Essex County Birth Records

Search for Essex County MA birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Essex County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Essex County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Massachusetts birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a MA driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Essex County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Andover Town Clerk Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly Clerk Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6037

Essex County Clerk Salem MA 56 Federal Street 01970 978-744-5500

Georgetown Town Clerk Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5711

Gloucester Clerk Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9722

Hamilton Town Clerk Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Haverhill City Clerk Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2312

Methuen City Clerk Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8595

Middletown Clerk Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-6927

Newbury Town Clerk Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-462-2332


Essex County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Essex County Massachusetts, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Essex County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Massachusetts, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Addison Gilbert Hospital Gloucester MA 298 Washington Street 01930 978-283-4000

Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport MA 25 Highland Avenue 01950 978-463-1000

Beverly Hospital Beverly MA 85 Herrick Street 01915 978-922-3000

Boston Children's at Peabody Peabody MA 10 Centennial Drive 01960 781-216-3400

Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Med Center Methuen Town MA 70 East Street 01844 978-687-0156

Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Haverhill MA 140 Lincoln Avenue 01830 978-374-2000

Kindred Hospital Boston North Shore Peabody MA 15 King Street 01960 978-531-2900

Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence MA 1 General Street 01841 978-683-4000

MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center Salem MA 57 Highland Avenue 01970 978-745-2100

NSMC Women's Center Danvers MA 1 Hutchinson Drive 01923 978-739-6900


Essex County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Essex County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Essex County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Essex County Massachusetts. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Essex County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Amesbury Town Hall Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street 01913 978-388-8100

Andover Town Hall Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly City Hall Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6000

Boxford Town Hall Boxford MA 7 Spofford Road 01921 978-352-6555

Byfield Town Hall Newbury MA 7 Central Street 01922 978-463-3335

Danvers Town Hall Danvers MA 1 Sylvan Street 01923 978-777-0001

Essex Town Hall Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7410

Gloucester City Hall Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9710

Haverhill City Hall Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2300

Ipswich Town Hall Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6608

Lawrence City Hall Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-794-5803

Lynn City Hall Lynn MA 3 City Hall Square 01901 781-598-4000

Lynnfield Town Hall Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3128

Middleton Town Hall Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-3344

Nahant Town Hall Nahant MA 334 Nahant Road 01908 781-581-0018

Newbury Town Hall Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-465-0862

Newburyport City Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4413

Newburyport Town Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4407


The Essex County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Massachusetts, Essex County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Essex County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Essex County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Massachusetts State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Essex County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Andover Health Department Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8295

Beverly Health Department Beverly MA 90 Colon Street 01915 978-921-8591

Boxford Health Department Boxford MA 200 Washington Street 01921 978-352-2413

Gloucester Health Department Gloucester MA 3 Pond Road 01930 978-281-9771

Lawrence Health Department Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-620-3260

Massachusetts State Health Department Lynn MA 112 Market St 01901 781-477-8200

Middleton Health Department Middleton MA 195 North Main Street 01949 978-777-1869

Newburyport Health Department Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4410

North Andover Health Department North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-688-9540


Essex County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Essex County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Essex County Massachusetts. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Gloucester Archive Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-282-3043

Haverhill City Archive Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2392

Lawrence Immigrant Archive Lawrence MA 6 Essex Street 01840 978-686-9230