Genealogy

Although the Society is not equipped to carry out genealogical research, the following material provides a starting point for those who are interested in finding their ancestors and information about the events that occurred while their ancestors were living in Dorchester.

The premier organization for genealogical research in the are is the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 617 536-5740.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage and death records may be found at two state agencies depending on date. As time goes on, more records are transferred from the Mass. Vital Records to the Massachusetts Archives. Check with them to find out the current dividing date.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage and death records may be found at two state agencies depending on date. As time goes on, more records are transferred from the Mass. Vital Records to the Massachusetts Archives. Check with them to find out the current dividing date.

1) Approximately 1920 and before are held at the Massachusetts Archives, Columbia Point, Dorchester. 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125. 617 727-2816

2) Records after approximately 1920 are held by Massachusetts Vital Statistics, also on Columbia Point, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester 02125-3105. 617740-2600

3) Early published Dorchester vital records

Dorchester births, marriages, and deaths to the end of 1825. Boston, 1891.

Available in libraries or as an eBook on Google

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