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Vital Records

Early Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1600-1850

Haverhill Vital Records to 1850

1850 to 1910 (onsite 1841 - 1920)

Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Phone 617-727-2816
They have a searchable index.

Family Search - - they have images and a search function
MA Births 1841 - 1915
MA Marriages 1841 - 1915
MA Deaths 1841 - 1915

1920 and later

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
1st Floor, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester MA 02125-3105
(next to the Bayside Expo Center)
(617) 740-2600

Probate Records

Probate records are available from the Massachusetts State Archives and some other sources.


State Archives
Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Old (1600 and 1700s) probate records can be found at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The Phillips Library of P.E.M. has microfilm of the Essex County Probate Record Books through 1881 with indexes, and through 1914 with docket books. Their address and other Information can be found at their website: http://www.pem.org

Also: "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts; 1635-1681," In three volumes, The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916 are available in some libraries and through LDS Family History Centers. These are also included on the Essex County VR CD mentioned above.

There is a published probate index for the years 1638 to 1840 which is, unfortunately, out of print. It can be found in some libraries.

There are over 200 old Essex County Wills on line. Submissions are always welcome. Please note that these may take some time to get online due to other projects.


Newburyport Archives
Newburyport Record Center, 188 State St., Newburyport, MA.
(978) 557-1083

1897 - present

Essex County Probate Court
32 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970


Prior to 1869

Essex Deeds
32 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0200

After 1869

The county was divided into a northern and southern district.
Southern District (All towns except Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover.)
Essex Deeds
32 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 741-0200

Miscellaneous Haverhill Deeds

Pentucket Purchase
1645 Land Holders
1650 Land Holders


1855 State Census

1865 State Census


Pre 1850

First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Haverhill MA 01830, 978-374-7491
First Church of Christ, 10 Church St., Bradford, MA 01835, 978-374-1114
First Congregational Church, 232 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830, 978-373-3031
West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832, 978-373-3034


Grave Matter

Find A Grave
West Parish Cemetery
2nd West Parish Cemetery