The Massachusetts Vital Records Project was originally started under the USGenWeb Project whose goal is to make all public domain records freely available to everyone. I am committed to this principle. The Project will always provide free access to everyone.

Since moving the project to its own domain and servers, the costs are covered by me. There is no financial support from any govermental or private agency. There is no advertising. You may help support the site by making a donation. This can be done, through PayPal, by clicking one of the following links:

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There are other costs associated with the project. There are copying costs to get images of vital records that I can't get online. There is transportation to the library, 45 miles away. In some cases, the only available copies of the vital records of some towns are on microfilm. I hope to buy these films and transcribe the records. This is especially true for the four western counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire. These are just some of the expenses that I incur in order to put these records online. I spend somewhere between $2000 and $3000 a year on the project. Good thing I love what I'm doing. :-)

Whether or not anyone ever makes a donation, this site will always be freely accessible to everyone.

Write me if you have questions.

Thank you.
John Slaughter, Project Administrator

MA VRs Project
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The Massachusetts Vital Records Project

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