Massachusetts Vital Records Volumes

 

     Between the late 1800s and World War II the vital records (to about 1850) for more than 200 of the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth were published in a series of books formally known as the "Systematic Series," but commonly called the "Official Series," or the "Tan Books" for the color of their bindings.  The volumes comprising the "Systematic Series" are listed in the first section below.  Early records for southeastern Massachusetts are found in the Plymouth Colony Records, which have their own listing.  VR volumes for many other towns have been published (some of which have been published in a format to match the "Systematic Series"), and those are listed in a third section.  Some records have been published in volumes spanning multiple towns, and those are in the fourth section.  Some VRs were also partially published in genealogical journals, and I have included those articles which I have used in my research in the fifth section, although this is by no means a complete listing of such articles.  The Search & ReSearch CD-ROMs include records that have not been published elsewhere, and those are listed in the sixth section.  A final section lists published vital records for towns which were originally in Massachusetts, but which are now in other states - this section is still under construction.  This listing provides publication information for all of those works, as far as I have been able to determine them.

     Note that I have highlighted the names of towns in the titles in red in order to make it easier to pick out particular towns.

     Most of the Systematic Series volumes are in the public domain, and scans of those can often be downloaded from one or more of these sites:

     Scans are also available at Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest - you may have access to those through your public library.  Many transcriptions of vital records volumes are online at sites such as:
     Some transcriptions are also on Massachusetts city and town sites in the USGenWeb Project.

     Although the published vital records are generally extremely accurate, a number of transcription errors and typographical errors have been discovered in them.  For corrections found by researchers see Errors in Published Vital Records - your contributions of errors (with documentation) are welcome.

 

The Tan Books, Official Series or Systematic Series

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Abington Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths.

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Alford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

Vital Records of Amesbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913)

Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Arlington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1909)

Florence Conant Howes, Editor, Vital Records of Ashfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1942)

Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1910)

Vital Records of Attleborough Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1934)

Franklin P. Rice, Editor, Vital Records of Auburn, (Formerly Ward), Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850: With Inscriptions from the Old Burial Grounds (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1900)

Vital Records of Barre, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Becket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Frances L. Eaton and Martha F. Duren, Editors, Vital Records of Berlin Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1899 (Marlboro, MA: Frances L. Eaton, 1935)

Vital Records of Beverly Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906-1907); Volume 1 (1906): Births; Volume 2 (1907): Marriages and Deaths

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Billerica Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908)

Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1910)

A Report of the Record Commissioners Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1883; Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1908; repr. w/ BRC24 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978)

A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1894; repr. w/ BRC09 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978)

A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing the Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751 (Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1898; repr. w/ BRC30 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977; Baltimore: Clearfield Co. 1997)

A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston: 1883; repr. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1903; repr. w/ BRC28 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977; Baltimore: Clearfield Co. 1997)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Boxborough Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1915)

Vital Records of Boxford Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1905)

Franklin P. Rice, Editor, Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1900)

Vital Records of Bradford Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907)

Samuel A. Bates, Editor, Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640 to 1793 (Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, 1886)

George Ernest Bowman, Editor, Vital Records of the Town of Brewster Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1904)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Brimfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1931)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Brockton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1909)

Vital Records of Brookline Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1929)

Vital Records of Buckland Massachusetts to End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1934)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Burlington Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: 1915)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914-1915); Volume 1 (1914): Births; Volume 2 (1915): Marriages and Deaths

Frederick Endicott, Editor, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800, and in the Town of Canton from 1797 to 1845, Preceded by Records of the South Precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727 (Canton, MA: By the Town, 1896)

Vital Records of Carlisle Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1918)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Carver Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Charlemont Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917)

Vital Records of Charlton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1905)

Vital Records of Chelmsford Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1914)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Chelsea Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1916)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Chester Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Chilmark, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Cohasset Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1916)

Vital Records of Colrain Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1934)

Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths 1635-1850 (Boston: The Town, 1895)

Florence Conant Howes, Editor, Vital Records of Conway Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Dalton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Dana Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: Burr Printing Co., 1925)

Vital Records of Danvers Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1909-1910); Volume 1 (1909): Births; Volume 2 (1910): Marriages and Deaths

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Dartmouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 3 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930); Volume 1 (1929): Births; Volume 2 (1930): Marriages; Volume 3 (1930): Deaths

Don Gleason Hill, Editor, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, in the Town of Dedham 1635-1845 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1886)

Don Gleason Hill, Editor, An Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Births, in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1844-1890 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1894)

Don Gleason Hill, Editor, An Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Marriages, in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1844-1890 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1896)

Don Gleason Hill, Editor, An Alphabetical Abstract of the Record of Deaths, in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1844-1890 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1895)

Don Gleason Hill, Editor, The Record of the Town Meetings, and Abstract of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1887-1896 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1896)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1920)

A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1890; Second impression, 1891)

Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849 (Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1905)

Vital Records of Douglas, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1906)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Dover Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Dracut, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907)

Vital Records of Dudley, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1908)

Vital Records of Dunstable Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1913)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of East Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Edgartown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906)

Vital Records of Essex Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1908)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Foxborough Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Framingham Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1911)

Orestes T. Doe, Editor, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Franklin, from 1778 to 1872 (Franklin, MA: Office of the Franklin Sentinel, 1898)

Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1907)

