JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Police Records #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>

How old is old? My 2nd gr grandfather was in the NYC police dept
(a translator) about 1860 and died in 1864. I once went to 1 Police
Plaza to see if there were any records of him - death benefit, anything.

The NYC Police Department was reorganized well after that, and I was
advised to write to the governor as the next 'version' were state police
before there were state police. The present NYC Police Department
was much younger, but I don't know the specifics.

There are, however, coroner's records, >from at least as far back as
1900, in the Municipal Archives, I believe.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"I was wondering whether the NYC Police Department would have old
records and/or archives for our view in cases such as a family member
having a tragic death,where the cause of death was Undetermined on
the death certificate."

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