Welcome to the Massachusetts Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the Massachusetts obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in Massachusetts, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of Massachusetts.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a Massachusetts Death Cert.

To order Death Certificates you can contact the Massachusetts Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for Massachusetts

Event: Birth or Death

Cost of copy: In person: $18.00
Mail request: $28.00
State Archives: $3.00

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

Remarks: State office has no records previous to 1916. For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (617) 740-2600. This will be a recorded message.

Directory of Mass. Obituary and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of Massachusetts Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access Massachusetts Newspapers.
Surname Meanings Database


Massachusetts Obituary and Death Notice Archive
Massachusetts Obituary Search Engine (recent)
Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
Mortality Schedules
Massachusetts Death Notices January 1, 2000 - Present
GenLookups.com (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts Early Marriage Search Engine
Honor Students Archive - Massachusetts Students
New England Obituary Search Engine
Quaker Obituaries 1894-1960
MASSLive: Western Massachusetts Obituary Search Engine
Massachusetts Town Vital Records Collection
Massachusetts Marriages 1841-1850

Barnstable Co.

Barnstable County Obituary Search Engine
Provincetown Vitals - 1999
Provincetown Vitals - 2001
Provincetown Vitals - 2003
Provincetown Deaths - 2004
Provincetown Deaths - 2005
Barnstable County/Cape Cod Obituary Search Engine
Enterprise Newspapers Obituaries
Barnstable Patriot
Cape Cod Times
Chapman, Cole, & Gleason Funeral Home Obituaries

Berkshire Co.

The Berkshire Eagle Obituaries
Alford Births to 1850
Alford Marriages to 1850
Alford Deaths to 1850
Becket Births to 1850
Becket Marriages to 1850
Becket Deaths to 1850
Dalton Births to 1850
Dalton Marriages to 1850
Dalton Deaths to 1850
Great Barrington Births to 1850
Great Barrington Marriages to 1850
Great Barrington Deaths to 1850
Great Barrington Deaths 1895 through 1909
Hinsdale Births to 1850
Hinsdale Marriages to 1850
Hinsdale Deaths to 1850
Lee, MA Vitals to 1850
New Ashford Births to 1850
New Ashford Marriages to 1850
New Ashford Deaths to 1850
Peru Births to 1850
Peru Marriages to 1850
Peru Deaths to 1850
Pittsville Deaths 1886-1941
Richmond Births to 1850
Richmond Marriages to 1850
Richmond Deaths to 1850
Sheffield Deaths 1900 through 1913
Stockbridge Deaths 1895 through 1909
Tyringham Births to 1850 (A to D) - (E to M) - (N to Z)
Tyringham Marriages to 1850 (A to D) - (E to M) - (N to Z)
Tyringham Deaths to 1850 (A to D) - (E to M) - (N to Z)
Washington Births to 1850
Washington Marriages to 1850
Washington Deaths to 1850
West Stockbridge Vitals to 1850
Windsor Vitals to 1850

Bristol Co.

Bristol County Obituary Search Engine
The Standard Times
CVN - Cape Verdean-American Newspaper Obituaries - (click on "Obits")
Fall River Herald News
Taunton, Bristol County Deaths, 1665-1794
Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home Obituaries

Dukes Co.

Index of Vineyard Gazette Death Notices (1850-1875)
Index to Marriage Notices in the Vineyard Gazette (1850-1863)
Index of Vineyard Gazette Marriage & Death Notices A-K (1884-1939)
Index of Vineyard Gazette Marriage & Death Notices L-Z (1884-1939)
Cemeteries of Martha's Vineyard (Inscriptions)
Index to Births in Tisbury (1844-1920)
Marriages in Tisbury (1850-1853)
Marriages in Tisbury (1853-1875)
Index to Marriages in Tisbury by Bride's Name (1844-1940)
Index to Marriages in Tisbury by Groom's Name (1844-1940)
Index to Deaths in Tisbury (1920-1960)
Crossways Cemetery Inscriptions
West Chop Cemetery Inscriptions
Mingo Family & Christiantown Cemetery Inscriptions

Essex Co.

Essex County Obituary Search Engine I
Essex County Obituary Search Engine II
The Daily News Obituaries
Gloucester Daily Times (choose "Record" from Index)
The Haverhill Gazette
Salem Evening News
Full-Spychalski Funeral Home Obituaries (Current)
Conway Cahill-Brodeaur Funeral Home Obituaries (Current)
Early Essex County Marriages 1651-1722
Request A Lookup From Rosemary (fee)
Methuen Marriages Performed by Rev. Christopher Sargent

Franklin Co.

Free Obituary Lookups by Email from Bob Lunny
Town of Deerfield - Index of Vitals 2005

Hampden Co.

