Online New York Death Records Indexes
New York Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries by County
- New York State Death Indexes (these do not include New York City; see the NYC section below)
- Albany County...
- Allegany County...
- Brooklyn - see the New York City section below
- Buffalo - see the Erie County section below
- Cattaraugus County Cemeteries
- Cattaraugus County: Olean Public Library Obituary Database for the 1980s and 1990s (not complete)
- Chautauqua County Cemeteries also has some church death and burial records
- Chemung County Library Obituaries Indexes
- Columbia County: Index to Burials 60,000 names
- Delaware County Cemeteries and Genealogy Indexes includes indexes for cemetery burials, probate files, vital records and some obituaries
- Dutchess County: Interments in Dutchess County Cemeteries before 1880
- Erie County...
- Buffalo News Obituaries Archive - Since 1989 (copies of individual obituaries can be obtained online for a fee)
- Death and Obituary Indexes from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library includes: Buffalo Deaths 1882-1892; Death Notices and Obituaries in the Buffalo News 4-22-2009 to 2010; Index to Births, Marriages, and Deaths found in select Buffalo and Erie County Publications, 1870s-1950; some cemetery burial records; and other items
- Indexes To Select Death Notices From The Buffalo, NY Area has over 152,000 names
- Erie County: Dziennik Dla Wszystkich Death Notice Database, 1911-1957 Polish language newspaper from Buffalo, New York
- Erie County: Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries Search includes Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo; St. Matthew's Cemetery in West Seneca; Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; Williamsville Cemetery; and cremations at Buffalo Cremation
- Erie County: Hamburg, New York, Prospect Lawn Cemetery Index, 1850-1950 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
- Erie County Cemeteries
- Erie County: Lodge Cemetery Records (Jewish Cemetery in Buffalo, NY)
- Essex County: Willsboro Heritage Society Cemetery Burial Lists
- Franklin County Cemeteries
- Fulton County Cemeteries
- Genesee County Obituary Indexes for assorted years 1898-2008; also has indexes for marriages and other items
- Hamilton County Cemeteries also has indexes for other genealogy items
- Herkimer County Cemetery Transcriptions
- Herkimer Evening Telegram Obituary Index from the Frank J. Basloe Library
- Ithaca - see Tompkins County below
- Jefferson County Estate Claims Index
- Livingston County: Dansville Obituary Index 1958-present
- Livingston County Historian Genealogy Records Index includes burials up to 1885 and other items
- Long Island...
- Long Island Newsday Obituaries Archive Search 2004-Current (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee; also has Long Island Press Obituaries 6/23/2009-Current)
- For more Long Island coverage see the separate sections for Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City (Brooklyn and Queens)
- Madison County Cemeteries
- Madison County: Cemetery Inscriptions of Madison County, New York - Towns of Fenner & Nelson (requires payment - part of an Ancestry subscription)
- Manhattan - see the New York City section below
- Monroe County...
- Montgomery County Tombstone Inscriptions
- Nassau County...
- New York City Death Records, Obituaries & Indexes
The New York City section has moved to its own webpage...
Ordering New York State (except NYC) Death Certificates and Vital Records
Other Helpful New York Genealogy Resources
- New York Gravestone Photo Project
- Western New York Genealogy Indexes from the Painted Hills Genealogy Society includes cemetery burials and other indexes for Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County and Steuben County
- Northern New York Genealogy includes a cemetery burials database for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego Counties with 119,000 entries
- 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850 (at Ancestry/requires payment) scanned searchable book; includes marriage and death notices from the Republican Advocate of Batavia, the Steuben Farmers Advocate of Bath, the Geneva Gazette, the Jamestown Journal, and Palmyra's Wayne Sentinel; coverage varies