Adoptions are listed in the NYC Birth Index under the birth name. The
records were sealed and new birth certificates issued under the same
I also pondered if they were listed under the mother or the father. I
have an example listed under the father's surname. But I can imagine
the mother not revealing the father's identity and finding the child
listed under the mother's surname as well.
As for stillbirths, I believe they are included in the birth indexes.
At least for a certain range of years, they are listed separately
from the other births, but they are included on the microfilms at theFHL. But that is just the indexes; none of the stillbirth
certificates were microfilmed. And 1957 would be much too recent for
those films anyway. You'd have to try in NYC.
From: Deborah Dworski <firstname.lastname@example.org>Banai Lynn Feldstein