The information that is collected on the nearly 250,000 annual vital events (births, deaths and marriages) that occur in Massachusetts forms the primary research database for physicians and other health providers, genealogists, historians, demographers and other researchers. Aggregate data are available in several Department of Public Health publications, electronic databases or by special request. Confidential data is not released to the public.

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics maintains no indexes or records on the Internet. Records are only available on site at the Registry offices or at the city or town where the event occurred.

For statistical data, call 617-740-2670

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Several online data resources are available for Massachusetts vital records data: Department of Public Health Publications and Statistics


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This information is provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics within the Department of Public Health.