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New York Genealogy Help

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, these public records are prime sources of genealogical information. These records are critically important in genealogy research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century.

There are many sources for birth, death and marriage events that are not in the New York vital records office. Cemeteries, church records, newspapers, military records, immigration and naturalization records, as well as family records in letters and Bibles, are all places where evidence of vital events might be found. Once New York vital records have been researched, and especially if none are available for the location and time period required, a good procedure would be to try to locate your New York ancestors using New York census records.

Every state has a division charged with the responsibility of maintaining and dispersing public information from its vital record holdings. Each state page on this website indicates the availability of birth records, marriage records, death records, and divorce records and the agencies responsible for maintaining them.



New York Vital Records Information
(How to contact the Vital Records Department of New York)

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY  12220-2602

Remarks: State office has had records since 1880. For records before 1914 in Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, or before 1880 in any other city, write to Registrar of Vital Statistics in city where event occurred. For the rest of the State, except New York City, write to State office.

Check or money order should be made payable to New York State Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (518) 474-3075. This will be a recorded message.


Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: $5.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY  12220-2602

Remarks: Records from 1880 to present.


Event:
Marriage (city)

Cost of copy:
$5.00

Address:
See remarks

Remarks:
For records from 1880-1907 and licenses issued in the cities of Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers, apply to--Albany: City Clerk, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207; Buffalo: City Clerk, City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202; Yonkers: Registrar of Vital Statistics, Health Center Building, Yonkers, NY 10701.


Event:
Divorce (State)

Cost of copy:
$15.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY  12220-2602

Remarks:
Records since January 1963.


Event:
Divorce (county)

Cost of copy:
Varies

Address:
See remarks

Remarks:
County Clerk in county where divorce was granted.


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