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Re: Boston City Hospital

Posted: 1191267594000
Classification: Query
Hospitals destroy old records all the time. As long as the birth was registered with the city, I don't see why they'd have to keep their birth records indefinitely. I was told that another hospital in Boston starts destroying parts of its records after 7 years. I'm not sure what the standard is for destroying the entire record.

An actual birth certificate can be obtained from the following 2 places:

City of Boston Registry Division
(for vital records from City Hall)

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Links for oher places the other poster mentioned:

The Mass. State Archives

Boston Archdiocese Archives
(if Catholic, would probably have baptismal record, otherwise not sure how useful)

City of Boston Archives
(I'm adding this one, as I think it would be the most likely holder for city-owned hospitals records -- I don't see hospital records mentioned, but doesn't hurt to ask).
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