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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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Statewide Massachusetts Census Records Online

 1790-1890 Massachusetts Census Records at Ancestry

 1790 Federal Census of the US at the U. S. Census Bureau

 1850 Federal Census Index

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1855 Massachusetts State Census Records

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1865 Massachusetts State Census Records

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

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 1920 Federal Census Index

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Other MA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 1840 Federal Census Pensioners

 


MA Census Records Online by County

Middlesex County (formed 1643 - Original County)

1790 Federal Census Index & Census Transcript (complete - See Towns)

1790 Federal Census of Billerica

1790 Federal Census of Charlestown

1790 Federal Census of Concord

1790 Federal Census of Lincoln

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Wilmington

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Woburn

1800 Federal Census Index for Framingham

1800 Federal Census Records Transcript for Framingham

1800 Federal Census Transcription of Woburn

1810 Federal Census Transcription of Woburn

1820 Federal Census Transcription of Woburn

1850 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription (partial)

1850 Federal Census Index.  (partial) Surnames starting with: 
[A]   [B]   [C]   [D]   [E]   [F]   [G]   [H]   [I-J]   [K]   [L]
[M]   [N]   [O]   [P]   [Q]   [R]   [S]   [T]   [U-V]   [W-Z]

1850 Federal Census Transcription - Excludes Lowell (partial - Use above index)

1860 Federal Census Index for Woburn, MA

1860 Federal Census Records Transcript for Woburn, MA

1870 Federal Census Records for Woburn, MA

1880 Federal Census Transcription

1920 Federal Census Index (partial)

1920 Federal Census Records Transcript   (partial)

1930 Federal Census Index for Bethany House; St. Joseph Novitiate

1930 Federal Census Transcript of Bethany House; St. Joseph Novitiate

1930 Federal Census Pages:   (partial, ED 544 so far)  Pages:
[97B-99A]    [99B-101A]    [101B-103A]    [103B-105A]
[105B-107A]    [107B-109A]    [109B-111A]    [113B]

Other Records

1656 Petition to Form Marlborough with signers

1660 Original Land Owners in Marlboro

1679 Tax Records for Billerica

Pre 1850 Birth Records of Carlisle - Surnames A-M

Pre 1850 Birth Records of Carlisle - Surnames N-W

1910 Index of The Cambridge Blue Book


Nantucket (formed 1695)

1790 Federal Census Index for Sherburne District

1790 Federal Census Records for Sherburne District

1790 Federal Census of Sherburne


Norfolk (formed 1643 - Original County, added to Essex County in 1680, re-incorporated as Norfolk in 1793)

1754 Slave Census Return for Stoughton

1790 Federal Census for Stoughton

1790 Federal Census of Wrentham

1800 Federal Census for Stoughton

1810 Federal Census for Stoughton

1820 Federal Census for Stoughton

1830 Federal Census for Stoughton

1840 Federal Census for Stoughton

1840 Census of Pensioners for Stoughton

1850 Federal Census for Stoughton (partial)

1920 Federal Census Index for Dover Twp & Foxborough State Hospital

1920 Federal Census Records Transcript of Dover Twp

1920 Federal Census Records of Foxborough State Hospital

Other Records

Early Settlers and Land Records for Medway

1678, 1700, 1749 & 1800 Tax Lists for Milton

1727 Tax List for Stoughton

Pre 1850 Vital Records for Walpole

1850-1900 Vital Records for Medway

1865 Voters List for Stoughton

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)

1790 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-K

1790 Federal Census Index - Surnames L-Y

1790 Federal Census.  Use Index above.  Select a Township:
[Abingdon]    [Bridgewater]    [Carver]    [Duxborough]    [Halifax]
[Hanover]    [Hull]    [Kingston]    [Marshfield]    [Middleborough]
[Pembroke]     [Plymouth]    [Rochester]    [Scituate]    [Wareham]    [Towns Index]

1790 Federal Census Transcription (partial)

1790 Federal Census of Abingdon

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Bridgewater

1790 Federal Census of Plymouth

1790 Federal Census of Rochester

1790 Federal Census of Scituate

1790 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1800 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1810 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1820 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1830 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1840 Federal Census Transcription of Wareham

