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Online New York City Death Records & Indexes

A Genealogy Guide for Finding Death Certificates, Obituaries & Other Records

New York City Death Records Indexes, Cemeteries and Obituaries

New York City Notes: The 5 New York City Boroughs of today are Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), and Staten Island (Richmond County).
  • All Boroughs - Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island
    • New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes date and place of death, names of parents, date and place (cemetery) of burial and other items for many of the entries; some may include cause of death; earlier entries have less information; coverage is for:
      • Bronx, 1898-1948
      • Brooklyn, 1862-1948
      • Manhattan, 1866-1867, 1870-1875, 1934-1948 (see the Ancestry or FamilySearch indexes listed below for coverage of some of the missing years)
      • Queens, 1898-1948
      • Richmond, 1898-1948
    • New York City Death Index, 1949-1965 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
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    • New York City Death Records Index, 1862-1948 (at Ancestry/index is free with registration) includes Manhattan 1867-1948; Brooklyn 1862-1948; Bronx, Queens, and Richmond 1898-1948; includes date and place of death, and age for most of the entries
    • New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 from FamilySearch (free with registration) includes Manhattan 1795-1949, Bronx 1898-1948, Brooklyn 1847-1949, Queens 1898-1949, and Richmond 1898-1949
    • New York City Death Records Search, 1862-1948 (index is free) includes: 1868-1894 Manhattan; 1862-1897 Brooklyn; 1898-1948 All Boroughs
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    • New York City Death Notices, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection) (at Ancestry/requires payment) extracted from the New York Evening Post (1801-1890) and the Brooklyn Eagle (1841-1845 & 1851-1890)
    • New York City Newspapers Obituaries Archive (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes...
      • New York Daily News (1/4/2006-Current)
      • New York Post (11/22/1999-Current)
      • New York Sun (6/4/2002-Current)
      • Irish Voice (2/15/2006-Current)
      • recent obituaries from newspapers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island
      • and many other NY newspapers

New York City Probate Records and Wills Online

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