Boston (Mass.). Registry Division
The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, issues certificates of the same and marriage licenses, receives and records affidavits of, additions to, and amendments and corrections of said records, and forwards copies of all records to the office of the Department of Public Health and to outside cities and towns when nonresidents are involved. By Sections 5-8 of Chapter 2 of the Ordinances of 1954, the Registry Department became a division under the Health Department. By the Section 7 of Chapter 656 of the Acts of 1965, the Registry Division was transferred to the Office of the City Clerk.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
A series of plans of Boston, showing existing ways and owners of property from Dec. 25, 1630 to Dec. 25, 1645 inclusive., 1905
This collection includes transcribed registers of church records, as well as, original church records of defunct churches. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths, communicants, covenants, admissions, dismissals, members, and gneral church history. The collection amounts to 74 volumes and spans the years from 1630-1889. The collection includes local congregations of Baptist, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Protestant Episcopal, and Unitarian denominations.
Published between 1876 and 1909, the Record Commissioners reports include transcriptions of early Boston town records including town meeting records, Selectmen records, births, deaths and marriages, Charlestown records, Dorchester records and other miscellaneous records.