New York Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search New York death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the New York death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain New York death certificates is available below.

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New York death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New York death records, New York death ceritificates, New York death notices, New York death indexes, and other related New York genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of New York. We also suggest searching for "New York death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain New York Death Certificates

For New York State (Except New York City, Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers)

For birth, marriage, and death records from 1881 to present, write:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-788-4520

For Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, and all records not mentioned above, write to the clerk of the city in question.

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