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{{TOCright}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''<br><br>
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''[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to Find United States Deaths]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Arkansas Deaths'''''<br> __NOTOC__
  
These archives, libraries, and societies preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in New York State.  
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Statewide registration of deaths began in 1905 with general compliance by 1920.  
  
=== National ===
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== '''Next Step: When did the death occur? ''' ==
  
[[Image:NYC Custom-house-l.jpg|right|250px|NYC Custom-house-l.jpg]]'''[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York City)]]'''<br>Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House<br>One Bowling Green<br>New York, NY 10004<br>Telephone: Toll-free 866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620<br>Fax: 212-401-1638<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/ www.archives.gov/northeast]<br><br>  
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:<span style="font-size:120%">'''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's death record:'''</span><br>
  
:This branch of the National Archives has records created by federal agencies and courts in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The archives has naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. They also has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, court records, passenger lists for New York City and other ports, Revolutionary War military records, some Civil War service indexes, and World War I draft registrations. The staff will make photocopies for a fee.<ref name="DB81">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 81. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Arkansas Death Records#Deaths_before_1905|Deaths before 1905]]'''</span>
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Arkansas Death Records#Deaths_after_1905|Deaths after 1905]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Estimate United States Death Information|Death year unknown]]'''</span>
  
'''[[New York Public Library|The New York Public Library]][[Image:New York Public Library exterior.jpg|right|250px|New York Public Library exterior.jpg]]<br>'''U.S. History, Local History &amp; Genealogy Division<br>Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 315S<br>New York, NY 10018-2788<br>Tel: 212-930-0829<br>E-mail: [http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/node/126488 Ask a librarian]<br>Internet: [http://www.nypl.org/ http://www.nypl.org/]<br><br>
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:This is one of the largest research libraries in the world including excellent genealogical resources. The library has city and telephone directories, vital records indexes, local histories, genealogies, federal and state censuses, passenger lists, genealogical collections (including DAR transcripts), and church records.<ref name="DB81" /> For maps, write to the Map Division at the same address. Guides and catalogs to this important library include:
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:*Sam P. Williams, ''Guide to the Research Collections of the New York Public Library'' (Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association, 1975). {{WorldCat|1365290|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|203628|title-id|disp=FHL Book 974.71 A3w}}.<br>
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:*Estelle M. Guzik, ''Genealogical Resources in New York'' (New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, 2003), 137-86. {{WorldCat|52199100|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1121308|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 D27gg}}.
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:*The [http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/about.cfm New York Public Library Picture Collection] covers over 12,000 subjects and is a valuable tool to researchers and others.<br>
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'''[[How to Find United States Death Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Death_Records|Learn more about U.S. Death Records]]'''  
:*New York Public Library: Research Libraries, ''Dictionary Catalog of the Local History and Genealogy Division'', 18 Volumes and four suppelments. (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1974). {{WorldCat|1131075|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|137032|title-id|disp=FHL Q Book 974.71 A3nd}}.<br>
 
  
'''Huguenot Society of America Library'''<br>20 West 44th Street #510<br>New York, NY 10036<br>Telephone: 212-755-0592<br>E-mail: [mailto:hugsoc@verizon.net hugsoc@verizon.net]<br>Internet: http://www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/ <br>
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:Largest Huguenot collection outside of London, including records from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and colonial America since the 1600s.<ref name="DB81" /> Topics include Huguenot history in France, Huguenot history in other countries, church history, French history, American history, biography, genealogy, manuscripts, societies, periodicals, and theology.<ref>[http://huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/?page=Library Library] in ''Huguenot Society of America'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref>
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=== State ===
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== '''Deaths before 1905''' ==
  
[[Image:New York State Cultural Center2.jpg|right|250px|New York State Cultural Center2.jpg]]'''[[New York State Archives|The New York State Archives]]'''<br>Cultural Education Center<br>222 Madison Ave<br>Albany, NY 12230<br>Telephone: 518-474-5161<br>E-mail: [mailto:archref@mail.nysed.gov archref@mail.nysed.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml] and [http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_genealogy.shtml Genealogical Records at the Archives]<br><br>
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Before 1905, some counties in Arkansas kept death records. Search {{RecordSearch|2001287|Arkansas, County Births and Deaths Records, 1849-1994}} to see if your ancestor's death record was included. If not, you will need to search [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s death date and place.  
  
