Research

New York State Department of Health Vital Records Section Copies of Selected Indexes to Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of microfiche copies of selected indexes to birth (through 1937), marriage (through 1964), and death (through 1964) certificates filed with the Department of Health. The indexes cover the entire state except New York City, and start in 1881. Each index entry states the name of person, date and place of event, and certificate number. Indexes do not include births and deaths in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to 1914, or marriages in those cities prior to 1907.
Creator:
Title:
Quantity:
2 sets of circa 6,764 microfiche (for most years)
Inclusive Dates:
1880-1964
Series Number:
B1367

Arrangement

Prior to 1940: Arranged by type of vital event (birth, marriage, death), then chronological by year of event, and therein alphabetical by last name.

After 1940, and for some records circa 1913-1915: Arranged according to the Soundex indexing system.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of microfiche copies of selected indexes to birth (through 1937), marriage (through 1964), and death (through 1964) certificates filed with the Department of Health. The indexes cover the entire state except New York City, and start in 1881 (the state did not compile vital records before then). Each index entry states the name of person, date and place of event, and certificate number.

Indexes do not include births and deaths in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to 1914, or marriages in those cities prior to 1907. Birth indexes do not include original data for adopted infants.

B1367-94A: This accretion indexes death certificates only for 1934. The death certificate index for that year was apparently missing from the previous accretion of vital records index microfiche.

B1367-95A: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 232 fiche) which index certificates as follows: 1921 births (32 fiche); 1946 deaths (27 fiche); and 1946 marriages (57 fiche).

B1367-97: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 216 fiche) which index certificates as follows: 1922 births (31 fiche); 1947 deaths (27 fiche); and 1947 marriages (50 fiche).

B1367-98: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 204 fiche, or 102 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1923 births (31 fiche); 1948 deaths (27 fiche); and 1948 marriages (44 fiche).

B1367-99: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 196 fiche, or 98 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1924 births (31 fiche); 1949 deaths (27 fiche); and 1949 marriages (40 fiche).

B1367-00: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 200 fiche, or 100 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1925 births (30 fiche); 1950 deaths (27 fiche); 1950 marriages (43 fiche).

B1367-01: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 196 fiche, or 98 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1926 births (29 fiche); 1951 marriages (41 fiche); and 1951 deaths (28 fiche).

B1367-02: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 192 fiche, or 96 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1927 births (29 fiche); 1952 marriages (39 fiche); and 1952 deaths (28 fiche).

B1367-02A: This accretion consists of two microfiche sets (totaling 196 fiche, or 98 fiche per set) which index certificates as follows: 1928 births (28 fiche); 1953 marriages (41 fiche); and 1953 deaths (29 fiche).

B1367-04: This accretion consists of two sets of indexes for birth records for the year 1929, and for marriage and death records for the year 1954.

B1367-05: This accretion consists of two sets of indexes for birth records for the year 1930, and for marriage and death records for the year 1955.

B1367-06: This accretion consists of two sets of indexes for birth records for the year 1931, and for marriage and death records for the year 1956.

B1367-07: This accretion consists of two sets of indexes for birth records for the year 1932, and for marriage and death records for the year 1957.

B1367-08: This accretion consists of two sets of indexes for birth records for the year 1933, and for marriage and death records for the year 1958.

B1367-12: This accretion consists of one set of indexes for birth records for the year 1937, and for marriage and death records for the year 1962. No names are listed from "Martin, Maude" to "Morris, Marilyn" in the birth index.

B1367-13: This accretion consists of one set of indexes for marriage and death records for the year 1963. No birth indexes are included.

B1367-15: This accretion consists of one set of indexes for marriage and death records for the year 1964. No birth indexes are included.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Fiche cannot be reproduced or duplicated.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2029 Index to delayed birth certificates, contains a birth index that pre-dates this series.

Custodial History

The series consists of use copies of microfiche only. Original certificates indexed by the fiche, as well as master copies of the fiche indexes, remain in the custody of the New York State Department of Health. Two sets of copies are made available to the State Archives by the Department of Health for research use.

Location of Original MaterialOriginal certificates indexed by the fiche, as well as master copies of the fiche indexes, remain in the custody of the New York State Dept. of Health.

Access Terms

Geographic Name(s):
Subject(s):
Genre(s):
Function(s):