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Massachusetts Census Notes
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.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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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.
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.
Massachusetts Vital Record Databases
MA Newspapers & Obituaries
US Census Records
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Statewide Massachusetts Census Records Online
Other MA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
MA Census Records Online by County
Middlesex County (formed 1643 - Original County)
Nantucket (formed 1695)
Norfolk County (formed 1643 - Original County, added to Essex County in 1680, re-incorporated as Norfolk in 1793)
1893 City Directory of Dedham located here.
1920 City Directory of Dedham located here.
1920 City Directory of Westwood located here.
Plymouth County (formed 1685)
1909 City Directory of Plymouth located here.
Suffolk (formed 1643 - Original County)
1910 Federal Census Transcription of Revere Town (Use above index)
1800 City Directory of Boston located here.
1904 City Business Directory Index of Boston located here.
Worcester County (formed 1731 from Middlesex & Suffolk)
1850 Federal Census of Sutton: Part 1 (houses 1-99)
1880 Federal Census Transcription of Bolton (use above index)
1910 Federal Census Transcription (partial) (use above index)
1910 Federal Census of ED 1769 (use above index)
1910 Federal Census of ED 1770 (use above index)
1910 Federal Census of ED 1778 (use above index)
1910 Federal Census of ED 1803 (use above index)
1910 Federal Census of ED 1801 (use above index)
1910 Federal Census Records Transcript (partial)
1930 Federal Census Transcription of West Brookfield (partial) (use above index)
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