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NYC Historical Vital Records website is updated

The New York City Department of Records and Information Services has recently added more records to its Historical Vital Records website.

The digitization process is now 76 percent complete and contains over 10,132,00 records. The dataset is scheduled to be updated quarterly.

Users can search and view historical New York City records of births (1866-1909), marriages (1866-1949) and deaths (1862-1948). Images can be downloaded and printed from the website free of charge.

The collection can be browsed or can be search by certificate number or last name. Certificate numbers can be found in indexes of the birth, death, and marriage records on the following websites: Ancestry.com; the German Genealogy Group; the Italian Genealogical Group and FamilySearch.

Searching by name is in beta mode, and may not produce accurate results. Because marriage licenses are not yet indexed by name, marriage licenses will not be returned in name search results.

To start searching, go to: https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/

 

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