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Registry: Birth, death, and marriage

The Registry Division issues birth, death, and marriage certificates for the City of Boston. We also issue marriage licenses.

For certified copies of Boston birth, death, and marriage certificates with a raised seal, you can apply online, by mail, or in person. To file for a marriage license, review our how to get married in Boston page.

Did you know you can get married at City Hall? See what you can expect form a City Hall Ceremony

Get Married at City Hall 

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Researching your family's history?

We have tips and other resources outside of the City you should think about using.

Learn more about research

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We're working on improving the layout and information available on the City of Boston's Registry Department website, and we need your feedback. Please take our quick survey to tell us about your experience:

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