Michelle Ann Kratts

Obtaining Genealogical Records in the State of New York

In Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Official Records of Niagara County on May 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

If you are interested in obtaining birth, marriage or death records in the state of New York for Genealogical purposes you must follow the procedures, rules and regulations described in:

“Title 10 of the Health Commissioner Rules and Regulations, Title: Section 35.5-Genealogical research; method of disclosure; searches”

NY State Regulations

For Births–You may only request records on file for 75 years following a person’s death
“No information shall be released from a record of birth unless the record has been on file for at least 75 years and the person to whom the record relates is known to the applicant to be deceased”

For Deaths–You may only request records that have been on file for at least 50 years
“No information shall be released from a record of death unless the record has been on file for at least 50 years…”

For Marriages–You may only request a marriage record that has been on file for at least 50 years and both parties are known to be deceased
“No information shall be released from a record of marriage unless the record has been on file for at least 50 years and the parties to the marriage are known to the applicatnts to be deceased”

For New York State genealogy records and resources check out the following:
http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/genealogy.htm

Fill out this application:
http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/forms/doh-4384.pdf

Mail your completed application to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Genealogy Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

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