Suffolk County Birth Records

Search for Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Suffolk 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 Suffolk County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Boston City Clerk Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4600

Chelsea Clerk Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4054

Massachusetts Clerk Boston MA 1 Pemberton Square 02108 617-557-1020

Revere Clerk Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8162

Suffolk County Clerk Boston MA 3 Pemberton Square 02108 617-788-8175


Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Massachusetts, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Suffolk 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.

Arbour Health System Boston MA 49 Robinwood Avenue 02130 617-522-4400

Arbour Hospital Boston MA 49 Robinwood Avenue 02130 617-390-1491

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston MA 330 Brookline Avenue 02215 617-667-7000

Boston Children's Hospital Boston MA 300 Longwood Avenue 02115 617-355-6000

Boston Medical Center Boston MA 840 Harrison Avenue 02118 617-638-8000

Boston Shriners Hospital Boston MA 51 Blossom Street 02114 617-722-3000

Boston University Medical Campus Boston MA 715 Albany Street 02118 617-638-4086

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Boston MA 1153 Centre Street 02130 617-983-7000

Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston MA 75 Francis Street 02115 617-732-5500

CareGroup Healthcare System Boston MA 375 Longwood Avenue 02215 617-975-5000

Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center Boston MA 736 Cambridge Street 02135 617-789-3000

Carney Hospital Boston MA 2100 Dorchester Avenue 02124 617-296-4000

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston MA 450 Brookline Avenue 02215 617-632-3000

Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston MA 30 Warren Street 02135 617-254-3800

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Boston MA 1200 Centre Street 02131 617-363-8000

Jewish Memorial Hospital & Rehabilitation Center Boston MA 59 Townsend Street 02119 617-442-8760

Kindred Hospital Boston Boston MA 1515 Commonwealth Avenue 02135 617-254-1100

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Boston MA 170 Morton Street 02130 617-522-8110

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Hospitals Boston MA 250 Washington Street 02108 617-624-6000

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Boston MA 243 Charles Street 02114 617-523-7900

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA 55 Fruit Street 02114 617-726-2000

New England Baptist Hospital Roxbury Crossing MA 125 Parker Hill Avenue 02120 617-754-5000

New England Medical Center - Floating Hospital for Children Boston MA 755 Washington Street 02111 617-636-8100

Shriners Hospitals for Children Boston MA 51 Blossom Street 02114 617-722-3000

South End Community Health Center Boston MA 1601 Washington Street 02118 617-425-2000

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston Boston MA 300 1st Avenue 02129 617-952-5000

Tufts - New England Medical Center Boston MA 800 Washington Street 02111 617-636-6156

VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Campus Boston MA 150 South Huntington Avenue 02130 617-232-9500


Suffolk 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 Suffolk County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Suffolk 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.

Boston American Jewish Historical Archive Boston MA 101 Newbury Street 02116 617-226-1245

Boston Archive Boston MA 30 Millstone Road 02136 617-664-8679

Boston Archive Boston MA 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard 02125 617-727-2816

Boston Public Records Archive Boston MA 1 Ashburton Place 02108 617-727-2832

Boston Registry of Vital Records Archive Boston MA 150 Mount Vernon Street 02108 617-740-2600

Boston WGBH Media Library & Archive Boston MA 1 Guest Street 02135

Dorchester State Records Archive Boston MA 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard 02125 617-727-2470

Revere Police Records Archive Revere MA 400 Revere Beach Parkway 02151 781-286-8330


Suffolk County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Massachusetts. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Suffolk 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.

Boston City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4000

Boston Globe City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02108 617-936-3554

Chelsea City Hall Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4000

Revere City Hall Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8100

Roxbury City Hall Roxbury Crossing MA 1483 Tremont St 02120 617-635-4920


The Suffolk County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Massachusetts, Suffolk County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Suffolk County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Suffolk 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 Suffolk County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Boston Health Department Boston MA 305 South Street 02130 617-983-6200

Chelsea City Health Department Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-889-8263

Massachusetts Health Department Boston MA 20 Vining Street 02115 617-626-9200

Revere Health Department Revere MA 249 Broadway 02151 781-286-8176