Boston Public Library Obituary Databaseindexes obituaries in the Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald/Herald American from 1932-1941 and 1953-2010. Boston Herald Obituaries Archive Search 1997-present(you can obtain copies of the obituaries online for a fee)Are there any obituaries that are not part of this database?
Most deceased people have only death notices, which are not part of this database. To find an obituaries from years or publications not included here, please contact us. If you encounter any problems, please contact us.When did Massachusetts start indexing town death records?
Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961; for 11 counties; coverage varies Massachusetts Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001; coverage varies by town; indexing is not yet complete Massachusetts Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900When did Massachusetts start recording birth and Death Records?
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920 (includes births, marriages and deaths, 1916-1920, and state amendments to vital records, 1841-1920; not yet complete) Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961; for 11 counties; coverage varies