Question: I am looking for a place of burial for a person who died in Boston in 1879. I looked at the Massachusetts vital records however it does not list them.
Answer: At NEHGS we have a collection of microfiche of deaths records in Boston from 1849-1890. This collection is the same as the state record with one exception. You will locate the name of the place of burial on the city record. This is true with most cities and towns in the Mass. Vital Record series. The exactly location of burial is not uniformly given until the first decade of the 20th century on the certificates. If you have any question on the location of the cemetery you can consult my book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (Boston, NEHGS, 2009) while at NEHGS.