New York Death #general


MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Hello Genners:

My Great aunt (sister of my Grandfather) arrived in the United States in 1910.
She used the surname Munach instead of her real surname Cymes. My Grandfather
had also used this surname when he arrived the year before. Her passenger
manifest said she was Ruchel Munach. According to family stories she died young
and never married. I can't find her on any census between 1910 and 1920 under
either the surname Simon (the surname her brother took) or Munach. I can't find
a death record either although she should have died in New York according to the
stories. I found her brother who took the name Hyman Simon in the 1915 New York
State Census but I can't find her. I read on the postings that there were 2
archives for marriages so does that also apply to deaths?
Any suggestions?
Meryl Rizzotti
Researching CYMES, CIMES, SIMON, SLEPAK, KRZEWIN, SPECTER, POVLOTSKY


A. E. Jordan
 

mrizzotti@sbcglobal.net writes:
I can't find her. I read on the postings that there were 2 archives for marriages
so does that also apply to deaths?

No there is only one set of death certificates for New York City. If a person
died within the boundaries of the City the Health Department keeps the records.
Its the index on line and the microfilms are at the Municipal Archives with the
1950s and beyond still at the Health Department. The New York Public Library has a
name only index of the newer ones as well.

If you are not finding a death certificate it maybe because of the name changes you
outlined or it might be because it was improperly recorded or indexed or she died
outside the confines of New York City.

Allan Jordan