:The New York State Archives has the original records of New York government jurisdictions. The collection includes manuscripts, statewide vital records indexes, documents relating to land grants, land survey maps, alien deposition records, military records, state court records, prison records, [[Erie Canal|Erie Canal]] passenger lists for 1827–1829, wills, and estate records. The archives collection also has microfilms of some state censuses and the original census returns for 1915 and 1925.<ref name="DB83">Dollarhide and Bremer, 83.</ref> <ref>[http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/index.shtml Research] in ''New York State Archives'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref><br>
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:The Family History Library has very few of the state archives records on microfilm. The state archives makes photocopies and performs limited searches of indexed records for a fee, but it does not circulate microfilms of land and vital records. The guide to the collection is <br>
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| align="center" colspan="3" | &nbsp; '''Records that give death information:'''
:*''Guide to Records in the New York State Archives'', 2nd ed. (Albany, New York: State Archives and Records Administration, 1993). {{WorldCat|28316410|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|687613|title-id|disp=FHL Book 974.7 A3ns 1993}}.<br>
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:[[Arkansas Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]
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:[[Arkansas Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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:[[Arkansas Probate Records|Probate (wills, etc)]]
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:[[Arkansas Taxation|Tax Records]]
  
'''[[New York State Library|New York State Library]]<br>'''Cultural Education Center<br>222 Madison Ave<br>Albany, NY 12230<br>Telephone: 518-474-5161<br>Fax: 518-474-5786<br>E-mail: [http://www.forms2.nysed.gov/nysl/refserv.cfm E-mail Reference Requests]<br>Internet: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ <br>
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:[[Arkansas Church Records|Church Records]]  
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:[[Arkansas Census|Census]]
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:[[Arkansas Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  
:The Humanities-History section has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church and cemetery records (including the Daughters of the American Revolution collection), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, microfilmed federal and state censuses, microfilmed passenger lists, and periodicals. The Manuscripts and Special Collections Section houses nongovernmental maps and manuscripts. The library staff will make photocopies for a fee.<ref name="DB83" /> <ref>[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/gengen.htm Genealogy] at ''New York State Library'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref> Catalogs and guides to the library's genealogical holdings include:
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:*Melinda Yates, ''Gateway to America: Genealogical Research in the New York State Library, 2nd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: University of the state of New York, State Education Dept., New York State Library, 1982). {{WorldCat|12235484|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|655753|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 D23y}}.
 
:*''New York State Library Card Catalog File of Vital Records in the History and Genealogy Section'' ([Albany, New York: New York State Library, Photoduplication Department, 1979?]). {{WorldCat|760204979|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|165646|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6332544}}. Microfiche of hand and typewritten cards.
 
:*New York State Library (Albany, New York), ''Surname Card Index'' ([Albany, New York: New York State Library, Photoduplication Unit, 1979?]). {{FHL|220918|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6331486}}. Surname catalog of the American History and Genealogy section of the New York State Library.
 
