Massachusetts has placed on the web and searchable Vital Records Index for the dates between 1841-1910. The vital records that are indexed are the birth and death information. The website states:
Each index entry will include the person’s first and last name, the town or city where the event occurred, the year, volume number, and page number. The database is searchable by first and last names, year, and location.
If you would like to search this site click here. This link will take you directly to the search engine. If you prefer to read more about the contents of this data base click here.