Marriage Certificate Search.

Online Application To Obtain Certified or Transcribed Marriage Records: 1921 -  2015.

Certified marriage records are official, legal documents and obtained through the Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Statistics in Boston. Each record is a duplicate of the original and embossed with an official raised Massachusetts state seal. 

Certified marriage records are valid for obtaining passports, providing proof of age, United States citizenship, obtaining social security benefits and many other legal purposes.

The charge for locating, obtaining and shipping a Massachusetts certified marriage certificate is $40 [US]. Quantity discounts apply for duplicates of the same record ordered at the same time.

If you do not need a marriage certificate for legal reasons, you can also request a transcribed record. The charge for locating, transcribing and emailing a marriage record is $25. 

A transcribed record is not an official or legal document. However, it is an excellent alternative for such purposes as genealogy research or for background investigations. All information recorded on the original record is hand copied by one of our researchers. Information is then transcribed into a "plain text" PDF file format. It is only delivered as an email attachment. 

Request a certified record, if you can't accept email attachments or you need the record (s) for any legal or official purpose.

If a specific marriage date (month, day and or year) is unknown, searches include a one time search for up to a ten year period, i.e., 1961 - 1970. 

Record searches are only completed on location and in person by the research staff at No marriage record searches are undertaken until we receive both this order form and your payment.  

Checks and or money orders are accepted for payment. Payment instructions are sent via your web browser immediately following placement of your order. We do not send an additional email message. Once your payment is received, normal delivery time is 10 - 14 business days. For an additional fee of $45, faster delivery service is available.

Online Form Instructions: Provide as much background information on the individual as possible. The more accurate and detailed the marriage information supplied, the more successful our search at the Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Statistics. Please include nicknames and alternate spellings of given and or surnames. You will receive a confirmation within a few seconds of submitting your order via your web browser. Please save that confirmation and follow instructions for further processing and sending payment. We do not send a separate email verification. Thank you! 


First Name
Middle Name or Initial
Last Name [At Time of This Marriage]


First Name
Middle Name or Initial
Last Name [At Time of This Marriage]



Enter a specific year between 1921 - 2015 or, up to a 10 year span, i. e. 1961 - 1970. Marriage records prior to 1921 are not available through this web site.

Enter the city or town of marriage. [**Important! For a marriage occurring within the last twelve (12) months, the name of the town or city where couple registered to get married is required instead of the town or city of the marriage ceremony.]

records are stamped with a raised, embossed state seal and are valid for obtaining passports, United States citizenship applications, obtaining social security or pension/retirement benefits, drivers licenses and for many other legal purposes. Please understand that a transcribed record, a transcription, is not an official or legal document. Transcriptions are used primarily in genealogical research, background investigations or for general information.



Certified records can not be sent via email. They are delivered by first class or expedited shipping methods. ALL transcribed records are sent as email attachments. Unfortunately, we do not provide an expedited service for transcribed records.


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Company [If Applicable]
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City / Town
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code
Email Address [Required]

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