Vital Records of Georgetown Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1928)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Gill, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Vital Records of Gloucester Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 3 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1923-1924); Volume 1 (1923): Births; Volume 2 (1923): Marriages; Volume 3 (1924): Deaths)

Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1906)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Granville Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Greenfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1915)

Vital Records of Groton Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1927); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

George Ernest Bowman, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1905)

Vital Records of Hamilton Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1908)

Jedediah Dwelley, et. al., Editors, A Copy of the Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths and of Intentions of Marriage of the Town of Hanover, Mass. 1727-1857, As Recorded by the Several Town Clerks for the Said Town of Hanover (Rockland, MA: Press of the Rockland Standard, 1898)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Hanson Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Hardwick Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1917)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Harvard Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1917)

Vital Records of Haverhill Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1910-1911); Volume 1 (1910): Births; Volume 2 (1911): Marriages and Deaths

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Heath Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1915)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Hinsdale, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1904)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Holliston Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Hopkinton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Vital Records of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1907)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Hull, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1911)

Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 3 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1910-1919); Volume 1 (1910): Births; Volume 2 (1910): Marriages and Deaths; Volume 3 (1919): Misc. Records

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Kingston Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Henry S. Nourse, Editor, The Birth Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890)

Vital Records of Lawrence Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1926)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Lee, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)

Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1911)

Lexington Mass. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1898)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Lincoln Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908)

Joseph Alfred Harwood, Editor, Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, 2 Volumes (Littleton, MA: By the Town, 1909?)

Vital Records of Lowell Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 4 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1930); Volume 1: Births; Vol 2: Marriages; Volume 3: Marriages; Volume 4: Deaths

Walter A. Davis, Editor, The Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg Massachusetts Including That Part which is Now Fitchburg 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: By the City, 1896)

Vital Records of Lynn Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1905-1906); Volume 1 (1905): Births; Volume 2 (1906): Marriages and Deaths

Vital Records of Lynnfield Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1907)

Deloraine P. Corey, Editor, Births Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Malden Massachusetts 1649-1850 (Cambridge, MA: The City, 1903)

Vital Records of Manchester Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1903)

Vital Records of Mansfield Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1933)

Vital Records of Marblehead Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 3 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1908); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths; Volume 3: Supplementary Records)

Franklin P. Rice, Editor, Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: By the Author, 1908)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Mendon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1920)

Vital Records of Methuen Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1909)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Middlefield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907)

Vital Records of Middleton Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1904)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Milford Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1917)

Vital Records of Millbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)

Horace E. Ware, Edmund J. Carpenter and Henry B. Martin, Editors, Milton Records: Births, Marriages and Deaths 1662-1843 Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1900)

Vital Records of Montague Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1934)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Montgomery, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 5 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-1928); Volume 1 (1925): Births (A-F); Volume 2 (1926): Births (G-Z); Volume 3 (1927): Marriages (A-G); Volume 4 (1927): Marriages (H-Z); Volume 5 (1928): Deaths

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Natick Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1910)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of New Ashford Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916)

Henry Edwards Scott and Florence Conant Howes, Editors, Vital Records of New Bedford Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 3 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1932, 1941); Volume 1 (1932): Births; Volume 2 (1932): Marriages; Volume 3 (1941): Deaths

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of New Braintree, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of New Salem Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1927)

Vital Records of Newbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1911); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Vital Records of Newburyport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1911); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905)

Vital Records of Northborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1901)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Northbridge Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1916)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906)

Vital Records of Oakham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1905)

Florence Conant Howes, Editor, Vital Records of Otis Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1941)

Vital Records of Oxford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1905)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Palmer, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Pelham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Pembroke Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Peru, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1904)

Vital Records of Phillipston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1906)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Plympton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923)

Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1902)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Reading Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1912)

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Richmond Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1913)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Rochester Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Vital Records of Rockport Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1924)

Vital Records of Rowley Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1928)

Vital Records of Roxbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1925-1926); Volume 1 (1925): Births; Volume 2 (1926): Marriages and Deaths

Vital Records of Royalston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1906)

Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1905)

Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 6 Volumes (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1916-1925); Volume 1 (1916): Births A-L; Volume 2 (1918): Births M-Y+; Volume 3 (1924): Marriages A-L; Volume 4 (1924): Marriages M-Z+; Volume 5 (1925): Deaths A-L; Volume 6 (1925): Deaths M-Z+

Vital Records of Salisbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915)

Elizur Yale Smith, Editor, Vital Records of Sandisfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, with Sandisfield Revolutionary Soldiers (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1936)

Vital Records of Saugus Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1907)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 9: Seekonk (including East Providence), Pawtucket and Newman Congregational Church (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Sharon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1909)

Vital Records of Shelburne Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1931)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Sherborn Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1911)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Shirley Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918)

Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1904)

Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)

Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1909)

Vital Records of Stoneham Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1918)

Frederick Endicott, Editor, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800, and in the Town of Canton from 1797 to 1845, Preceded by Records of the South Precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727 (Canton, MA: By the Town, 1896)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Town of Sturbridge, from the Settlement of the Town to 1816 (Southbridge, MA: Geo. M. Whitaker, 1879)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Sturbridge Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1907)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Taunton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 3 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928-1929); Volume 1 (1929): Births; Volume 2 (1928): Marriages; Volume 3 (1929): Deaths

Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1907)

Vital Records of Tewksbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1912)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Tisbury Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910)

Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts ..., 2 Volumes (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1903, 1916); Volume 1 (1903): Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849; Volume 2 (1916): Vital Records of Topsfield Massachusetts 1850-1899 (George Francis Dow)

George Ernest Bowman, Editor, Vital Records of the Town of Truro Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1933)

Vital Records of Tyngsborough Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1913)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Tyringham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1904)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Uxbridge Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1916)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Wakefield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1912)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Walpole, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1902)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Vital Records of Warren (Formerly Western), Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1910)

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Washington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)

Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Watertown, MA: Press of Fred G. Barker, 1894)

Watertown Records, Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings, and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, to the End of 1737. Also, the Plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burial Ground (Watertown, MA: Press of Fred G. Barker, 1900)

Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings, and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1904)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Wayland Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910)

Vital Records of Wenham Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1904)

Vital Records of West Boylston, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1911)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of West Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Vital Records of West Newbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1918)

Florence Conant Howes, Editor, Vital Records of West Springfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1944, 1945); Volume 1 (1944): Births; Volume 2 (1945): Marriages and Deaths

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907)

Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903)

Vital Records of Westford Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1915)

Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1908)

Mary Frances Peirce, Editor, Town of Weston Births, Deaths and Marriages 1707-1850; Gravestones 1703-1900; Church Records 1709-1825 (Boston: 1901)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Westport Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Weymouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

Henry Ernest Woods, Editor, Vital Records of Williamstown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907)

James E. Kelley, Editor, Wilmington Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, from 1730 to 1898 (Lowell, MA: Vox Populi Press, 1898)

Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1909)

Henry Edwards Scott, Editor, Vital Records of Windsor Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part I: Births from 1640 to 1873 (Woburn, MA: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1890)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part II: Deaths from 1640 to 1873 (Woburn, MA: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1890)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part III: Marriages from 1640 to 1873 (Boston: Winship, Daniels & Co., 1891)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part IV: Births 1873-1890 (Woburn, MA: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1892)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part V: Deaths 1873-1890 (Woburn, MA: The News Print, 1893)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part VI: Marriages 1873-1890 (Woburn, MA: The News Print, 1894)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part VII: Births 1891-1900 (Woburn, MA: The News Print, 1906)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part VIII: Deaths January 1, 1891, to December 31, 1900, With Appendix of Deaths Published in Woburn Journal, Before 1891, and Not Found on the City Records (Woburn, MA: The City, 1916)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part IX: Marriages January 1, 1891, to December 31, 1900, With Appendix of Marriages Published in Woburn Newspapers, Before 1891, and Not Found on the City Records (Woburn, MA: The City, 1918)

Edward F. Johnson, Editor, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Part X: Marriage Intentions, December 2, 1699, to December 31, 1890 (Woburn, MA: The City, 1919)

Franklin P. Rice, Editor, Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths (Worcester, MA: Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1894)

F. Apthorp Foster, Editor, Vital Records of Worthington Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911)

Thomas W. Baldwin, Editor, Vital Records of Wrentham Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1910); Volume 1: Births; Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths

 

Plymouth Colony Records

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff (Volumes 1-8) and David Pulsifer (Volumes 9-12), Editors, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth In New England, 12 Volumes (Boston: The Press of William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1855-1861; Reprinted in 6 Volumes, New York: AMS Press, 1968) - See my Consolidated Index.

 

Other Volumes of Vital Records

Jeannette D. Pingrey, Editor, Birth, Marriage and Death Records of the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA?: 1989)

Leonard H. Smith Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Editors, Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich (Clearwater, FL: Leonard H. Smith, 1976, repr. 1982; repr. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1992, 1994, 1996) These records are reprinted from Mayflower Descendant.

William S. Appleton, Editor, Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699; Boston Births, 1700-1800, 2 Volumes (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978; repr. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1994)

Edward W. McGlenen, Editor, Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1809, 2 Volumes (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977); Volume 1, 1700-1751; Volume 2, 1752-1809 (Reprints of BRC28 & BRC30)

Roger D. Joselyn, Editor, Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984, 1995); Volume 1 (1984); Volume 2 in 2 parts (1995)

Sheila M. Dann Westgate and Anna Lowell Tomlinson, Compilers, Vital Records of the Town of Chatham, Massachusetts,, 2 Volumes (Chatham, MA: Chatham Historical Society, 1991); Volume I: 1696-1850, Volume II: 1851-1900

William W. Streeter and Daphne H. Morris, Editors, The Vital Records of Cummington, Massachusetts 1762-1900 (Hartford, CT: William W. Streeter and D. H. Morris, 1979)

Robert Brand Hanson, Editor, Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1635-1845, 3 Volumes (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1989; Revised and expanded edition, Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997) Volume 1: Births and Baptisms, 1635-1844; Volume 2: Deaths, 1636-1844; Volume 3: Marriages, 1638-1844

Roberta Gilbert Bratti, Natalie Hardacker Ross and Pauline Wixon Derick, Editors, Dennis, Massachusetts Vital Records 1793-1900, 3 Volumes (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1993)

Leonard H. Smith Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Editors, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans (Clearwater, FL: Leonard H. Smith, 1976, repr. 1980; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992; Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1993, 1996, 2003) These records are reprinted from Mayflower Descendant.

