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New York Vital Records

For 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 marriage records after 1937, write to:

City Clerk (marriage records)
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007

For earlier records, write:

Municipal Archives
Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007-1288
Tel: 212-788-8580
Fax: 212-385-0984

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

New York Department of Health - Vital Records

For earlier records, write to the registrar of the town or township in question.

Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers

For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1914, write to the clerk of the city in question.

For later records, see the address for New York state above.

New York Research Sources

Flick, Alexander C., ed. History of the State of New York. 10 vols. 1933–37. Reprint. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1962.
Schweitzer, George K. New York Genealogical Research. Knoxville, Tenn: the author, 1988.
Guide to Records in the New York State Archives. Albany: New York State Archives, 1981.
Guzik, Estelle M., ed. Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area. New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, 1989.
Bailey, Rosalie Fellows. Guide to Genealogical and Biographical Sources for New York City (Manhattan) 1783–1898. New York: the author, 1954.

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

New York Historical Society

New York Department of Health - Vital Records

New York Public Library - Archives Division

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