Collection Category: Vital Records | Collection Type: Image Browse | Location: New York State

This collection contains images of the official New York State death index produced by the Department of Health. This index contains the vital record certificate number for death records held by the New York State - these certificate numbers can be used to order a full copy of the death certificate from the State Archives. This collection covers 1880 - 1956.

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

The digitized images from this volume 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. Please note that some of the original images that have been digitized are very low quality and may be difficult to read. 

The years included in the index are:

1880 | 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 | 1943*1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956

*Please note that the waypoint link for 1943 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 death
  • Date of death
  • Certificate number – with the certificate number, you can order the original death 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 Death Index” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.