Town Clerk
VITAL RECORDS REQUEST
 
The Town Clerk's Office has Birth, Death & Marriage records dating back to 1718 to the present.  If you are researching records from the Town of Douglas, we ask you provide us with as much information as possible (names & dates) in order to process your request in a timely manner.  If we do NOT have the record you are requesting, other places you may contact are:
 
  • New England historic Genealogical Society at 617-536-5740
  • National Archives at 617-647-8100
  • Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records at 617-740-2600
Certified copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail upon payment of $10.00.  The Town of Douglas only accepts Cash, Checks or Money Orders payable to the Town of Douglas.  Click here to request a record.
 
BIRTH CERTIFICATE
The Douglas Town Clerk will have birth records for anyone whose parents lived in Douglas at the time of birth. The fee for a certified copy is $10.00.
 
DEATH CERTIFICATES
The Douglas Town Clerk will have death records of any death that occurred in Douglas and copies of Douglas residents whose death occurred within Massachusetts. The fee for a certified copy is $10.00.
 
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
The Douglas Town Clerk will have marriage records of any couple that filed their marriage intentions in Douglas. A certified copy of the marriage certificate is available for $10.00
 
THE STATE REGISTRY OF VITAL RECORDS AND STATISTICS
If you are not sure whether the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the state Registry of Vital Record and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records of all births, deaths and marriages that occurred in the state.
 
Certified copies may be obtained by the Registry in person, by mail or phone. You should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if known, the town where the event occurred.