The Vital Records to 1850 series was compiled and published in the early 20th century for many municipalities in Massachusetts. These volumes include birth, marriage, and death information and are transcribed from town and church records, cemeteries, and private sources. The volumes are typically arranged by birth, marriage, and death, and alphabetically by family surname within each section.  Many, but not all, of the volumes have been digitized. Below is a list of the volumes available either online or in print at the State Library.

Abington (Volume 1)GraftonPlympton
Abington (Volume 2)GranvillePrinceton
ActonGreat BarringtonReading
Alford*GreenfieldRichmond
AmesburyGroton*Rochester (Volume 1)
Andover (Volume 1)HalifaxRochester (Volume 2)
Andover (Volume 2)HamiltonRockport*
ArlingtonHansonRowley*
AshburnhamHardwickRoxbury*
Ashfield*HarvardRoyalston*
AtholHaverhill (Volume 1)Rutland
Attleborough*Haverhill (Volume 2)Salem (Volume 1)
Auburn (formerly Ward)HeathSalem (Volume 2)
BarreHinsdale Salem (Volume 3)
BecketHoldenSalem (Volumes 4-6)*
BedfordHollistonSalisbury
BellinghamHopkintonSaugus
Berlin*HubbardstonScituate (Volume 1)
Beverly (Volume 1)HullScituate (Volume 2)
Beverly (Volume 2)Ipswich (Volume 1)Sharon
BillericaIpswich (Volumes 2, 3)*Shelburne*
BoltonKingstonSherborn
BoxboroughLawrence*Shirley
BoxfordLeeShrewsbury
BradfordLeicesterSouthborough
BrewsterLeominsterSpencer
Bridgewater (Volume 1)LincolnStoneham
Bridgewater (Volume 2)Lowell*Stow
Brimfield*LynnSturbridge
BrocktonLynnfieldSudbury
BrookfieldMalden*Sutton
Brookline*ManchesterTaunton*
Buckland/Colrain/Montague*Mansfield*Templeton
BurlingtonMarblehead (Volume 1)Tewksbury
Cambridge (Volume 1)Marblehead (Volume 2)Tisbury
Cambridge (Volume 2)Marblehead (Volume 3)Topsfield (Volume 1)
CarlisleMarlborough*Topsfield (Volume 2)
CarverMedfieldTruro*
CharlemontMedfordTyngsboro
CharltonMedwayTyringham
ChelmsfordMendonUpton
ChelseaMethuenUxbridge
ChesterMiddlefieldWakefield
ChilmarkMiddletonWalpole
CohassetMilfordWaltham
ConwayMillburyWarren (formerly Western)
DaltonMontgomeryWashington
DanaNantucket*Wayland
Danvers (Volume 1)NatickWenham
Danvers (Volume 2)New AshfordWest Boylston
Dartmouth*New Bedford*West Bridgewater
DeerfieldNew BraintreeWest Newbury
DouglasNew SalemWest Springfield*
DoverNewbury*West Stockbridge
DracutNewburyport (Volume 1)Westborough
DudleyNewburyport (Volume 2)Westford
DunstableNewtonWestminster
DuxburyNorthboroughWestport
East BridgewaterNorthbridgeWeymouth (Volume 1)
EdgartownNortonWeymouth (Volume 2)
EssexOakhamWilliamstown
FoxboroughOtis*Winchendon
FraminghamOxfordWindsor
GardnerPalmerWorthington
Georgetown*PelhamWrentham
GillPembroke 
Gloucester (Volume 1)Peru* print only
Gloucester (Volume 2)Petersham 
Gloucester (Volume 3)Phillipston 

This information is provided by The State Library of Massachusetts.