Where can I find free public birth records?
- Use an online service to get records for free. There are many online services that allow you to search digitized birth records. Some like familysearch.org let you look through databases for free. In most cases, you cannot see the actual certificates, but you can view the information from them.
Can I get my birth certificate at any city hall in Massachusetts?
You can pick up your birth certificate at City Hall. Boston has birth records from 1630 to present day. Restricted means that only those listed on the birth record can get a copy of a restricted birth certificate, and you have to show a valid ID (a driver’s License, State ID, or passport).
Can I get a copy of my birth certificate online?
You can get a certified copy of your birth certificate online or by visiting the birth certificate office where the person on record was born. Ordering your birth certificate online is the easiest way to order birth records.
How do I obtain a copy of my birth certificate?
Contact the vital records office in the state or territory where you were born to get a copy of your birth certificate. Follow the instructions for requesting copies and paying fees. If you need a copy fast, ask about expedited service or shipping when you place your order.
How long does it take to get a birth certificate?
It typically takes 4 to 8 weeks to receive your certified birth certificate copy in the mail. If you need your replacement sooner, premium services such as VitalRecordsOnline.com offer a Rush Package with expedited shipping. Some states may even be able to provide a copy within 2-3 business days.