Massachusetts Birth Index, 1569 - 1850

There are 946,779 birth records in the Massachusetts Birth Records Index dating back to 1569 and continuing through 1850. These birth records were compiled by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Individuals who want additional information on the Massachusetts Birth Records Index can visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society .

Information Available in the Massachusetts Birth Records Index

Records in the Massachusetts Birth Records Index offer the full name of the individual, along with date of birth, location of birth, and reference page and record numbers when available from the source record. A link to a digital image of the birth record's listing is also provided when available.

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Individuals who are interested in researching Massachusetts birth records and obtaining copies can contact the New England Historic Genealogical Society for details using the following contact information:

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5740

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, which was founded in 1845, is a valuable resource for genealogists, historians and individuals not just in Massachusetts, but from around the world. Their library comprises eight stories filled not only with historic family history records, but also with rare books and manuscripts, family Bibles, diaries, historic maps, town histories and valuable artifacts. Also available to aid in family research are cemetery records, historic photographs and miscellaneous family papers. In total, there are over 20 million items in the New England Historic Genealogical Society's research center!

The New England Historic Genealogical Society offers individuals the opportunity to research Massachusetts birth records dating back to 1569 through their free online database. Individuals may research other types of records as well, including death, marriage and census records, military records, town histories and immigration records. The New England Historic Genealogical Society had the foresight to purchase and compile as many vital records that still existed through 1850 from various Massachusetts towns in order to catalog and preserve them for future generations to research. The Massachusetts Birth Records Index searched via the online database often reveals the names of the individual's parents and other siblings.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society welcomes visitors to their massive library where anyone may view the record collections stored there and gain access to trained staff. However, individuals who aren't members must purchase a day pass (currently $15 at the time of publishing) and pay for any copies made of Massachusetts birth records.


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