:*The New York State Library also has over two dozen [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/gentopic.htm genealogy research topic guides] online.<br>
 
  
'''Holland Society of New York'''<br>Library, 5th floor<br>20 West 44th Street #509<br>New York, NY 10036<br>Telephohe: 212-758-1675<br>Fax: 212- 758-2232<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@hollandsociety.org info@hollandsociety.org]<br>Internet: http://www.hollandsociety.com/index1.html <br>  
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:Emphasis is on the early Dutch, but their collection actually also includes all ethnic groups of the Atlantic coast and colonial America.<ref name="DB81" /> For New Netherland studies, especially genealogy and family history, 3,000 regional histories (present day New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio), 3,000 family histories and genealogies, and 1,000 books on genealogical research, early American history, the Netherlands, Dutch language, art, and architecture, and religion, including Dutch Reformed Church parish records.<ref>[http://www.hollandsociety.com/library.html Publications and Library] in ''The Holland Society of New York'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
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[[Image:Newyorkhistoricalsociety.jpg|right|250px|Newyorkhistoricalsociety.jpg]]'''New-York Historical Society<br>'''170 Central Park West<br>New York, NY 10024<br>Tel: 212-873-3400<br>Fax: 212-875-1591<br>E-mail: [https://www.nyhistory.org/library_reference_forms Library Reference Form]<br>Internet: [https://www.nyhistory.org/web/default.php?section=library https://www.nyhistory.org/web/default.php?section=library]<br><br>
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== '''Deaths after 1905''' ==
  
:The historical society has extensive collections of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, city directories, maps, and photographs.<ref name="DB81" /> Major topics: New York City and State history, colonial history, American military history, religions, slave trading, biography and genealogy, and New York City photographs, charities serving the homeless, widows and orphans.<ref>[https://www.nyhistory.org/library/collections Patricia D. Klingenstein Library] in ''New-York Historical Society Museum and Library'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref> A helpful guide is
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Statewide registration of births began in 1905 with general compliance by 1920. The Vital Records office of the Arkansas Department of Public Health has copies of deaths from 1905 to present day.  
:*Arthur J. Breton, ''A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the New-York Historical Society'', 2 vols. (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1972). {{WorldCat|446043|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|413300|title-id|disp=FHL Book 974.7 H23b}}).
 
  
=== Regional ===
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==== '''STEP ONE: Find Death Information''' ====
  
[[Image:AlbanyInstituteofHistoryandArt.JPG|right|250px|AlbanyInstituteofHistoryandArt.JPG]]'''Albany Institute of History and Art'''<br>125 Washington Ave<br>Albany, NY 12210<br>Telephone: 518-463-4478<br>Fax: 518-462-1522<br>Internet: http://www.albanyinstitute.org/ <br><br>  
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For deaths that exist during this time period, try the following database. <br>  
  
:One of the best U.S. collections on the economic and social life and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region, including the best indexes to original records, documents, 1000 linear feet of manuscripts, 85,000 photographs, Bibles, and rare books of families from the 1600s through the colonial period to the present.<ref name="DB83" /> <ref>[http://www.albanyinstitute.org/a-brief-history.html A Brief History] in ''Albany Institute of History and Art'' (19 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
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| {{RecordSearch|2001287|1849 - 1994 - At FamilySearch.org}}
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| '''Free;''' images of county death indexes, certificates, registers, and coroner's inquests.
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| {{RecordSearch|1932433|1905 - 1939 - At FamilySearch.org}}
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| '''Free;''' images of an index of death records created by the Office of the State Register, Sacramento.
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| '''Free;''' index of death records created by the Arkansas Department of Health Services.
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'''Bronx County Historical Society'''<br>Research Library<br>3309 Bainbridge Avenue<br>The Bronx, NY 10467<br>Telephone: 718-881-8900<br>Fax: 718-881-4827<br>E-mail: [mailto:librarian@bronxhistoricalsociety.org librarian@bronxhistoricalsociety.org]<br>Internet: http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/welcome.html <br>
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate''' ====
  
