Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, Death Index, 1852-1956 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: NY State Death Index, New York Department of Health, Albany, NY.

About New York, Death Index, 1852-1956

This collection consists of indices of deaths from the state of New York. Details vary, but may include the following information for the deceased:

  • name
  • death date
  • death city
  • age at death
  • gender
  • certificate number

Death records from Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers were held locally until 1914. Records from Buffalo and Albany have been added, but deaths from Yonkers do not appear in the collection. Similarly, records from New York City were also maintained separately.

Indices to New York City death records may be found in the following collections:

New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948

New York, New York, Death Index, 1949-1965

Obtaining Copies of the Records

Certificates may be purchased from the New York Department of Health website, located here.