1860 Federal Census Index of Wareham

1880 Federal Census Index of Wareham

1890 Veterans Census Transcription of Wareham

1920 Federal Census Index of Wareham

Other Records

Bridgewater Vital Records

Civil War Soldiers from Wareham

Death Records From The Ancient Burial Ground at Kingston

French and Indian War Soldiers from Wareham

Revolutionary War Soldiers from Wareham

War of 1812 Soldiers from Wareham

Wareham Town Records - Books 1 and 2

1623-1640 Early Families of Scituate

1646 & 1670 Freemen of Duxbury

1649 Image of the Bridgewater Deed

1683-1689 Birth Records of Plymouth

1683-1689 Death Records of Plymouth

Pre 1850 Vital Records for Bridgewater

Pre 1850 Vital Records for Scituate

Pre 1850 Vital Records for West Bridgewater

1867 Directory of Wareham

1883 Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth

1909 City Directory of Plymouth located here.


Suffolk (formed 1643 - Original County)

1790 Federal Census Index and Census Transcript (complete)

1790 Federal Census of Bellingham

1790 Federal Census of Boston

1790 Federal Census of Braintree

1790 Federal Census of Brookline

1790 Federal Census of Chelsea

1790 Federal Census of Cohasset

1790 Federal Census of Dedham

1790 Federal Census of Dorchester

1790 Federal Census of Dover

1790 Federal Census of Foxborough

1790 Federal Census of Franklin

1790 Federal Census of Medfield

1790 Federal Census of Medway

1790 Federal Census of Milton

1790 Federal Census of Weymouth

1790 Federal Census of Wrentham

1860 Federal Census Index of Boston Ward 6 with Census Index  (Partial)

1860 Federal Census Transcription with Census Index  (partial)

1900 Federal Census Transcription with Census Index (partial)

1910 Federal Census Index of Revere Town

1910 Federal Census Transcription of Revere Town  (Use above index)

Other Records

1800 to 1925 City Directories for Boston

1800 City Directory of Boston located here.

1865 Boston City Directory

1904 City Business Directory Index of Boston located here.


Worcester County (formed 1731 from Middlesex & Suffolk)

1790 Federal Census Index with Complete Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census Records

1790 Printed Federal Census Image of Grafton

1790 Federal Census Transcription of City of Worcester

1800 Federal Census Index

1800 Federal Census Images

1800 Printed Federal Census Image of Grafton

1810 Federal Census Index  by SK Publications

1810 Federal Census Index for Paxton, MA

1810 Federal Census Records for Paxton, MA

1820 Federal Census Index  by SK Publications

1830 Federal Census Index  by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Index  by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census of Sutton: Part 1 (houses 1-99)
1850 Census of Sutton: Part 2 (houses 100-199)
1850 Census of Sutton: Part 3 (houses 200-299)
1850 Census of Sutton: Part 4 (houses 300-399)
1850 Census of Sutton: Part 5 (houses 400-437)

1880 Federal Census Index of Bolton

1880 Federal Census Transcription of Bolton  (use above index)

1910 Federal Census Index.  (partial)  Surnames starting with: 
[A-B]   [C-D]   [E-H]   [H-L]   [M-O missing?]   [P-S]   [S-Z]

1910 Federal Census Transcription (partial) (use above index)

 

1910 Federal Census Index.  (partial)  Surnames starting with: 
[A-Cl]   [Co-Go]   [Gr-L]   [M-Ri]   [Ro-Z]

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)

1910 Federal Census Transcription with Indexes

1920 Federal Census Index for Worcester City, Ward 1, partial

1920 Federal Census Records for Worcester City, Ward 1, partial

1930 Federal Census Index of Town of West Brookfield (partial)

1930 Federal Census Transcription of West Brookfield (partial)  (use above index)

Other Records

 Early Death Records of Lancaster.   Surnames starting with: 
[A-B]   [B-C]   [C-F]   [F-G]   [GO-JO]   [JO-LY]   [LA-PO]
[PO-RU]   [SA-TH]   [TH-WI]   [WA-WI]   [WO-Z]   

Grafton Military Records

1821-1921 Graduates of Amherst College

 

 

 

 

 

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Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes

Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire

Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester

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