New Database: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1916-1920

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We are very happy to announce a new database today; Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1916-1920. This is the fourth in our series of Massachusetts Vital Records databases, now covering the years from 1620 through 1920.

The database includes vital records from across the state between 1916 and 1920. It also includes amended records from 1840 through 1920. The amended records are published in separate volumes. The volumes names specify the type of record, the year, and the location of the contents.

The records in this database are indexed to allow search by: the person’s name, year of the record, record type (Birth, Marriage, and Death), location, and spouse, mother and father names (where available).  Occaisonally there are additional documents, such as an affidavit, on the image immediately following the birth, marriage or death certificate.  So it can be useful to use the blue arrows bracketing the page number to review the page following the record you have selected.

The Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1916-1920 database contains over 1,300 volumes, 740,000 pages, 1.4 million records, and 4.2 million searchable names. We are pleased to make this new database available as part of our partnership with FamilySearch.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.