:Very large collection of manuscripts, biographical files, family folders, obituaries, cemetery transcripts, city directories, maps, photos, marriage records, and books with a cross-indexed card file covering the history of the Bronx, New York City, and Westchester County.<ref name="DB81" /> <ref>[http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/library Research Library and Archives] in ''Bronx County Historical Society'' (accessed 21 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
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| Has an expedited service on [https://www.vitalchek.com/death-certificates/Arkansas Vital Chek]
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[[Image:Brooklyn-historical-society.jpg|right|250px|Brooklyn-historical-society.jpg]]'''Brooklyn Historical Society'''<br>Othmer Library<br>128 Pierrepont Street<br>Brooklyn, NY 11201<br>Telephone: 718-222-4111<br>Fax: 718-222-3794<br>E-mail: [http://www.brooklynhistory.org/library/ask.html Ask a Question]<br>Internet: http://brooklynhistory.org/ <br><br>  
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:General history, especially the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States, the State of New York, and villages of Long Island, personal and family papers, municipal records from the towns and villages that consolidated into Brooklyn, Dutch and English settlement on Long Island, and New England immigrants to Suffolk County. Great indexes to family names.<ref name="DB81" /> <ref>[http://www.brooklynhistory.org/library/about.html The Othmer Library] in ''Brooklyn Historical Society'' (accessed 21 November 2013).</ref> See
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'''''Restrictions for death certificates:'''''<br> To obtain an authorized copy of the death certificate, you must be:
:*Karin N. Mango, comp., ''The Long Island Historical Society Calendar of Manuscripts: 1763–1783'' (New York: Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, 1980). {{FHL|87833|title-id|disp=FHL Book 974.721 A3L}}.<br>
 
  
'''Buffalo and Erie County Public Library'''<br>1 Lafayette Square<br>Buffalo , NY 14203<br>Telephone: 716-858-8900<br>E-mail: [http://www.buffalolib.org/content/contact-us/email-us Email Us]<br>Internet: http://www.buffalolib.org/ <br>
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:*The legal custodian, guardian, or authorized representative of the person named on the record
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:*An individual who orders the certificate in behalf of an individual in the above categories
  
:Good genealogy collection with good indexes, many biographies, family folders, county and local histories for the entire state.<ref name="DB83" /> 25,000 local histories, 5,500 genealogies, city directories, ''New York State Vital Records Index'', local vital records, 110-drawer card index of the Local History File about people, places, and things in Western NY, church and cemetery records, genealogical and local history periodicals, newspapers, maps, military histories, ethnic research resources, indices to passenger lists, immigrant ships, and English parish records.<ref>[http://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor/genealogy-collection Genealogy Collection] in ''Buffalo and Erie County Public Library'' (accessed 21 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
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'''NOTE:''' An authorized copy of the death certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above. If you cannot obtain an authorized copy, you can order an informational copy.<br>  
  
[[Image:Cornell Olin Library 3.jpg|right|150px|Cornell Olin Library 3.jpg]]'''[[Cornell University Library|Cornell Olin-Kroch URIS Library]]<br>'''Cornell University<br>Ithaca, NY 14853-5301<br>Telephone: 607-255-3393<br>Fax: 607-255-6788<br>Email: [http://www.library.cornell.edu/ask/email Ask a Librarian]<br>Internet: http://www.library.cornell.edu/ <br><br>  
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<br> '''If you do not want to order the death record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|other records with death information]] you can search.<br>'''  
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<center>[[How to Find Arkansas Death Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_death_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another death year]]</center>  
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:*Cornell University has a large collection of Protestant church records for western New York as well as an excellent collection of histories, maps, newspapers, and New York censuses. Rare books and manuscripts are outstanding, and they publish the best research guides to New York counties.<ref name="DB83">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 83. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''Historic Hudson Valley Library'''<br>639 Bedford Road<br>Tarrytown, NY 10591<br>Telephone: 914-366-6901<br>E-mail: [mailto:librarian@hudsonvalley.org librarian@hudsonvalley.org]<br>Internet: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/education/library <br>
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=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
  
