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Ordering a Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificate 

You can request certified copies of Massachusetts vital records.

Request information on how to obtain a divorce record 

We can find the docket number or probate court location of a divorce record.

Learn about conducting genealogical research 

Learn how, when, and what you can access through the Massachusetts state genealogical archive for research purposes.

Amending or Correcting a Record of Birth, Death, or Marriage 

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS) can make changes to vital records to fix errors or to amend information as allowed by law.

Establishing a Delayed Record of Birth or Marriage 

You can establish a delayed record of marriage or birth if an event is not recorded within 1 year.

Vital Records Data and Publications 

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics collects and produces statistical data about births, deaths and other vital events in the Commonwealth.

Preparing Vital Records 

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics provides technical assistance to all who need help with establishing a vital record in Massachusetts.

Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) 

The Department of Public Health (DPH) streamlines all vital event registration through the VIP.

Registry of Vital Records PRR 

Learn how to request public records from the Registry of Vital Records.