New York Vital Records

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

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Vital Records Section
State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023

Application Forms

Birth Certificate Request Form, New York State

  • Instructions and forms for Completing a Birth Certificate Request

Death Certificate Request Form, New York State

  • Instructions and forms for Completing a Death Certificate Request

Divorce Certificate Request Form, New York State

Instructions

    and forms for Completing a Divorce Certificate Request

Marriage Certificate Request Form, New York State

  • Instructions and forms for Completing a Marriage Certificate Request

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  

New York Vital Records 1
(518) 474-3075 . This will be a recorded message.

Birth  $15.00
Death  $15.00
Divorce  $15.00
Marriage  $5.00

Genealogy

Genealogical Sources in the New York State Archives


Collection:
AccessGenealogy.com United States Vital Records.

2 thoughts on “New York Vital Records”

  1. My great great great great Grandmother was TWO LEGENDS SPRING — I am trying to find out more about her. She was Abeneki I think (spelling probably wrong) from the Vermont and Plattsburgh NY area

  2. Two Legends Spring was my (4times) Great Grandmother – trying to find out more about her an the tribe she was from — her so called Christian name was Jane

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