:By appointment only. This library has unique sources for early Hudson River migration, steamboats, industries, and culture.<ref name="DB83" /> 4,000 rare books, 3,000 manuscripts, as well as maps, pamphlets, and microfilm to explain the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River Valley<ref>[http://www.hudsonvalley.org/education/library Library] in ''Historic Hudson Valley'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
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:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to Find United States Birth Records]]
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:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|Learn more about U.S. Death Records]]
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:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]
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:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]
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:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]
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:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]
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:*[[United States Birth Records|United States Birth Records ]]
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:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
  
[[Image:Old Montgomery Co Courthouse NY.jpg|right|250px|Old Montgomery Co Courthouse NY.jpg]]'''Montgomery County Department of History and Archives<br>'''Old Court House, P. O. Box 1500<br>9 Park Street<br>Fonda, NY 12068-1500<br>Tel: 518-853-8186 or 518-853-8187<br>Fax: 518-853-8392<br>Internet: [https://www.co.montgomery.ny.us/sites/public/government/historian/Historian_Development/default.aspx Welcome to Montgomery County History &amp; Archives]<br><br>
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:This county archives has the largest collection of family genealogies, church record transcripts, local histories, and town records for the Mohawk Valley, and for upstate New York.<ref name="DB83" /> A guide is
 
:*Violet Fallone, comp., ''Catalogue of Historical and Genealogical Material in the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives'', rev ed. (Fonda, New York: Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, 2005). {{WorldCat|74492316|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|184874|title-id|disp=FHL Film 1320716 item 2; Book 974.746/F2 A3r}}.<br>
 
 
 
'''New York City Department of Records<br>'''Municipal Archives<br>31 Chambers Street, Room 103<br>New York, NY 10007<br>Tel: 212-788-8580<br>Internet: http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/geneology.shtml <br>
 
 
 
:From Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island births prior to 1910; deaths reported prior to 1949; and marriages reported prior to 1930. Also, the 1890 police census, state censuses, city directories, voter registrations, cemetery records, almshouse records, coroner records, court records, photos, and municipal government records.<ref>[http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/collections.shtml Collections] in ''NYC Department of Records'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
 
 
 
'''New York City Municipal Reference and Research Center'''<br>31 Chambers Street, Room 112<br>New York NY 10007<br>Telephone: 212-788-8590<br>Fax: 212-788-8589<br>E-mail: [http://www.nyslittree.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/contact.requestform.cfm Contact Us]<br>
 
 
 
:Come here for street name origins, and city council papers.<ref name="DB81" /> See also [http://oldstreets.com/ A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan].<br><br>
 
 
 
'''New York State Historical Association'''<br>Research Library<br>5798 State Route 80<br>Cooperstown, NY 13326<br>Telephone: 607-547-1470<br>Fax: 607-547-1405<br>E-mail: [mailto:Library@nysha.org Library@nysha.org]<br>Internet: http://www.nysha.org/ <br>
 
 
 
:Very large collection, but has more sources for upstate New York, including manuscripts, periodicals, family folders, books, maps, biographies, county histories, genealogies of New York State families, church and cemetery records, newspaper indexes, census records (1790-1930), and city directories.<ref name="DB83" /> <ref>[http://library.nysha.org/collections/ Collections] in ''NYSHA'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref> <br><br>
 
 
 
'''Onondaga Historical Association'''<br>Library<br>321 Montgomery Street<br>Syracuse, NY. 13202<br>Telephone:315-428-1864<br>Fax: 315-471-2133<br>E-mail: [http://www.cnyhistory.org/contact.html Contact Us]]<br>Internet: http://www.cnyhistory.org/index.html <br>
 
 
 
:Very large collection of 10,000 family folders for northeastern families, histories of Syracuse and Onondaga counties, photographs, diaries, correspondence, business records, maps, newspapers, and African American sources.<ref name="DB83" /> <ref>[http://www.cnyhistory.org/research.html Public Research Center] in ''Onondaga Historical Association'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
 
 
 
