County Westmeath, Ireland Birth, Marriage and Death Records (included in letter)
Scottish Birth, Marriage and Death Records (included in letter)
Birth, Marriage and Death Records
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If your ancestor did not survive long in the new world, you still have an excellent source of information in the index to deaths in New York City, 1888-1965. The early indices are arranged alphabetically only by the first letter of the surname, then broken down by month but within a few years it becomes one alphabetical index by year. The indices include the name, age, date of death and the certificate number. Once you have a certificate number, the FHL has filmed the certificates for Manhattan for 1866-1919. If you have the film number, date and certificate number, you can order a copy from the FHL and not have to order the entire film. Copies are $0.25 each with a minimum order of $2.00 and a maximum of eight film items or three book items. (This copy service is available for any film or book where you can provide exact reference numbers.) The actual certificate usually gives date of death, location, age, marital status, place of birth, how long in the U.S., parents' names and birthplace, and cause of death. There are also marriage records 1866-1937 and an index to births 1881-1916.
Vital records for all five boroughs of New York City are kept in the city itself, not at the state level in Albany. They are divided between two administrative offices as indicated below.
Older records (births prior to 1909, deaths prior to 1948, and marriages before 1937) are kept at the following address:
New York City Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street -- Room 103
New York, NY 10007 USA .
The official home page of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services is New York City Department of Records and Information Service .
Later records are kept through the Department of Health:
Bureau of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 USA
Phone: (212) 788-4520
You can get further information and downloadable order forms from NYC Vital Records .