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Massachusetts Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. Death records in Massachusetts date back almost 400 years to 1635 in some cases. The oldest records, those from 1635 to 1840, are available in the municipality or city where they were created. Death records from 1841 to 1915 are kept in the Massachusetts State Archives. Death records from 1916 to the present are available by contacting the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of Massachusetts Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
6,967,497

 
Under 18:
1,856,432

 
Over 65:
858,939

 
Employed:
4,027,216

 
Land in Square Miles:
7,840.02

 
Acres of Farms:
518,570

 
Births:
76,865

 
Deaths:
53,874

 
Infant Deaths:
391

 
 
Murder:
167

 
Forcible Rape:
1,736

 
Robbery:
7,069

 
Assault:
20,202

 
Total Violent Crime:
29,174

 
Burglary:
36,094

 
Larceny \ Theft:
107,128

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
12,737

 
Total Property Crime:
155,959

 
Massachusetts Death Records Locations
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt Vernon St, 1st FL
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Phone:
617-740-2600

 
617-740-2606

Fax:
617-825-7755