Death registration, Town of Woburn, 1903 Top of page Vital records after 1925 are located at the municipal clerks' offices and the Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125).Researchers may contact the Registry of Vital Records at 617-740-2600, or through the DPH website: gov/dph/rvrs Indices of the DPH vital records volumes through 1971 are available at the Archives, although there are no copies of the actual records at the Archives.Information available from the lists includes the name, age, sex and occupation of the immigrant; the country of birth; and previous residence.Also included are the name of the ship, and the date of its arrival in Boston.Certain amended volumes are available on microfilm in the Reading Room.Later records in this collection will be transferred to the Archives at five-year intervals.
Facilitating the use of the passenger lists is an alphabetical name index.
Access to the information contained in the vital records registration volumes is gained by consulting index books.
The index books are organized in five-year intervals; within each index, the names are listed alphabetically.
Public records are not in the holdings of the Archives because of inherent genealogical value.
However, these documents can be an important resource for people engaged in the study of family history.