Vital Records & Genealogy

VITAL RECORDS (Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage, and Death Records)
Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates are available from this office. Certified copies of the documents filed in this office are available for $10.00 per copy. Details such as the name of the individual and date of birth, death, or marriage are necessary in order to provide a record of the event, please provide your parents' names on birth record requests. Certain records may be "restricted". Restricted records have limited access to the following individuals only - "those listed on the record". Only with a valid, unexpired, driver's license or state-issued ID will a record be issued to you. Individuals having custody of the child through a court order must produce the court order with the court seal (no photocopies) to be left on file in the clerk's office. No attorney privilege letter of request to secure the record will be accepted; without a court order, which will remain on file in the Town Clerk's Office.
Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the Town of Ware. A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope must be included with the request. The mailing address is:
Town Clerk
126 Main Street - Suite F
Ware, MA  01082

GENEALOGY (Ancestry Research of Records)
It is not unusual to research records of families dating back several hundreds of years in cities and towns across the country. Records dating back to the 1770s are available in the Town of Ware. 
In an effort to better serve you, it is helpful to have as much information as possible on each family member you may be researching (name, date of birth, marriage or death - or an approximate time period). We are available during normal business hours but may ask you to provide an email with basic information or when you come in person to allow us to do this at a later time as we may have other tasks to perform that are a priority). We do often research for the family and there is an hourly charge. Please contact us at the above telephone number to ensure that we are available to help you and to make the necessary arrangements for researching your requests.