Vital records - birth, marriage, and death records - are some of the most important documents that we can find on our ancestors, and being able to find vital records is a foundational skill that the successful genealogist must develop.
Researchers who are looking for ancestors and families in New York City need to be particularly well-versed in this skill, because where and how to look will differ greatly depending on the time period and exact location you're zeroing in on. Our Guide to Finding Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in New York State is a great place for a comprehensive overview of the subject no matter when and where in New York State you're researching.
This webinar focuses on the 1800s and early 1900s, and will help researchers with ancestors in New York City improve their knowledge of the many available resources that will make your search more efficient and successful.
Attendees will explain the origins of the indexes to vital records at the New York City Municipal Archives, cover which indexes contain what years and record groups, and demonstrate best practices on how to use them.
The live broadcast of this webinar is free and open to the public - a recording will be available for NYG&B members to watch on demand.
About the presenter
Sue is the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s award-winning magazine the New York Researcher; a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer; and has researched her New England and New York families for more than 20 years. She is an organizer for the New York State Family History Conference and has presented genealogical lectures on a local basis. Beyond genealogy, Sue is a life-long sailor (racing and cruising) and Past Commodore of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club.