Hello Kaye and all,
I ran in to the same problem with a death certificate that I wanted to get
from NY State. I'm going to look in the Mormon's on line catalog to see ifthey have the index to the death date I need. Then rent the film. That
would be the way to go.
On a more aggravating note, I tried to get my father's birth certificate,
who was born in the Bronx, NY in 1913. As a direct descendant I didn't
think I would have a problem. Not so. I was told that birth certificates
were not released for genealogical reasons. Now I'm trying to get his death
certificate. He died in Suffolk County, NY. Suffolk County doesn't seem to
have his record on file.
Researching: COHN, LAZARUS, BERMAN, KESSLER, FALLICK, HERMAN, BLITZ, HEROLD.