Union News
A Record of Marriages, Births & Deaths in Westfield Prior to 1700
Early Granville Births 1700's to 1850
1885 Birth Registry in Westfield, Hampden County
Monson City Directory 1897

Hampshire Co.

Hampshire County Obituary Search Engine I
Hampshire County Obituary Search Engine II
Marriages to 1840 (Groom)
Marriages to 1840 (Bride)
Northampton Deaths to 1840

Middlesex Co.

Middlesex County Deaths Search Engine
Middlesex County Obituary Search Engine I
Middlesex County Obituary Search Engine II
Lowell Obituaries & Death Index Search Engine
Town of Ashby Marriage Index 1998-2002
Town of Weston Death Index 2003
Town of Weston Marriage Index 2003
Town of Weston Death Index 2004
Town of Weston Marriage Index 2004
MacDonald-Rockwell Funeral Home Obituaries - Watertown
Lowell Marriage Intentions Search Engine
MetroWest Daily News Obituaries
Anderson Funeral Home Obituaries
Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Home Obituaries - Newton
Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home Obituaries
Gately Funeral Home Obituaries - Melrose
Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home Obituaries - Malden
The Shirley Oracle Obituaries
The Pepperell Free Press Obituaries
Townsend Times Obituaries
Ayer Public Spirit Obituaries
Faggas Funeral Home Obituaries (Watertown)
Dunstable Burying Grounds
Groton Deaths from the early 1800's
Early Concord Marriages
Natick MA 1874-1913 Death Records
Lowell Cemetery Inscriptions
Early Marriages from the Town of Douglass
Trinity Catholic High School Alumni (Newton, MA)

Nantucket Co.

Inquirer and Mirror (click on "Obituaries")

Norfolk Co.

Norfolk County Obituary Search Engine
Town of Canton - Index of Deaths - 2004
City of Dover - Index of Deaths - 2001-2005
City of Dover - Index of Marriages - 2001-2005
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 1998
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 1999
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2000
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2001
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2002
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2003
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2004
City of Norwood - Index of Deaths - 2005
Levine-Briss Funeral Home Obituaries - Randolph
Cartwright Funeral Home Obituaries - Randolph
Peck Funeral Home Obituaries - Braintree
Farley Funeral Home Obituaries - Stoughton
Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home Obituaries - Medfield
Delaney Funeral Home Obituaries - Walpole
Schlossberg Chapel Funeral Home Obituaries - Canton
Quincy Patriot Ledger
Braintree Vital Statistics
Hammatt Billings (1818-1874) - Architect & Designer
Jazaniah Ford (1757-1832) - Playing Card Manufacturer
The Cozzens-Cushing House, Milton, MA
The Hotel Milton, Milton, MA
The Victorian Milton Town Hall, Milton, MA

Plymouth Co.

Wareham Courier Obituary Index
Town of Wareham Death Index 2002
Town of Wareham Death Index 2003
Town of Wareham Marriage Index 2002
Town of Wareham Marriage Index 2003
Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home Obituaries
City of Duxbury - Index of Deaths - 2001-2006
City of Duxbury - Index of Marriages - 2000-2006
Town of Pembroke - Index of Marriages - 2003
Town of Plympton - Index of Vitals
Cartmell Funeral Home Obituaries - Plymouth
Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home Obituaries - Brockton
Downing Chapel Funeral Home Obituaries - Hingham
Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home Obituaries - Rockland
Russell Funeral Home Obituaries - Brockton
Death Records from the Ancient Burial Ground at Kingston, MA

Suffolk Co.

Boston Globe (recent)
Boston Herald
Miscellaneous Suffolk County Obituaries I
Miscellaneous Suffolk County Obituaries II
Miscellaneous Suffolk County Obituaries III
The Boston Jewish Advocate Obituary Database
Smith Funeral Home Obituary Archive - Chelsea
Archives from Boston Globe and Boston Herald
Ruggiero-Mazzarella Funeral Home Obituaries - East Boston
Boston Marriages from 1700-1809

Worcester Co.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Callahan Brothers Funeral Home Obituaries - Worcester
Athol Daily News
Harvard Hillside Obituaries
Miscellaneous Probate Birth Records - 1892
Town of Northborough - Index of Deaths - 1996
Town of Uxbridge - Index of Deaths 2003-2005
Town of Uxbridge - Index of Marriages 2003-2005
Miscellaneous Probate Birth Records 1880
Deaths In Lancaster, Mass., 1843 to 1849
Northborough, Massachusetts Deaths December, 1996
Free Obituary Lookups by Email from Bob Lunny
Early Town of Dudley Marriages

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