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Massachusetts Marriage Certificate Application

For Marriage Records Occurring 1926 to the Present


Certified marriage records are official, legal documents and obtained through the Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Statistics in Boston. Each record is a duplicate of the original and embossed with an official raised Massachusetts state seal.

Certified marriage records are valid for obtaining passports, providing proof of age, United States citizenship, obtaining social security benefits and many other legal purposes.

The charge for locating, obtaining and shipping a Massachusetts certified marriage certificate is $45 [US]. Quantity discounts apply for duplicates of the same record ordered at the same time.


If you do not need a marriage certificate for legal or official reasons and are doing family genealogy, request a transcribed record. The fee for locating, transcribing and emailing a marriage record is $20.

A transcribed record is not an official or legal document. However, it is an excellent alternative for such purposes as genealogy research or for background investigations. All information recorded on the original record is hand copied by one of our researchers. Information is then transcribed into a "plain text" PDF file format. It is only delivered as an email attachment. Click here to preview an example of a transcribed marriage record.

If you need the record(s) for any legal or official purpose, such as applying for a passport or a driver's license, or benefits, order a certified record.

Please Note: Marriage records for persons born to unwed parents are not available through this application. Unwed parents marriage records are limited by State Regulations, Chapter 46 to either the subjects, parents named on the record or legal guardian or representative of the subject. Please email us at services@mass-doc.com for specific instructions on how to obtain unwed marriage records. Continuing with this application will only delay and frustrate your ability in obtaining this particular type of record.

SPOUSE A

SPOUSE B

DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE

If specific month is unknown, select "Not Known".
If specific day is unknown, select "Not Known".
If the specific year is unknown, enter the year you feel is most accurate. In the "Notes Section" further down on the form, enter up to a ten year span, i. e. 1961 - 1970, or less, i. e. 1961 - 1963 to have searched if you are uncertain of the exact year. Marriage Records prior to 1926 not available through this application.
NOTE: For a marriage occurring within the last 12 months, choose the the town or city where the couple registered to get married, instead of the ceremony location.

FOR CERTIFIED COPIES, SELECT EITHER DELIVERY BY FIRST CLASS MAIL OR EXPEDITED PRIORITY MAIL AND THE NUMBER OF RECORDS DESIRED BY USING DROP DOWN ARROWS.

 
A certified document is a duplicate of the original, printed on security watermarked paper, stamped with a raised, embossed Massachusetts State seal, contains the original date of recording, the State Registrar's signature and date of issue. Certified records are valid for obtaining passports, applying for United States citizenship, social security or pension/retirement pensions benefits, driver's license, providing proof of death for life insurance, probate court estate filings, real estate sales and for most other legal purposes. Certified documents can not be sent by email.

DON'T NEED A CERTIFIED COPY? DOING FAMILY HISTORY? SELECT TRANSCRIBED FOR GENEALOGY BY CLICKING ON THE DROP DOWN ARROW AND SELECT "1 Transcribed Marriage Record".

A transcribed record is not an official or legal document. Its intended use is for genealogical research studies, background investigations, medical studies or general information. All transcribed records are sent as PDF email attachments. Expedited service not available. Click here to preview an example of a transcribed marriage record. Also, please allow your email programs to receive mail from the domain mass-doc.com

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