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Process for ordering court records works in Massachusetts

The vital records in Massachusetts are available from 1635. The collection from different states started in the year 1841. You can easily obtain records from 1911 to the present via vital statistics department of the Massachusetts department of health.

The records for events that occurred from the year 1841-1910 are available at the Massachusetts state archives. Any records earlier then this period are available at the city or town of occurrence. The check or money order should be paid to the common wealth of Massachusetts. They also accept personal checks. The order can also be placed via fax and phone numbers mentioned below via a major credit card.

Phone: 617-740-2606
Fax: 617-825-7755

For obtaining information about the current fees, you may call or visit the official website.

If you are looking for birth or death records from 1841 onwards, you need to pay about six dollars in person, eleven dollars via mail and nineteen dollars via phone or fax. Records between 1841-1910 can be obtained from Massachusetts state archives for a fee of $3.00. For any record before 1841, you need to contact the city or town where the birth occurred.

To get marriage or divorce records from 1841 (in case of marriage) and from 1952 (in case of divorce), you need to pay six dollars in person, $11.00 via mail and $19.00 via phone or fax.

For further information on legal records, you can visit the state’s official website at the following address:

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