Massachusetts Death Index, 1569 - 1850

The Massachusetts Death Records Index holds 402,516 death records between the years 1569 and 1850, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society compiled these records. To learn more about the Massachusetts Death Records Index, visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society .

Information Available in the Massachusetts Death Records Index

Information included in the Massachusetts Death Records Index is the individual's full name, date and location of death, the page number and record identification number for the source record. Also provided, if available, is a digital image of the original record listing.

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Individuals who want to obtain physical copies of death records from the Massachusetts Death Records Index need to contact the New England Historic Genealogical Society for more information. Use the following information to contact the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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

Formed in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is the one of the leading sources for family research in America. Their massive research center is eight stories tall and filled with a wide variety of record types, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century! Historians, genealogists and individuals all benefit from the vast records collections housed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and all are welcome to conduct research.

In addition to housing the Massachusetts Death Records Index, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is also home to marriage certificates, birth records, cemetery records, town histories, historic atlases and maps, census records, tax records, military records and immigration records. Also available are family Bibles containing family histories, as well as documents, journals and diaries, manuscripts, and a rare book collection.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society compiled the Massachusetts Death Records Index that holds death records from 1569. These records can be searched for free through their online database of vital records. Users can specify Massachusetts Death Records Index as one of the search criteria, and the result provides the image of the source record listing. Often, these death records list additional family members death records, siblings, spouse and causes of death, although the amount of information relies on the original death record including these specifics, and many death records just list the name of the individual.

Individuals may visit in person, both to perform research and make hard copies of Massachusetts death records, although non-members must purchase a day pass ($15 at the time of publication) to access the New England Historic Genealogical Society's research center. Their highly trained staff can help guide the search and answer any questions, making a trip to this Boston landmark certainly worthwhile.


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