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New York Genealogy Records

Many people today are interested in learning more about their past and their ancestors. As a result Genealogy is one of the most common terms in search engines on the World Wide Web. For those who are new to the world of Genealogy, there are many ways one can find information regarding their ancestors. Some of the most common forms of public records used for genealogy are: For Birth Records For New York birth certificates outside the city of New York, you can try to the Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health, which has birth records dating back to 1881. For those who were born in New York City, you can try the Vital Records Office of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which holds records from 1910 to the present. For Death Records New York City death certificates should be referred to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Regarding the rest of the state, death records are kept by the Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health. This dual system also makes it hard to determine how far back coverage extends, although all records stretch back to at least 1900, with most dating back to the 1880s. For Obituaries There are very few places in the world like New York State. If this is your home and you are searching far and wide for New York obituaries, you will be happy to know that the Internet is the place to begin your search. A well populated state like this has a good half dozen resources online that you can explore. Begin your quest with the website for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The folks there have put almost every issue, complete with obits, online from 1841 to 1902. The public library in Buffalo also has quite a collection of old listings online, as well. From their website, you can view listings starting in 1989 all the way up to the present. The Canastota Village Historian Website features an extensive collection of listings that includes local obits from as far back as 1876 all the way up to present day. The Dansville Public Library has a free online collection you can browse, as well. Their listings go as far back as 1964 and go all the way up to this week. One final spot is the famed New York Times. They have listings going back to 1929. Finding New York obituary notices is easy if you know where to look first. For Marriages New York State records are under the jurisdiction of the Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health. In New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has records from 1910 to the present. Older records are kept by the New York City Municipal Archives.

 
State of New York Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
19,297,490

 
Under 18:
4,414,413

 
Over 65:
2,405,546

 
Employed:
10,095,952

 
Land in Square Miles:
47,213.79

 
Acres of Farms:
7,969,660

 
Births:
246,351

 
Deaths:
152,427

 
Infant Deaths:
1,359

 
 
Murder:
836

 
Forcible Rape:
2,801

 
Robbery:
31,778

 
Assault:
42,170

 
Total Violent Crime:
77,585

 
Burglary:
65,735

 
Larceny \ Theft:
297,684

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
25,114

 
Total Property Crime:
388,533

 
New York Genealogy Records Locations
Vital Records Section
Certification Unit
800 N Pearl St
Menands, NY 12204
Phone:
518-474-3038

 
518-474-3077

Fax:
877-854-4607










Vital Records Section
Certification Unit
800 N Pearl St
Menands, NY 12204
Phone:
518-474-3038

 
518-474-3077

Fax:
518-474-9168










 
Vital Records Section
Certification Unit
800 N Pearl St
Menands, NY 12204
Phone:
518-474-3038

 
518-474-3077

Fax:
518-474-9168










Vital Records Section
Certification Unit
800 N Pearl St
Menands, NY 12204
Phone:
518-474-3038

 
518-474-3077

Fax:
518-474-9168