A. E. Jordan
>>>From: June Genis
>>>I have been unable to get the death certificate for my father who died in Dec 1949.
You would have no problem request his death certificate from the New York City Department of Health. A daughter of course has total rights to a parents' certificate. Assuming you have a different family name than his would will be required to provide proof of the relationship but the Health Department rules permit children to have parents' certificates. The question of course would be if you are certain he died within the boundaries of New York City. Death certificates are filed where the person died regardless of where they called home.