'''Queens Historical Society'''<br>Library<br>143-35 37th Ave<br>Flushing, NY 11354<br>Telephone: 718-939-0647<br>Fax: 718-539-988<br>E-mail: [http://queenshistoricalsociety.org/contact.html Contact the Queens Historical Society]<br>Internet: http://queenshistoricalsociety.org/ <br>
 
 
 
:Large facility with many indexes to biographies, local and American histories, maps, atlases, manuscripts, photographs, family papers, rare books, and genealogies<ref name="DB81" /> <ref>[http://queenshistoricalsociety.org/library-and-collections.html Library and Collections] in ''Queens Historical Society'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
 
 
 
[[Image:Reed Library Fredonia.jpg|right|250px|Reed Library Fredonia.jpg]]'''Reed Library'''<br>State University of New York<br>Fredonia, New York 14063<br>Telephone: 716-673-3184<br>Internet: http://www.fredonia.edu/library/ <br><br>
 
 
 
:Most of the Holland Land Company (1789-1869) land grant patents for western New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania are found here.<ref name="DB83" /> Collections also have American Indians including primarily the Seneca, with some for the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora tribes, local histories for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, and the bordering counties in New York and Pennsylvania, manuscripts including church papers, and databases.<ref>[http://www.fredonia.edu/library/collections/archives/ Archives and Special Collections] in ''SUNY Fredonia'' (accessed 19 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
 
 
 
'''Staten Island Historical Society'''<br>Library<br>441 Clarke Avenue<br> Staten Island 10306-1198<br>Telephone: 718-351-1611 (Society)<br>718-351-1617 (Museum)<br>Fax: 718-351-6057<br>
 
 
 
:Staten Island was a gateway to immigrants who moved farther west. The Society's collection emphasizes colonial records, but includes the WPA index cards of deeds, ''Vosburgh Church Indexes'' of tombstone inscriptions and dozen churches (not Catholic), genealogical correspondence, city directories back to 1883/1884, real estate and insurance maps, and photos organized by town, then street.<ref name="DB81" /> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrichmo/misc/sihs.html Staten Island Historical Society] in ''RootsWeb'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref><br><br>
 
 
 
'''Steele Memorial Library'''<br>101 E Church Street<br>Elmira, NY 14901<br>Telephone: 607-733-9173<br>E-mail: [http://www.steele.lib.ny.us/contactus.htm Contact Us]<br>Internet: http://www.steele.lib.ny.us/index.htm <br>
 
 
 
:Good indexes for biographies, genealogies, family folders, periodicals and manuscripts, obituary index, vital records index, NY county histories, newspapers, censuses, Chemung County Catholic Church records 1848-1910, and genealogical periodicals.<ref name="DB83" /> <ref>[http://www.steele.lib.ny.us/genealogy_collection.htm Genealogy Collection] in ''Chemung County Library District'' (accessed 22 November 2013).</ref>
 
 
 
=== Outside New York  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:NEHGS Newbury Street.jpg|right|150px|NEHGS Newbury Street.jpg]]'''[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]<br>'''101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007<br>Telephone: &nbsp;617-536-5740; Library 617-226-1231<br>Fax: &nbsp;617-536-7307<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@nehgs.org info@nehgs.org]<br>Internet: [http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html AmericanAncestors.org]<br><br>
 
 
 
:Has an excellent New York collection, especially county and local histories, newspapers, and some probate records.<br><br>
 
 
 
[[Image:Stadsarchief Amsterdam.jpg|right|250px|Stadsarchief Amsterdam.jpg]]'''[[Stadsarchief Amsterdam]] (Amsterdam Municipal Archives)'''<br>Amsteldijk 67<br>1074 HZ Amsterdam<br>Netherlands<br>Tel: (020) 664 6916<br>Fax: (020) 675 0596<br>Internet: http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/<br><br>
 
 
 
:These archives contain early Dutch notarial records about what is now New York State, Holland Land Company (1789-1869) land grant papers for western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania (also available from the {{FHL|20454|item|disp=Family History Library}}), and records of some early New York settlers living in Amsterdam before moving to America.<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Family History Centers'''. Some of the collections described above are at least partially available on microfilms at the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, and through thousands of its branch Family History Centers. For further information see [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]. To locate a center near you, see [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Find a Family History Center].
 
