To obtain birth records prior to 1911 contact the Massachusetts State Archives, 220
Morrisey Boulevard, Boston MA 02125. FO Code is 048. The cost of a certified record
is $3.00. Personal checks are accepted. The phone number is 617-727-2816.
The State BVS office has an index of divorce records since 1952. The inquirer will
be directed where to forward the request.
Can parallel FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record from the
central BVS? Verifications are free only when requested via the parallel FO (048,
Dorchester, MA). The preferred method to submit requests is via e562. The FO must
pay for all other services. Limit requests to those detailed in GN 00904.080.