Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

A. E. Jordan

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From: Adam Cherson <adam.cherson@...>
One more question: is there an index of NYC Death Certificates for the years 1949-1968 (or any sub-period within that time frame)?

Currently only the limited things you find online at Ancestry for example.  Can try looking for obits in The New York Times or other newspapers as a substitute.

The index existed in paper form at the NY Public Library but the Health Department actually went to the library and physically demanded the return of the index saying it was a privacy issue.  The library had been resisting requests for a while hence they went there and took possession of the books!

Allan Jordan

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