The Society has compiled, scanned, and indexed original birth, marriage, and death records held by the Massachusetts Archives. The project is ongoing. See the Society's general description of the project for research tips and other information.
See also Source:Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records 1841-1915 - the general source for the Massachusetts Archives holdings, which may be cited when using original images, regardless of repository used.
The database through 1910 was compiled because that was the range of years available at the time. 1911 through 1915 later became available and are accessible through a separate search form on the website.
Images of the same documents may be found on a free website at familysearch.org under titles Massachusetts, Births, 1841-915; Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915; and Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915. It is not apparent how to translate the Volume and page numbers of the NEHGS collection to the proper document in these collections, except by using the search engine (watching out for the rare difference in spelling in the two indices).