Free Online Massachusetts Death Records and Indexes

Over the previous few a long time, due to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (in addition to the biggest of all of them – FamilySearch), a large number of indexes to demise collections have been offered at no cost on-line. These searchable indexes present particular demise data, and generally scanned photos of the particular demise certificates themselves. These free on-line collections have a whole lot of thousands and thousands of data in them in whole.

There are a large number of on-line and offline collections which will embody demise data that aren’t included within the lists beneath. For instance, newspapers and obituaries have demise data, however most occasions obituary indexes embody the date of the obituary however not the date of demise. To search out out which varieties of different data could embody demise data, please see: 

The lists beneath are particular demise indexes and document collections which might be accessible at no cost on-line for the state of Massachusetts.

Be aware 1: Most of the hyperlinks listed beneath take you to a FamilySearch Assortment of digital photos. In lots of instances there’s a hyperlink to the digital assortment in the course of the web page, but in addition close to the underside of the web page beneath Movie/Digital Notes is the title of every sub-collection. If there’s a digital camera icon on the proper of the title (within the Format column) then the collections’ photos are browsable. If there’s a digital camera with a key icon, it’s only accessible at a Household Historical past Middle or affiliated library. If there’s a movie reel icon, then it’s only accessible in microfilm format, not digital. Please additionally be aware that I’ve listed beneath solely BMD databases which might be accessible digitally out of your laptop (or pill/telephone)

Be aware 2I’ve included hyperlinks to Free Ancestry data and indexes. You don’t want a subscription, however do want an Ancestry account. With out a subscription, you’ll be able to view indexes. If there may be a picture related to a document, typically you’ll need a subscription, however the index does embody very usable data.

(Up to date December 2021; just lately added hyperlinks are in BOLD):

 Good Luck and Joyful Searching!

For different Free Massachusetts Hyperlinks, click on on the class of curiosity:

BMD Records
Divorce Records
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records