Perform a free Massachusetts public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.
Amherst Town Government Burial Records View Amherst Town Government burial records database by name, map, cemetery, grave, lifespan, age and deed. Search Records
Bellingham Town Cemetery Committee Website View Bellingham Town Cemetery Committee general information page, including contact, address, telephone and fax numbers, rules and internment records list. Search Records
Brookdale Cemetery Burial Records Search Brookdale Cemetery burial records GIS map database by first and last name and lot number. Search Records
City of Boston Inspectional Services Department Archives View City of Boston Inspectional Services Department historical permit records and information on how to locate data. Search Records
City of Worcester Death Records Search City of Worcester's death certificate information by last name, first name for deaths since 1978. Search Records
Easton Cemetery Commission Burial Records View Easton Cemetery Commission burial records, including names, DOB, and DOD. Search Records
Hamilton Vital Records Burial Records Search Hamilton Vital Records Department's burial records by lot owner name, deceased name, and grave or lot number. Search Records
Nantucket County Register of Deeds County Records Search Nantucket County Register of Deeds recorded documents database by grantor and grantee first, last and business name. Search Records
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds County Records Search Norfolk County Registry of Deeds recorded documents database by name, address and registry and land court records. Search Records
Plymouth County Registry of Deeds County Records Search Plymouth County Registry of Deeds recorded land names by business, name, grantor and grantee. Search Records
St. Mary Cemetery Genealogy Records View St. Mary Cemetery genealogy burial listing including first and last name, date interred, funeral director and age. Search Records
St. Patrick Cemetery Genealogy Records View St. Patrick Cemetery genealogy burial listings by clicking on the letter of the deceased last name. Search Records
Town of Charlton Cemetery Commission Website View Charlton Cemetery Commission homepage including a listing on county cemeteries and indexes. Search Records
Ventress Memorial Library Database View Ventress Memorial Library databases for a list of resources available to the library patron. Search Records
Village Cemetery Burial Records Search Village Cemetery burial records GIS map database by first and last name. Search Records
Watertown Historical Records View Watertown historic district map general information, district map and index showing the survey form numbers. Search Records
Watertown Public Library Database View Watertown Public Library database list, including access instructions, descriptions and funding information. Search Records
Westport Free Public Library Website View Westport Free Public Library webpage including upcoming events, library newsletter, and children's programs. Search Records
Worcester City Government Birth Records View Worcester City Government birth certificate information, including certified copies, fees, order instructions, address, telephone, fax and email. Search Records
Worcester Northern Registry of Deeds Property Records Search Worcester Northern Registry for deed information by name, address, registry records, land court records or building plans. Search Records
Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death. These can include death certificates, local and state death registries, and the National Death Index. Death Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the state or at the local level.
A death certificate is a document signed by an authorized medical professional that contains essential facts about a person's death, such as the time, place, and cause of death. A certified death certificate can help families of the recently deceased with the difficult process of handling legal matters related to the death. For example, a death certificate contains important information to place an obituary in a printed newspaper or an online registry of death notices.
Death Records are required to settle financial and legal matters after an individual's death. A certified death certificate may be required by financial institutions to close a deceased person's bank account, to file for life insurance, or to transfer car titles, registrations, and utility accounts. Death certificates are also necessary to settle wills and estates, transfer property, and arrange the deceased person's funeral.
At the local, state, and national level, death registries and the National Death Index collect death statistics that are useful for research. Some Death Record databases are only available for statistical purposes and are not accessible to the public. Medical and health professionals can use death statistics to understand the most common causes of death, determine if an individual in a research study has passed away, and some of the records are available to the public.
Death Records are an important source for genealogical research. Some locations in the United States have vital records, including death certificates, that date back to 1630. Many states provide online access to Death Records for individuals who passed away in their state. This information is typically limited to the individual's name, date of death, and age at death.