The term Vital Records refers to those records, maintained under government authority, which document certain milestone events, namely birth, death and marriage, in the lives of Massachusetts residents. The Town Clerk serves as the local registrar of births and deaths occurring to Lincoln families and of marriages performed with a license issued by Lincoln.
Official copies of these documents must be certified as such by the Town Clerk and embossed with the Town Seal.
Requests for genealogical Vital Records should be directed to the Town Archivist.
Sometimes official documents intended for use outside the United States require special certification, known as an apostille, from the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Find out how to obtain an apostille here.