Massachusetts State Public Records

Statewide Record Locations: 4

Metro Area Counties:

Middlesex | Worcester | Essex

Public Records in Massachusetts

State Archives
Massachusetts ArchivesLink_out
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
PHONE:
(617) 727-2816
FAX:
(617) 288-8429
EMAIL:
archives@sec.state.ma.us
CONTACT:
Reference Desk
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 9:00–5:00, Sat (except holiday weekends) 9:00–3:00
National Archives
census records immigration records military records
NARA’s Northeast Region (Pittsfield)Link_out
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
PHONE:
(413) 236-3604
FAX:
(413) 236-3509
EMAIL:
archives@pittsfield.nara.gov
CONTACT:
Jean Nudd, Archivist
HOURS:
Wed 8:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M., first Sat 8:00–4:00
RECORDS:
Census Records.
Immigration Records.
Military Records.
NOTES:
  • Over 75,000 rolls of microfilmed Federal records.
National Archives
NARA’s Northeast Region (Boston)Link_out
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02154-6399
PHONE:
(781) 647-8100
FAX:
(781) 647-8460
EMAIL:
archives@waltham.nara.gov
CONTACT:
Stuart Culy, Director of Archival Operations
HOURS:
Mon–Tue & Fri 8:00–4:30, Wed–Thur 8:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M., first & third Sat (June–Dec) 8:00–4:30 (microfilm research only)
NOTES:
  • Area served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Vital
birth records death records
Registry of Vital Records (Massachusetts)Link_out
Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation
150 Mt. Vernon Street, First Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
PHONE:
(617) 740-2600
PHONE:
(617) 740-2617 - Registrar
EMAIL:
vital.recordsrequest@state.ma.us
CONTACT:
Stanley E. Nyberg, Ph.D., Registrar
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 8:45–4:45
RECORDS:
Birth Records from 1901.
Death Records from 1901.