American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society - Founded 1845 N.E. Historic Genealogical Society Seal View Your Shopping Cart Join NEHGS
Go

Ask a Genealogist

RSS Feed

When will Massachusetts Vital Records after 1915 appear online at NEHGS?

(Massachusetts, Vital Records) Permanent link
 
David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

Are there any plans of adding more Massachusetts Vital records beyond 1915 to your website? 

 

Answer:

The records from 1916-1920 need first to be transferred out of the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics and sent  to the Massachusetts State Archives.   This batch will include records ending with Dec. 31, 1920, and cannot be transferred until they have all occurred prior to ninety years.  When these have been transferred then these records will become open for NEHGS to potentially place online.  For example records from 1921-1925 will not become available until 2015, and records 1926-1930 until 2020, etc.


Posted by David Lambert at 09/08/2010 12:29:17 PM | 


Comments
Thanks for the info... another question... do you know about how long it takes them to index the registries? I mean, are we talking months or years?
Posted by: a86c1500-74d8-47b3-a560-141bd685b30b ( Email ) at 5/30/2011 12:15 PM


Comments
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA
888-296-3447

© 2010 - 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society