Lester Card, Editor, Marriages of Easton, Massachusetts, from the Earliest Entry down to 1802 (South Norwalk, CT: 1942)

Leonard H. Smith Jr. and Dorothy Marvelle Boywe, Editors, Vital Records of Fairhaven, Massachusetts to 1850 (Clearwater, FL: Leonard H. Smith, 1986; repr. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1993) These records are reprinted from Mayflower Descendant.

Oliver B. Brown, Editor, Vital Records of Falmouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Warwick, RI: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1976)

Walter A. Davis, Editor, The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh Massachusetts 1764-1789, 8 Volumes (Fitchburg, MA: For the Town, 1898-1913)

Helen Gurney Thomas, Editor, Vital Records of the Town of Freetown Massachusetts 1686 Through 1890 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1988)

Mary Phillips Herbert, Editor, Freetown, Mass. Marriage Records, 1686-1844 (Glendale, CA: The Author, 1934)

Louise H. Kelley and Dorothy Straw, Editors, Vital Records, Town of Harwich, Massachusetts, 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, 1982 )

George Lincoln, et. al., History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 3 Volumes (Hingham, MA: Town of Hingham, 1893; Volumes II & III repr. 2 Volumes in 1, Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1982, 1987) Note: Although not a vital records volume, the family registers in this work were compiled using the unpublished Hingham town records, and are useful as a substitute until those records are published.

Robert M. Sherman and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Editors, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Warwick, RI: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1970; repr. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993)

Alfred Wood, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts (Boston: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1947)

Leonard H. Smith Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Editors, Vital Records of the Town of Middleborough (Clearwater, FL: Leonard H. Smith, 1974, repr. 1981; repr. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1993) These records are reprinted from Mayflower Descendant.

Barbara Lambert Merrick and Alicia Crane Williams, Editors, Middleborough, Massachusetts Vital Records, 2 Volumes (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986, 1990); Volume 1 (1986): Births to 1838, Deaths to 1800, Marriages to 1772; Volume 2 (1990): Births to 1838, Deaths to 1836, Marriages to 1842, Marriage Intentions to 1845

Robert Brand Hanson, Editor, Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts, 1711-1845 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997)

Marcia L. Membrino and Paul A. Russell, Compilers and Editors, Paxton, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1748-1850 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996)

George A. Rice, Compiler and Editor, Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985)

Leonard H. Smith Jr., Editor, Vital Records of the Town of Plymouth (Clearwater, FL: Leonard H. Smith, 1989; repr. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1992, 1999)

Lee D. van Antwerp and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Editors, Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993)

Margaret Harris Stover, Compiler, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997)

Caroline Lewis Kardell and Russell A. Lovell, Jr., Editors, Vital Records of Sandwich Massachusetts to 1885, 2 Volumes plus index (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996)

Elmer Irwin Shepard, Marriages in Savoy, Massachusetts to 1865 (Berkshire Genealogical Notes No. 5) (Williamstown, MA: s.n., 1951)

Jay Mack Holbrook, Editor, Southbridge, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, 1981)

Clifford L. Stott, Editor, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, 4 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003; CD-ROM Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002)

Prances Pratt Tapley, Editor, Vital Records of Sterling Massachusetts (Worcester, MA: The Town, 1976)

David Allen Lambert, Editor, Vital Records of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (Braintree, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008)
Also see Canton

H. L. Peter Rounds, Editor, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992)

Henry C. Hallowell, Lee K. Kugler and Varoline Lewis Kardell, Editors, Vital Records of Townsend, Massachusetts: Town Records to 1850 with Marriage Intentions to 1873 and Cemetery Inscriptions (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992)

Robert M. Sherman and Ruth W. Sherman, Editors, Vital Records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 2 Volumes (Warwick, RI: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1975; repr. ME: Picton Press, 1993)

 

Compiled Volumes Spanning Multiple Towns

Frederic W. Bailey, Plymouth County Marriages 1692-1746 (Cambridge, MA: Lucy Hall Greenlaw, 1900; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968, 1979, 1991, 1996; Reprinted from Genealogical Advertiser Volumes 1 (1898) & 2 (1899))

Frederic W. Bailey, Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 as Found on Ancient Court Records of the Counties of Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Bristol (Worcester, MA: Frederic W. Bailey, 1914; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968, 1979, 1991, 1996)

Frederic W. Bailey, Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 as Found on the Official Records of Plymouth County (New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1900; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968, 1979, 1991, 1996)

Frederic W. Bailey, Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 as Found on the Official Records of Worcester County (New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897; repr. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968, 1979, 1991, 1996)

 

Vital Records in Genealogical Journals

George Ernest Bowman, "Abington, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 8 (1906):10-12)

George Ernest Bowman, "Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 2 (1900):212-215; 3 (1901):51-54, 71-73, 149-152; 4 (1902):120-122, 221-227; 5 (1903):72-75, 171; 6 (1904):97-99, 135-140, 236-239; 10 (1908):249-250; 11 (1909):95-100, 130-132; 12 (1910):153-156; 14 (1912):86-89, 225-227; 19 (1917):77-83, 125-128, 154-156; 20 (1918):41-43; 23 (1921):125-129; 25 (1923):129-133, 147-150; 27 (1925):5-10; 31 (1933):6-15, 81-47, 139-142, 147-152; 32 (1934):51-60, 148-156; 33 (1935):23-29, 116-128, 162-171; 34 (1937):17-21, 115-119)

