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Massachusetts Birth Certificate Application

Choose from Certified Records with Raised Embossed State Seal or Transcribed Copies used for Genealogical Studies from 1926 - 2017


Certified birth 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 birth 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 birth certificate is $45 [US]. Quantity discounts apply for duplicates of the same record ordered at the same time.


If you do not need a birth certificate for legal or official reasons and are doing family genealogy, request a transcribed record. The fee for locating, transcribing and emailing a birth record is $20.

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.

If you need the record (s) for any legal or official purpose, such as applying for a passport or a driver's license, order a certified record.


Important! Birth records for persons born to unwed parents are not available through this application. Non-marital birth records are limited by State Regulations, Chapter 46 to either the subject, parents named on the record or legal guardian or representative of the child. Please email us at services@mass-doc.com for specific instructions on how to obtain non marital birth records. Continuing with this application will only delay and frustrate your ability in obtaining this type of record.

SUBJECT OF SEARCH

SUBJECT'S FATHER

Important Note!: Birth records for persons born to unwed parents are not available through this application. Non-marital birth records are limited by State Regulations, Chapter 46 to either the subject, parents named on the record or legal guardian or representative of the child. Please email us at services@mass-doc.com for specific instructions on how to obtain non marital birth records. Continuing with this application will only delay and frustrate your ability in obtaining this type of record.

SUBJECT'S MOTHER

SUBJECT"S DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

If the specific year is unknown, enter the year you feel is most accurate. In the "Notes Section" further down on the form, enter up to a ten year span, i. e. 1961 - 1970, or less, i. e. 1961 - 1963 to have searched if you are uncertain of the exact year. Records prior to 1926 not available through this application.

SELECT NUMBER OF CERTIFIED COPIES BELOW WITH EITHER 1st CLASS OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY

 
A certified document is a duplicate of the original, printed on security watermarked paper, stamped with a raised, embossed Massachusetts State seal, contains the original date of recording, the State Registrar's signature and date of issue. Certified records are valid for obtaining passports, applying for United States citizenship, social security or pension/retirement pensions benefits, driver's license, providing proof of death for life insurance, probate court estate filings, real estate sales and for most other legal purposes. Certified documents can not be sent by email.

OR SELECT TRANSCRIBED FOR GENEALOGY

A transcribed record is not an official or legal document. Its intended use is for genealogical research studies, background investigations, medical studies or general information. All transcribed records are sent as PDF email attachments. Expedited service not available. Please allow your email programs to receive mail from the domain mass-doc.com

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