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• 1620s-2000s: Massachusetts Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887
Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905
Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961




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• 1840-1915: Massachusetts, Birth Records at Ancestry ($)




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• 1630s-1940s: United States Marriages, Massachusetts at FindMyPast ($)




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• 1840-1915: Massachusetts, Marriage Records at Ancestry ($)




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• 1620s-2000s: Massachusetts Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924
Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943
Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910
Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003
Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887
Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920
Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014




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• 1841-1915: Massachusetts, Death Records at Ancestry ($)




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