The Massachusetts vital records have recently been released on Ancestry.com. This is the wonderful work of Jay and DeLene Holbrook who spent over thirty years collecting Massachusetts vital dating records from 1620 through 1988. The records cover 315 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.
Such a a gift to the genealogy community, such a labor of love by the Holbrooks. As you can tell these records are the actual originals not the transcriptions. These are the records I would never be able to see if I went looking for them. Many are too fragile.
I went searching last night. Above is the announcement of my GGGGG'grandparents intent to marry, Simon Dakin (Daykin) of Concord and Huldah Worcester (Wooster) of Newbury. Here is a close up of their posting in the Newbury Town Records.