New York, State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1500-2013.

These records include an index to death records from the state of New York, excluding New York City. This index is provided by the State Department of Health The index contains information on decedents, date of death, gender, age at death and NYS file number that will allow the public to search for individuals on a variety of genealogy criteria (if on file for at least 50 years). For more information, see [www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/genealogy New York Vital Records information].

Record Content

Records may contain the following information: Subjects Death records Template:Incomplete Content Section

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Collection Title.” Index or Index and Images or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Department of Health. Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany