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New York Birth Collections

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New York, Church Records, 1660-1954
New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009
New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909
New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
New York, New York, Department of Health, Manhattan Birth Index Cards, 1866-1897



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• 1881-1942: New York State, Birth Index at Ancestry ($)



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New York, Church Records, 1660-1954
New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009
New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995
New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936
New York, Church and Civil Marriages, 1704-1995
New York Marriages, 1686-1980



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• 1660s-1930s: United States Marriages, New York at FindMyPast ($)



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New York Death Collections

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New York, Church Records, 1660-1954
New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009
New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949
New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963
New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965
New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962
New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 (includes deaths)
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014
New York, Staten Island, Moravian Cemetery, Interment Records, 1866-1967



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• 1852-1956: New York, Death Index at Ancestry ($)



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