JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bronx, N.Y. death notice? #general
"What newspaper would be appropriate to check out a death that
ocurred in the Bronx, NY in 1989?"
To my knowledge, The Bronx has never had a borough-wide general
newspaper that carries death notices. The best sources are the major New
York City newspapers, specifically the New York Times, the Daily News, and
the New York Post.
Other suggestions are writing to the New York City Department of
Health, Office of Vital Records, 125 Worth Street, New York, N.Y., 10013,
paying $15 for a copy of the death certificate, which they provide to
certain relatives. The Department of Health can also be contacted via
Death certificates prior to 1949 are part of the public record and
may be obtained through the New York City Municipal Archives at 31
Chambers Street, New York, N.Y., 10007, telephone 212-788-8580, or
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doris/html/1vital.html . Their fee is also
$15, and includes a search of two calendar years. If you're not sure of
the year and they have to search through all 8 years, it'll cost $60.