

1860 Census Records

Other Records

Congregational Church Papers and Members

Early Vital Records

1780 Tax Lists of Chebacco Parish /  Essex

1800-1824 Tax Lists of Chebacco Parish / Essex

1903 Town Directory

1912 Town Directory

 

    Georgetown    

1855 State Census Transcription

Other Records

First Settlers & History of Georgetown (Rowley)

 

    Gloucester    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Haverhill    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Haverhill

1850 Federal Census Transcription of Haverhill

Other Records

Biographies of Early Inhabitants

Early Settlers

1645 Land Holders

1650 Land Holders

1735-1737 Throat Distemper Epidemic and List of Deaths

1798 Householders

Pre 1850 Vital Records for Haverhill

 

    Ipswich    

1790 Federal Census Index of Ipswich

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

Early Settlers of Ipswich

 

    Lynn (parent town of Swampscott founded in 1852 & Nahant founded in 1853)    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

Vital Records of Lynn Until 1849

 

    Lynnfield    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Manchester    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Marblehead    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

Early Settlers of Marblehead

 

    Methuen    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Middleton    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Newbury    

1790 Federal Census Index of Newbury

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

First Settlers of Newbury

Vital Records of Newbury to the End of the Year 1849

 

    Newburyport    

1790 Federal Census Index

 

    Rowley    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

1677 Freeholders in Rowley

Early Settlers of Rowley

 

    Salisbury    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

First Settlers of Salisbury

Salisbury Vital Records through 1849

 

    Topsfield    

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

 

    Wenham    

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Records Transcript

1800 Federal Census Transcription

1810 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Records Index and Transcription

Other Records

1644-1847 Town Officials

1654-1887 Selectmen

1886-1887 Postal Directory

Early Wills


Franklin county (formed 1811 from Hampshire)

1790 Federal Census of Colrain and 1798 Direct Tax Records

1920 Federal Census Index of Shutesbury Town

1920 Federal Census Transcript of Shutesbury Town


Hampden County (formed 1812 from Hampshire)

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Granville

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Westfield

1820 Federal Census Records with Census Index  (partial)

1930 Federal Census Records with Census Index  (partial)

Other Records

Pre1700s Vital Records in Westfield

Pre 1850 Birth Records in Granville

1852-1871 Springfield City Officials

Civil War Soldiers


Hampshire County (formed 1662 from Middlesex)

1790 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with: 
[A-Bl]   [C-D]   [E-G]   [H-L]   [M-P]   [Q-S]   [T-Y]

1790 Federal Census Transcription (Use with above index)

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Transcription at Ray's Place

1810 Federal Census Records Transcript with Census Index (town info)

1920 Federal Census Index for Goshen, MA

1920 Federal Census Records Transcript  (partial)

Other Records

Pre1840 Death Records

1888 City Officials of Northampton

1918 List of Residents Assessed for Poll Taxes located here.

 

 

 

 

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Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes

Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire

Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester

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