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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Massachusetts Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Massachusetts Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
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*[[Massachusetts Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Massachusetts Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
This index covers events from 1639 through 1918.
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*[[Massachusetts Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Massachusetts Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
 
 
 
*Family Records
 
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
 
 
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the child
 
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Birth date
 
*Birthplace
 
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the bride and groom
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Marriage date
 
*Marriage place
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the deceased
 
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Name of the spouse (if married)  
 
*Death or burial date
 
*Death or burial place
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
== Coverage Table<br>  ==
 
 
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
 
 
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
 
 
 
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
 
 
 
{| border="3"
 
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1650-1995'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1666-1970'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992'''
 
|-
 
| Allegany
 
| 0
 
| 7,055
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Anne Arundel
 
| 15,054
 
| 14,418
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Baltimore
 
| 44,117
 
| 139,129
 
| 8,031
 
|-
 
| Baltimore (Independent City)
 
| 9,203
 
| 3,102
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Calvert
 
| 594
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Caroline
 
| 124
 
| 4,553
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Carroll
 
| 6,599
 
| 5,171
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Cecil
 
| 2,651
 
| 2,447
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Charles
 
| 2,777
 
| 799
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Dorchester
 
| 2,747
 
| 12,051
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Frederick
 
| 44,259
 
| 15,138
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Harford
 
| 2,226
 
| 16,583
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Howard
 
| 317
 
| 444
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Kent
 
| 3,015
 
| 971
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Maryland
 
| 21,261
 
| 233
 
| 3,655
 
|-
 
| Montgomery
 
| 2,322
 
| 221
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Prince George\'s
 
| 5,491
 
| 7,250
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Queen Anne\'s
 
| 1,095
 
| 968
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Somerset
 
| 7,347
 
| 4,235
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| St. Mary\'s
 
| 5,560
 
| 11,927
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Talbot
 
| 2,659
 
| 1,757
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Washington
 
| 26,718
 
| 5,275
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Worcester
 
| 152
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 206,288
 
| 253,727
 
| 11,686
 
|}
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
 
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
 
 
[[IGI]]  
 
 
 
[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
 
 
[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Massachusetts. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Massachusetts.
 
 
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Massachusetts_Vital_Records Massachusetts Vital Records]
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <br>
 
 
 
"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>  
 
 
 
"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
*"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.: database and images, ''FamilySearch'': accessed March 25,2011. entry for &nbsp;Mary Anne Ogden, born 11 April 1863; citing Birth Records, FHL film 1428035; &nbsp;Index entries derived from didgtal copies of original and compiled records.
 
*"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.: database and images, ''FamilySearch'': accessed March 25, 2011. entry for &nbsp;Danial J. Thomas and Emma Somens, married 1 March 1881; citing Marriage Records, reference 63, FHL film 1888085; Index entries derived from digital copies of oritinal and compiled records.
 
*"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915." database and images, ''FamilySearch'': accessed March 24, 2011. entry for &nbsp;Nettie O. Hawks, died 6 March 1859; citing Death Records, FHL film 960175; &nbsp;Index entries erived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
  
 
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