Document Retrieval Search Fees.

Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Divorce Files

Probate Records 

Newspaper  Articles 

How To Pay Us:

Important:  All search projects are payable in advance.

Only personal checks and money orders payable to Mass Document Retrieval are accepted. 

All payment must be in United States currency or its equivalent. All international payments must be paid by money order or bank check. At this time, we do not accept credit cards.

Most photocopying is included in our fees. Postage is included for the continental United States and Canada. 

Our mailing address:

Mass Document Retrieval
PO Box 529
North Easton, MA 02356-0529

Any additional questions about our fees, please e-mail us before sending payment. 

Researchers should be aware that no guarantee exists that any one particular record will be located. Though we make every effort possible to locate records, our fee schedule is structured in such a way that refunds are not made if a record can not be located. You are not only paying for a record, but for the researchers time.

Newspaper Research

An obituary and/or death notice search is $35. We will search up to one hour and make our very best effort to locate the information. 

The above fee also includes checking up to two (2) different newspapers for the same date in the same city, for the same obituary. This will generally be applicable in larger cities where numerous publications were, or are, in effect.


Probate Case Files

Our fee is $45 for probate related searches. Remember, we try and locate all ORIGINAL records - not transcriptions or record books. Because of age or overall condition, some records though are only available via record books.

(We access probate records in Bristol, Middlesex,  Norfolk, and Suffolk counties.)

This rate includes up to ten (10) photocopied documents in the file. Additional pages are billed to you at $1 each.

Additional names or a different courthouse location require an additional fee.


Vital Records

If you're in need of several records, we recommend that you obtain certified records for those most important, i.e., for legal purposes or for direct ancestors and utilize our transcription service for siblings, nieces, aunts, etc. We can also provide a price quote for an extended number of requests.

If you do not know the exact date, you must at the very least, supply us with a range of years to search - i.e., 1920-1929, 1932-1938, etc.

Birth, Marriage & Death Records 1921 - 2015

Certified Birth: $45.00 
Certified Marriage or Death: $40.00

Transcribed Birth or Marriage: $25.00
Transcribed Death: $20.00

**The above include a ten year search of the indexes, i.e.1921 - 1925.
**Additional years are searched in five year increments at $5 each.

Birth, Marriage & Death Records Prior to 1921

Vital records before 1921 are only researched by special request and charged an hourly research fee. Our hourly rate is $45. 

Please e-mail us for a specific price quote.

Divorce Files 1922 - 2015

(Accessible for Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk counties.) 

There are four choices:

1. Photocopied Divorce Judgment: $35

2. Photocopied Divorce Judgment and Separation Agreement: $65

3. Certificate of  Divorce Absolute: $75

4. Certified Divorce Judgment and Attested Agreement: $100

Divorce agreement copy fees include up to 10 pages of photocopied documents. Files containing more than 10 pages are billed at $1 per page. 

We notify you via e-mail of any additional charges.

Divorce record retrieval prior to 1922 is
not provided.

Order Forms

Vital Records





Probate Records

You can easily order a 
probate file
, such as a will, a name change, a guardianship file or an administration file.

Newspaper Research

Need us to search for an obituary, 
a birth,
a marriage 
or other type of
  news story?

United States
Naturalization Records

Where did they come from? And when did they arrive? Researched as part of an overall family history project. We do not provide individual lookups.

Census Records

Researched as part of an overall family history project. We do not provide individual lookups.

 City Directories

Researched as part of an overall family history project. We do not provide individual lookups.

Massachusetts Cemetery Research

Researched as part of an overall family history project. We do not provide individual lookups.

Research Fees

How much does this information cost?

Custom Research Projects
 Are Available !

Send us an email to request a specific research project.

 We'll respond ASAP with a price quote and estimation of time to complete your request.

Research Guides


Probate Courts

Registry of Deeds

Daily Newspapers

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North Easton, MA 02356-0529

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