JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen request for help to obtain death certificate of non-relative from NYC 1920 #general
I am looking for somebody to help guide me as to how to get a death
certificate for a woman that passed away in 1920 in NYC. We have no
proven family connection (at this point), even though I suspect that
there is one. We therefore cannot apply as a next-of-kin/relative.
Is there anyway to get such a death certificate copy under such
conditions? Freedom of Information Act maybe?
Maale Adumim, Israel
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen InfoFile on "New York City Birth,
Marriage and Death Records" is available at
It includes a link to the NYC site for ordering copies of records. The
form on that site for ordering death records >from before 1949 does not
include any questions about relationship to the deceased person, and
most records can be delivered by email as a PDF file.