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How to find New York marriage certificates #usa #general


Terry Ashton
 

I would like to research some possible NY marriage certificates of family members, but am not sure where to find these certificates. Please advise as to the website/sources where they can be found.

Many thanks,

 

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia

PRASHKER/SZUMOWSKI/WAJNGOT/WIERZBOWICZ/GOLDMAN/SEGAL-SEGALOVITCH/HOLTZ

 

 


Diane Jacobs
 


NYC Marriage Certificates are public record 
up to 1937 and copies can be ordered or 
gotten in person at the NYC Municipal 
Archives, 31 Chambers Street in lower
Manhattan.  

First, you should search on stevemorse.org to find the correct names, date, county and certificate number.  Then you can the actual
certificates or have someone get them for you in person, if they are open now.

For marriages 1908 -1937, there are also
Marriage applications and licenses which
sometimes have additional info.

Some certificates are also on ancestry.com 
and familysearch.org

Good look with your research.

Diane Jacobs
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From: Terry Ashton <suzibear2@...>
Date: 9/24/20 10:07 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] How to find New York marriage certificates #usa #general

I would like to research some possible NY marriage certificates of family members, but am not sure where to find these certificates. Please advise as to the website/sources where they can be found.

Many thanks,

 

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia

PRASHKER/SZUMOWSKI/WAJNGOT/WIERZBOWICZ/GOLDMAN/SEGAL-SEGALOVITCH/HOLTZ

 

 


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


 


FamilySearch.org and GermanGenealogy.org (or ItalianGen but I don't like their search) are among the most useful sites, although Ancestry is catching up. None are complete, and be aware of transcription errors where names are not indexed exactly right. 

Records are public up until 1949. You can order copies online from the Department of Records (aka DORIS) if you have enough information.
See https://www1.nyc.gov/site/records/historical-records/genealogy.page for more complete information including where to search.
--
Jeff Goldner
Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania)


Peter Cohen
 

For NY city marriage certificates prior to 1938 and death certificates prior to 1949, you can get a copy at a Mormon Family History Library.  They have some kind of legal agreement that prevents them from simply letting you download the image on familysearch.org from home.  You have to go and be on the FHL network, then you can save the image to a USB drive that you bring with you.

Until recently, famiysearch.org (best accessed via stevemorse.org) had the most thorough transcriptions. Ancestry.com has undertaken a project to transcribe the NYC vital records.  Their death certificate transcriptions include cemetery & parents names (which familysearch also includes), but they also usually have cause of death and what they are calling "executor", which is actually informant.  Be warned that these recent ancestry transcriptions are TERRIBLE. They garble the name in over half the instances. Sometimes, if you know Jewish names, you can discern what it should be (like LUNIE should be LURIE or LURIA), sometimes they get the informant's name right even when the deceased name is wrong. It's best to cross-check all the different transcriptions.

Peter Cohen
California


Sherri Bobish
 


Terry,

Steve Morse's site https://stevemorse.org/
contains all the links you'll need to search for NYC marriages, and much more.

Some links are for marriage index only, others contain some transcripted data from the record.

During some years the names of people applying for marriage were listed in the newspapers.
Try searching the name of the bride or the groom here: https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
It is a free site of old digitized newspapers, many from NYC.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


dbpdallas@...
 

Hi Terry,

A number of indexes are available to locate these records:
Once you've identified the borough and marriage license number, you can obtain free copies of records from 1864 to 1937 at a Family History Center. As mentioned in another string, you must access the records at a Family History Center. The licenses provide a wealth of genealogical information, including the names of the parents of the bride and groom.

Reclaim the Records has indexes available through 2017. However, records less than 50-years-old are not public records, and cannot be ordered. For records from 1938 to 1969, you can order the records from the New York City Clerk's office: https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/assets/cityclerk/downloads/pdf/mail_in_request_form%20final.pdf

I've worked with these records on numerous occasions.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas