Re: Expedited Death Certificate Order from Albany, NY #usa


Robert Avner
 

To Arnon & others

Unfortunately obtaining genealogy death certificates is considered the lowest priority by the New York State Dept. of Health. Maybe Reclaim The Records can get involved. For some unexplicable reason the Department of Health is in charge of dispensing vital records no matter how old they are & never transfers them to the New York State Archives as other states do to their archives. All the NY State Archives have pertaining to vital documents are indexes. The rediculous length of time it takes has nothing to do with the Pandemic. When the NY State Driver’s Licenses were changed to Real ID the delay was attributed to people applying for copies of their birth certificate. What it really is & I was told by the person who answered the phone when they still had a customer phone line is they have one person working on doing genealogical records for the entire state. It is much better to apply to the town or village clerk where the person died. Of course if you can’t find that out as I couldn’t in a particular case it took from June 2018 to November 2020.
Robert Avner

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