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The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government. Holdings are organized by agency and date from 1629 to the present. Click here to access general information about the state archives including address, directions and hours.

Genealogy Research
Included in the Archives’ holdings

  • Passenger Lists
  • Vital Records: Pre-1841
  • Vital Records: 1841-1920
  • Vital Records: Post-1920
  • Census Schedules
  • Military Records
  • The Massachusetts Archives Collection
  • Papers Relating to Maine
  • Records of State Institutions
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives
  • The Suffolk Files
  • Naturalizations
  • Divorces
  • Probate
  • Name Changes
  • Adoptions
  • Suffolk County Deeds
  • African-American and Native American Resources

 

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