24 August 2009

New York State: Pre-1881 birth certificate index

A name index to more than one thousand delayed birth certificates (pre-1881) is now in the New York State Archives and eight other state locations.

The 1,048 names represent births that took place from 1823-1880 in the state, outside of New York City's five boroughs.

Prepared by the New York State Department of Health, certificate fields include the county district number, child's full name, birth date, full names of mother (with maiden name) and father, and filing date. Search by the child's name, mother's maiden name or year of birth.

The index is available in state archives and public libraries in Albany,
Buffalo, Elmira, Glens Falls, New York City, Patchogue, Rochester, Syracuse and Watertown.

For more information on this index and others, click here -> Genealogy -> Research -> Vital Records. For information on ordering copies of vital records, click here.

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