JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding death certificates (in NYC) #general


phylliskramer1@...
 

Michael S. asked about finding NYC death certificates when the names do not appear
in the Italiangen NYC death certificates index--

My experience is that the index is a pretty good one...but remember that deaths
outside nyc will often not be filed here....

Your choices:
1. you can go to the archives....and search the indexes
2. If you are not >from NY, you can order the Mormon FHL's microfilmed indexes
under New York, NY - vital records
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp
3. you can send for the certificates (the archives will search for you, but they
charge the fees, whether or not they locate a certificate)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml
4. You can look at the social security death index to see the zip code/place they
died -- http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/
5. You can try the NY Times obituaries for information (many libraries have access
to programs which have 100 years of archived major newspapers)

One other thing, if indeed they died in manhattan...probate is available on the
4th floor of the same building as vital records (31 Chambers St).

Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@..., researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)

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