Enter a name to search for New York birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to New York birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain New York birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New York birth records, New York birth ceritificates, New York birth notices, New York birth indexes, and other related New York genealogy records.
Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of New York. We also suggest searching for "New York birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain New York Birth Certificates
For New York State (Except New York City, Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers)
For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:
For New York City birth records before 1910 and death records before 1949, write:
For Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, and all records not mentioned above, write to the clerk of the city in question.
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