Collection Category: Vital Records | Collection Type: Image Browse | Location: All NY Counties

This collection contains images of the official New York State birth index produced by the Department of Health. Organized by year, names are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of last name.

New York City, Albany, Buffalo or Yonkers are not included in this index.

The digitized images from these volumes can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading. Researchers should note that some of the original images that were digitized are very low quality and may be difficult to read. 

The years included in the collection are:

1881 | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | 1889 | 1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898 | 1899 | 1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942*

*Please note that the waypoint link for 1942 leads to images of these records hosted on Internet Archive, not the NYG&B Online Collections. 

This collection provides the following details:

  • Name of decedent
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Certificate number – with the certificate number, you can order the original birth certificate.

Thanks to the Reclaim the Records organization, these images have been made public.

Suggested citation for this collection:
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “New York State Birth Index” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.