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Registry: Birth, death, and marriage

We register, amend, maintain, and issue certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records for Boston.

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We maintain custody of all birth, marriage, and death records dating back to 1630 while following Massachusetts General Laws regulating these documents. Each year, we add about 33,000 new entries and issue more than 100,000 copies of certified records.


1 City Hall Square
Room 213
Boston MA  02201-2006
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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