Scott Andrew Bartley, "Berkley, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 51 (2002):25-48, 130-165; 53 (2004):52-66, 116-133; 55 (2006):116-139)

David Pulsifer, William B. Trask and J. G. Locke, "Early Records of Boston" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 2 (1848):76-80, 188-191, 274-276, 400-402; 3 (1849):38-40, 126-127, 247-248; 4 (1850):55-56, 181-184, 267-274, 359-360; 5 (1851):97-98, 243-244, 333-334; 6 (1852):183-184, 377-380; 7 (1853):159-162, 281-284; 8 (1854):37-40, 345-350; 9 (1855):165-172, 249-254; 10 (1856):67-72, 217-224; 11 (1857):199-205, 330-335; 12 (1858):107-110, 347-350; 13 (1859):213-220) - Includes some early vital records of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Dedham, Dorchester, Hingham, Medfield, Roxbury, Springfield, Sudbury, Watertown, Weymouth and Woburn.

Samuel A. Bates, "Braintree Records" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 36 (1882):46-51, 299-301, 376-380; 37 (1883):27-32, 163-169, 285-287, 346-348; 38 (1884):262-264)

Bradford Kingman, "Marriages in the Town of Bridgewater Previous to its Division" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 21 (1867):225-228)

George Ernest Bowman, "Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 2 (1900):90-93, 144-147, 241-244; 3 (1901):8-10, 142-143; 5 (1903):247-250; 6 (1904):7-8; 7 (1905):55-57; 14 (1912):45-48, 180-185, 203-209; 15 (1913):45-50, 84-92, 168-174, 195-200; 16 (1914):39-45, 97-105, 185-191)

George Ernest Bowman, "Chatham, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 4 (1902):182-185, 198-202; 5 (1903):120-122, 141-143; 7 (1905):137-143; 9 (1907):33-36, 179-182, 221; 10 (1908):194-198; 11 (1909):39-42, 119-121; 12 (1910):171-176, 215-218; 13 (1911):27-31; 15 (1913):130-135; 16 (1914):212-217; 17 (1915):87-99; 24 (1922):64-68, 101-103)

"Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 73 (1919):246-260; 74 (1920):7-13)

Mary Abba Baker, "Dennis, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 6 (1904):2-6, 91-95, 165-169, 251-254; 7 (1905):3-5, 66-72, 159-162; 8 (1906):50-54; 10 (1908):36-38, 116-118, 209-213; 11 (1909):211-214; 12 (1910):40-44; 13 (1911):14-18, 120-126, 254-256)

"Marriages, Births and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 16 (1862):77-81, 152-158)

Charles Hunt Smith, "Dover Records" (The Dedham Historical Register, 1 (1890):52-56, 138-139; 2 (1891):33-35, 61-62, 99-101, 146-148; 3 (1892):38-39, 76-78; 4 (1893):45-46; 5 (1894):37, 171-172)

George Ernest Bowman, "Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 8 (1906):231-234; 9 (1907):24-26, 107-109, 171-175, 229-232; 10 (1908):184-186; 11 (1909):22-25, 78-82, 148-151, 235-241; 12 (1910):29-34, 118-126, 161-170; 29 (1931):62-67, 172-183; 30 (1932):37-44, 79-86, 172-182; 31 (1933):66-69)

Donald and Rebecca Ford, "Duxbury Marriages from Town Reports" (Mayflower Descendant, 35 (1985):69-72, 167-168; 36 (1986):63-66; 37 (1987):61-64, 183-184; 38 (1988):63-64, 159-160; 39 (1989):61-62, 169-170; 40 (1990):85-88)

Henry F. Jenks, "Marriages in the Town of Bridgewater previous to its Division" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 45 (1891):12-14, 142-145, 244-246, 283-285; 46 (1892):55-57, 167-171)

George Ernest Bowman, "Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 3 (1901):178-181, 229-231; 4 (1902):29-34, 140-142; 5 (1903):22-23, 195-198; 6 (1904):12-16, 201-207; 7 (1905):12-20, 235-239; 8 (1906):12-18, 88-95, 243-247; 9 (1907):7-14; 15 (1913):52-58, 67-76, 140-145, 227-234; 16 (1914):26-34, 68-76, 141-148, 195-205; 17 (1915):29-37, 79-82, 140-150; 19 (1917):100-105, 185-186; 20 (1918):94-96, 155-158; 24 (1922):86-91, 138-141, 189-192; 25 (1923):40-42; 27 (1925):102-108, 186-188; 28 (1930):7-16, 75-83, 108-117, 171-182; 29 (1931):10-17; 31 (1933):172-178; 32 (1934):39-44, 61-70, 111-115, 171-177; 33 (1935):11-18, 80-89, 132-136, 181-190; 35 (1985):5-8; 36 (1986):80; 39 (1989):125-126; 40 (1990):11-14, 195-196; 41 (1991):59-60, 145-146; 42 (1992):35-36, 173-174; 43 (1993):65-66, 205-208)

