New NYC death indexes available, 1949 - 1965

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Ancestry.com has just added another 16 years of searchable death index images for New York City.

The new index is from 1949 to 1965 and provided by www.vital-searchworldwide.com from NYC Health Department index images. While the images have been accessible online, this is the first time a fully searchable index to these images is available. However, we have noticed that some images are faint and searching the database may not return expected results.

If your result is not found, we recommend browsing the images.

According to Ancestry, within these images, you can expect to find a variety of information, including:

  • Name
  • Age at Death
  • Date of Death
  • Death Certificate Number
  • Borough in which they died

Click here to view this record set.

The addition of these records extends Ancestry's collection of New York City death indexes. Their existing collection - New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948 - consists of indexes to deaths in New York City reported to the Health Department prior to 1949. 

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I am very interested in the arrival of new death index records. I have a real need for additional records to support my current records. I am looking forward digging into the new indexes. Patrick