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Types of Lookups
Vital Records
All Counties within New York State
Brief Directory Description
Vital Record checks for all counties within New York State; Suffolk County Records; Online check of NYC Vital Records.
Volunteer Research Description

The New York State Vital Records Index includes Births from 1881-1935, Marriages from 1881-1960, Deaths from 1880-1963. These indexes are for New York State and outside of New York City including portions of Westchester County before 1895, Staten Island and Queens before 1898. This also includes Brooklyn Vital Records prior to 1897 when Brooklyn then became part of New York City. The indexes excluded are births and deaths in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to 1914 or marriages in those cities prior to 1908. The birth and death indexes do include data on individuals who were born or died in a state facility such as a prison or mental hospital.
I would be happy to check for births and deaths prior to 1914 and marriages prior to 1908 in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers to confirm that 1.) they are not listed on the index and 2.) the event did not take place outside of Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers.


I asked Elaine for another request and again, she didn't disappoint. She scoured all of her resources to find what I was looking for and although it couldn't be found, I will always seek her out with a future request without hesitation.

Sharon P | March 29, 2024

I have requested information from Elaine on several occasions and I can say without a doubt, she is absolutely the most dedicated volunteer I have worked with. Elaine goes above and beyond to not only find the information you need, but will attach any other information she comes across during the search. You will be very pleased if you need anything from the area in which she volunteers.

Sharon Pelgorsch | December 3, 2021

Elaine is very knowledgeable and helpful. She thinks broadly, digs deep for evidence, all that as truly a random act of kindness. Thanks Elaine!

Jean Dumas | November 13, 2020

Elaine was super responsive, informative and very eager to help. Highly recommend her!

Shannon | March 6, 2019

Although I requested information outside of her area Elaine was very helpful and provided some useful hints and tips. She even made further enquiries in her own time for which I am very grateful.

Gary Turkish | July 17, 2018

Elaine is very helpful. She responded quickly, kept me informed and helped to clarify information I had given her.

Susan | June 26, 2017

Elaine was awesome. Received almost instant replies, and she provided more information that I expected. One of our world's good people.

franalm | June 23, 2017

Elaine is a VERY CLEVER LADY! Elaine knows her way around the cemeteries and can obtain details of burials if you can tell her in which cemetery your ancestor is buried. Very quick and very helpful.

Nick | May 27, 2017

Elaine was so professional, she contacted to let me know she received my request. Elaine found the information i was looking for , who know how, and responded within a day. Thank you so much Elaine for all your help this information is something I have been looking for a long time.

mike3016 | November 15, 2016

Elaine is extremely generous with her time. I really appreciated her efforts! Thanks again!

Gabe | November 10, 2016

I have not been here in some time an I have been sick . But I am Back an I am sure Elaine will do a Nice job

ray029 | September 24, 2016

Responded so quickly! Thank you for the look up!

Donna Marie | August 7, 2016

Elaine was so wonderful and helpful. Thanks again!

Cara Lowry | June 8, 2016

Elaine is very helpful - spent a lot of time and effort researching for me, can't thank her enough!!

mary | May 22, 2016

Excellent, Excellent Excellent
Thorough and complete in her research. Has become an important resource as my search has expanded

ram081851 | March 6, 2016

Responded very quickly and got me on a new unexplored path that im hoping will now yield the answers ive been looking for. Highly recommended

gene fitzgerald | February 27, 2016
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