James W. Lucas and David Allen Lambert, "Easton, Massachusetts, Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 44 (1994):131-136; 45 (1995):33-40, 139-142; 46 (1996):29-32, 177-180; 47 (1997):55-58, 145-148; 49 (2000):20-21, 146-153; 50 (2001):142-147; 52 (2003):55-72, 138-156; 53 (2004):70-80; 54 (2005):56-75, 174-180; 55 (2006):72-84; 57 (2008):76-85; 58 (2009):63-91, 141-170; 59 (2010):32-61 - Series not yet completed)

"Marriage Record Exchange 1777-1850: Certificates of Marriages, Town of Troy, Now Fall River, Mass." (Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, 43 (July-Dec., 1913):666, 743-745)

"Falmouth, Mass., Records" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 3 (1900):57-60, 81-85; 4 (1901):19-25, 81-83, 111-118)

Henry Ellis Ruggles, "Births, Franklin, Mass." (The Dedham Historical Register, 1 (1890):114-116, 136-138; 2 (1891):28-30, 69, 106-108, 151-152; 3 (1892):28-30, 92-93; 4 (1893):26, 75-77)

"Freetown, Mass., Records" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 4 (1901):33-37)

Elisabeth Penn Hammond, "Halifax, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 3 (1901):30-32, 157-159; 4 (1902):20-22; 5 (1903):103-109, 151-152; 6 (1904):49-50; 7 (1905):48-54, 110-113)

George Ernest Bowman, "Harwich, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 3 (1901):174-176; 4 (1902):175-179, 207-210; 5 (1903):86-90, 202-204; 6 (1904):54-56, 82-85; 7 (1905):194-198; 8 (1906):34-36, 105-107, 159-164, 217-220; 11 (1909):173-176, 248-249; 13 (1911):55-60, 66-72, 147-149; 19 (1917):55-60, 116-119; 20 (1918):24-27; 23 (1921):55-61, 117-122; 24 (1922):110-114, 150-154; 25 (1923):60-64, 100-101; 33 (1935):60-73, 146-152; 34 (1937):24-28, 67-73, 102-111)

George C. Burgess, "Kingston, Mass., Records" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 2 (1899):1-9, 39-44, 119-126; 3 (1900):22-26, 77-80; 4 (1901):14-18, 68-73)

"Some Vital Records of Leverett, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 117 (1963):261-268)

M. A. Thomas, "Deaths and Burials from the Early Records of Marshfield, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 8 (1854):191-192, 228-230)

George Ernest Bowman, "Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 2 (1900):3-7, 110-112, 179-183, 249-252; 3 (1901):41-43, 187-189; 4 (1902):125-126; 5 (1903):233-237; 6 (1904):18-21, 67-70; 7 (1905):118-122, 131-134; 8 (1906):42-44, 175-180; 9 (1907):183-187; 29 (1931):103-113, 154-163; 30 (1932):129-137, 146-156; 31 (1933):19-26, 70-81; 32 (1934):103-107)

Donald and Rebecca Ford, "Marshfield Marriages from Town Reports" (Mayflower Descendant, 35 (1985):73-76, 169-170; 36 (1986):67-70; 37 (1987):65-68, 185-186; 38 (1988):65-66, 161-162; 39 (1989):63-64, 171-172; 40 (1990):89-90, 187-188; 41 (1991):47-48)

Alfred Wood, "Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts" (Mayflower Descendant, 46 (1996):65-70, 161-164; 47 (1997):27-32, 117-122; 48 (1998):65-68, 123-128)

George Ernest Bowman / Ethel A. Richardson, "Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 1 (1899):219-224; 2 (1900):41-43, 157-160, 201-203; 3 (1901):83-86, 232-236; 4 (1902):67-75; 5 (1903):37-40; 6 (1904):179-180, 226-229; 7 (1905):239-243; 8 (1906):29-30, 248-250; 9 (1907):46-49; 12 (1910):130-132, 230-233; 13 (1911):3-7, 249-253; 14 (1912):243-246; 15 (1913):24, 120-122, 217-223; 16 (1914):13-20, 106-109, 132-138, 244-248; 17 (1915):19-22; 18 (1916):77-85, 151-158; 19 (1917):46-48, 141-143, 173-176; 20 (1918):44-38; 22 (1920):146-153; 23 (1921):38-48, 69-71; 24 (1922):38-41, 55-58, 131-133, 185-186; 25 (1923):87-89, 104-109; 26 (1924):24-31; 27 (1925):131-134; 29 (1931):183-190; 30 (1932):6-15; 31 (1933):133-139, 188-190; 32 (1934):3-12, 85-89, 135-141, 162-164; 33 (1935):39-46, 75-78, 155-159; 34 (1937):58-63, 134-137, 183-190)

Susan Augusta Smith, "Pembroke, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 1 (1898):25-32, 57-64)

Charles Eliot Goodspeed, "Pembroke (Mass.) Records" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 69 (1915):283-284)

Donald and Rebecca Ford, "Pembroke Marriages from Town Reports" (Mayflower Descendant, 35 (1985):77-80, 171-172; 36 (1986):71-74; 37 (1987):69-72, 187-188; 38 (1988):67-68, 163-164; 39 (1989):65-66, 173-174; 40 (1990):91-92, 189-190; 41 (1991):49-50)

Elijah Hayward, "Plymouth Colony Records" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 9 (1855):313-318)

