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In Massachusetts, the original vital record (birth, marriage, or death) is found with the clerk of the town or city where the event occurred.&nbsp; The recording of these records was ordered by the government as early as 1639, though not all places followed the law. For more information about these records, go to the Wiki page for the town or city.<br>
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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.<br>
  
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In Massachusetts, the original vital records (birth, marriage, or death)are found with the clerk of the town or city where the event occurred. The recording of these records was ordered by the government as early as 1639, though not all places followed the law. For more information about these records, go to the Wiki page for the town or city.<br>  
  
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See [[Massachusetts Vital Records|Massachusetts Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Massachusetts.
 
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Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

In Massachusetts, the original vital records (birth, marriage, or death)are found with the clerk of the town or city where the event occurred. The recording of these records was ordered by the government as early as 1639, though not all places followed the law. For more information about these records, go to the Wiki page for the town or city.

See Massachusetts Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Massachusetts.