 
 
=== Online Records  ===
 
 
 
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=== Guides  ===
 
 
 
*Estelle M. Guzik, ed., ''Genealogical Resources in New York'' (New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, 2003). {{WorldCat|52199100|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1121308|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 D27gg}}. Information on more than 100 archives, including 52 government agencies and courts, 32 libraries, and 20 other archives in the New York metropolitan area.
 
*Barbara Kronman, ''The Guide to New York City Public Records'', 4th ed. (New York: Public Interest Clearinghouse, 1992). {{WorldCat|17670722|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|640284|title-id|disp=FHL Book 974.71 A3k}}. Includes chapters on city government, courts, libraries, and personal information. Shows how to obtain vital records, name change records, and naturalizations.
 
*Alice Eichholtz, ed., ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', Rev. ed. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992). {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|479190|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992}}). Includes addresses of county courthouses, surrogate courts, and county records centers.
 
*Elizabeth Petty Bentley, comp., ''County Courthouse Book'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1995). {{WorldCat|33396232|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|754831|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 D24bena}}). Addresses of county courthouses and some town clerk's offices and surrogate's court offices along with brief descriptions of holdings and services.
 
*The Historical Records Survey has published a guide to the records of Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Kings, Richmond, and Ulster counties. The series is titled ''Inventory of the County Archives of New York State'', Nine Volumes. (New York, New York: Historical Records Survey, 1937–40). These guides are on microfilm or microfiche and can help you learn more about the history and typical record-keeping systems of New York counties. The Family History Library has all but the guide for Richmond County. All guides are listed in the Family History Library Catalog [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search] under:
 
 
 
:'''NEW YORK, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES'''<br><br>
 
 
 
*The New York Historical Resources Center at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York is publishing a ''Guide to Historical Resources'' for each county in New York. These guides inventory records, including family history and genealogy, at 1,700 historical societies and libraries, but they do not include public records at courthouses. Most guides have been completed and are available at the Family History Library. The information is also available through interlibrary loan from libraries connected to the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN).
 
*Similar unpublished material for most other counties is at the New York State Archives at [http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml].
 
 
 
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How to Find United States Deaths Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Deaths

Statewide registration of deaths began in 1905 with general compliance by 1920.

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Deaths before 1905

Before 1905, some counties in Arkansas kept death records. Search Arkansas, County Births and Deaths Records, 1849-1994 to see if your ancestor's death record was included. If not, you will need to search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s death date and place.

  Records that give death information:
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Probate (wills, etc)
Tax Records
Church Records
Census
Bible Records


Deaths after 1905

Statewide registration of births began in 1905 with general compliance by 1920. The Vital Records office of the Arkansas Department of Public Health has copies of deaths from 1905 to present day.

STEP ONE: Find Death Information

For deaths that exist during this time period, try the following database.

Arkansas Death Databases - Includes Indexes and Images
Try 1st:
1849 - 1994 - At FamilySearch.org Free; images of county death indexes, certificates, registers, and coroner's inquests.
Next try:
1905 - 1939 - At FamilySearch.org Free; images of an index of death records created by the Office of the State Register, Sacramento.
Then try:
1940 - 1997 - At FamilySearch.org Free; index of death records created by the Arkansas Department of Health Services.
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STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate

To Order Death Certificates
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  • An individual who orders the certificate in behalf of an individual in the above categories

NOTE: An authorized copy of the death certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above. If you cannot obtain an authorized copy, you can order an informational copy.


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