George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 13 (1911):83-86; 15 (1913):25-29; 16 (1914):120-123, 235-239; 17 (1915):70-75, 181-186, 199-203; 18 (1916):55-58, 68-70, 166-171, 197-203; 19 (1917):21-23, 68-71, 108-112; 20 (1918):51-54; 21 (1919):36-40, 56-62, 107-112, 152-156; 22 (1920):92-96, 114-117)

"Plymouth County Marriages, from the First Volume of the Records of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, at Plymouth, Mass." (The Genealogical Advertiser, 1 (1898):1-8, 33-40, 105-112; 2 (1899):17-24, 49-56, 81-88; 3 (1900):49-54)

"Plymouth, Massachusetts, Death Records 1850-1895" (Mayflower Descendant, 43 (1993):17-20, 187-190; 44 (1994):81-82, 189-190; 45 (1995):81-84, 135-136; 46 (1996):33-34, 181-182; 47 (1997):41-42, 131-132; 48 (1998):169-170; 50 (2001):61-65)

George Ernest Bowman / Ethel A. Richardson, "Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 1 (1899):139-148, 206-212; 2 (1900):17-21, 77-81, 163-166; 3 (1901):12-15, 121-124; 4 (1902):110-114; 5 (1903):53-56, 99-100; 7 (1905):176-179, 208-210; 12 (1910):10-13, 84-87, 222-226; 13 (1911):32-36, 111-116, 165-175, 199-208; 14 (1912):34-40, 70-76, 156-161, 239-242; 15 (1913):38-44, 110-115, 159-164, 209-214; 16 (1914):62-64, 84-90, 164-172, 254-255; 17 (1915):3-9, 123-124, 131-138; 18 (1916):28-32, 117-125, 139-146, 211-216; 19 (1917):5-9, 90-93, 149-152; 21 (1919):19-23, 94-95, 162-166; 22 (1920):31-36, 105-108, 178-184; 23 (1921):8-12, 186-188; 24 (1922):14-19; 25 (1923):51-54, 139-141, 187-189; 26 (1924):39-44, 84-87, 139-141, 189-190; 27 (1925):44-46, 175-178; 28 (1930):34-35, 70-71; 29 (1931):90, 125-129; 30 (1932):73-78, 115-119, 188-190; 31 (1933):2-4, 109-115, 182-184; 32 (1934):21-24, 129-133; 33 (1935):33-35, 140-141, 179-180; 34 (1937):7-9)

Susan Augusta Smith, "Plympton, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 1 (1899):174-178, 245-248; 2 (1900):50-53, 121, 138-141, 234-237; 3 (1901):91-94, 163-166; 5 (1903):180-184, 206-210)

George Ernest Bowman / Ethel A. Richardson, "Provincetown, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 9 (1907):100-103; 11 (1909):47-49, 187-188, 216-219; 12 (1910):21-26, 76-80; 14 (1912):146-150; 15 (1913):149-153; 22 (1920):101-104; 23 (1921):92-96, 141-144, 168-171; 26 (1924):112-114; 27 (1925):123-128)

"Rochester, Mass., Records" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 4 (1901):65-68)

J. G. Locke, "Records of Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths" (Sandwich) (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 12 (1858):311-312)

"Sandwich, Mass., Records" (The Genealogical Advertiser, 3 (1900):33-36, 73-77; 4 (1901):9-14, 99-103)

George Ernest Bowman, "Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 14 (1912):106-112, 166-174; 29 (1931):21-23, 68-75; 30 (1932):58-68, 99-104)

William H. Whitmore, "Early Marriages and Births at Scituate, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 19 (1865):219-221)

William H. Whitmore, "Marriages at Scituate, Mass., Prior to 1700" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 18 (1864):285-287)

George Ernest Bowman, "Scituate, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 1 (1899):42-47, 106-110, 164-168, 233-238; 2 (1900):32-36, 84-87, 169-172; 3 (1901):117-119; 5 (1903):114-117; 8 (1906):204-206; 9 (1907):85-89; 10 (1908):74-76)

William R. Mann, "Births in Stoughtonham (Now Sharon)" (The Dedham Historical Register, 7 (1896):70-72, 119-121, 152-154; 8 (1897):29-21, 57-59, 94-95, 132-134; 9 (1898):26-29, 52-54, 93-96, 118-120; 10 (1899):32-35, 60-63, 91-95, 126-129; 11 (1900):27-29)

William R. Mann, "Marriages from the Records of Stoughtonham (Now Sharon)" (The Dedham Historical Register, 11 (1900):59-65, 98-102, 132-137; 12 (1901):24-27, 60-63, 97-100, 125-129; 13 (1902):21-25, 57-64)

William R. Mann, "Deaths in Stoughtonham (Now Sharon)" (The Dedham Historical Register, 13 (1902):88-94, 107-111; 14 (1903):32-34, 67-70, 100-102, 118)

Joseph M. Kellogg, "Vital Records of Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Mass." (The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 27 (1939):42-45)

Joseph M. Kellogg, "Early Deaths, First Book, Sheffield, Mass., Town Records" (The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 27 (1939):45-47)

Charles H. S. Davis, "Records of Springfield, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 18 (1864):82-86, 142-147; 19 (1865):61-64, 249-252)

Edgar H. Reed, "Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton, Mass." (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 16 (1860):324-328; 17 (1861):34-37, 232-236)

"Marriages in Taunton" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 13 (1859):251-255)

George Ernest Bowman, "Wareham, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 31 (1933):125-132, 153-158; 32(1934):179-190)

George Ernest Bowman, "The Records of Wellfleet, Formerly the North Precinct of Eastham, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 4 (1902):227-232; 5 (1903):96-99; 6 (1904):51-54; 7 (1905):231-235; 8 (1906):24-27; 10 (1908):152-155, 221-225; 11 (1909):73-78; 13 (1911):184-189, 208-217)

Andrew P. Langlois, "Wellfleet Vital Records, 1763-1844" (Mayflower Descendant, 57 (2008):105-124; 59 (2010):115-134 - Series not yet completed)

Lyman H. Bagg, "Marriages in West Springfield, 1774-96" (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 29 (1875):54-59, 146-152; 30 (1876):194-196; 31 (1877):281-284; 35 (1881):228-232, 363-366)

"Wrentham Births" (The Dedham Historical Register, 4 (1893):85-88, 118-122; 5 (1894):37, 171-172; 6 (1895):42-43; 7 (1896):26-27)

W. A. E. T., "Genealogical Department: Yarmouth ... Marriages Previous to 1700" (The Connecticut Quarterly, 3 (1897):109)

W. A. E. T., "Genealogical Department: Deaths on the Yarmouth Town Records Previous to 1700" (The Connecticut Quarterly, 3 (1897):238)

George Ernest Bowman, "Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records" (Mayflower Descendant, 2 (1900):207-209; 3 (1901):36-39, 245-249; 4 (1902):188-189; 5 (1903):27-28, 159-163; 7 (1905):246-250; 9 (1907):251-253; 10 (1908):24-25, 242-245; 11 (1909):111-114; 13 (1911):220-227; 23 (1921):108-110)

 

Vital Records and Indices on Search & ReSearch CD-ROMs but never in print

Images of Ashland Birth, Marriage and Death Registers

Louise Hatherly Carr, Compiler, Transcriptions from Town Clerk's records, Dighton, Massachusetts, 4 Volumes (Typescripts: 1983-1984); Volume 1 (1983): Births, 1700-1899; Volume 2 (1983): Marriages, Men 1700-1899; Volume 3 (1983): Marriages, Women 1700-1899; Volume 4 (1984): Deaths, 1700-1980

Annis LaPlante and Charlotte Holden, Editor, Greenwich Massachusetts Vital Records Prior to 1850 (Typescript: Massachusetts State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1962?)

Vital Records of Needham, Massachusetts: Births to 1845, Marriages to 1850, Deaths to 1850 (Massachusetts State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution: Typescript at New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1959)

Transcription of early Orange vital records

Index to South Hadley town records Book 2: Births 1753-1842; Marriages 1753-1843; Deaths 1753-1843

Index to Southbridge, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

Index to Williamsburg town records: Births to 1850; Marriages 1844-1900; Deaths to 1850

 

Towns Originally in Massachusetts, But Now in Other States

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 6, Barrington, Part III (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1894).  [Barrington was incorporated 18-Nov-1717.  When the Rhode Island boundary was settled in 1746 most of the town became part of that state, effective 27-Jan-1746/47, with the remainder annexed by Rehoboth and Swansea 05-Feb-1747.]

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 6, Bristol, Part I (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1894).  [Bristol was incorporated 28-Oct-1681.  When the Rhode Island boundary was settled in 1746 the town became part of that state, effective 27-Jan-1746/47.]

George Freeman Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire to the End of the Year 1900, 2 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992).  [Hampton was incorporated 06-Jun-1639, and beginning 10-May-1643 was a part of Old Norfolk County.  On 22-Jan-1679/80 Old Norfolk County was abolished and Hampton and three other towns were transferred to the Province of New Hampshire.]

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 4, Little Compton, Part VI (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1893).  [Little Compton was incorporated 06-Jun-1682.  When the Rhode Island boundary was settled in 1746 most of the town became part of that state, effective 27-Jan-1746/47, with the remainder annexed by Dartmouth 05-Feb-1747.]

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 4, Tiverton, Part VII (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1893).  [Tiverton was incorporated 14-Jun-1694.  When the Rhode Island boundary was settled in 1746 most of the town became part of that state, effective 27-Jan-1746/47, with the remainder annexed by Dartmouth and Freetown 05-Feb-1747.]

James N. Arnold, Editor, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Volume 6, Warren, Part II (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1894).  [Warren was incorporated in 1688 as Sowams.  When the Rhode Island boundary was settled in 1746 the town became part of that state, effective 27-Jan-1746/47, and becane the town of Warren.]

 

Return to Resources for New England Research
Return to The Plymouth Colony Pages


Email comments to Dale H. Cook.
Please note that, due to the widespread abuse of GMail addresses by spammers, I can no longer accept email from GMail addresses.

Please visit the Plymouth Colony Pages

The Plymouth Colony Pages, commenced 08-Jul-2002.
Created and maintained by Dale H. Cook.
.
Copyright © 2003-2014 by Dale H. Cook. All rights reserved.

Text, images and files at this site may be downloaded for personal, non-commercial use only, and may not be
used on any web site or published in electronic or physical form without prior permission from Dale H. Cook.
Unauthorized users of my text, images or files will be charged $1,000.00 US per day for each item used.