Birth and Death Genealogy

Searches of Birth & Death for genealogical purposes are performed by the Town Clerk's office. Birth records must be on file at least 75 years and Death records must be on file at least 50 years to be eligible for a genealogy search. Only uncertified copies are provided and are clearly marked with the statement "For Genealogical Purposes Only."

Fee varies depending on requested number of years to be searched. Please refer to the fee schedule below. The fee schedule as well as the rules is set forth by New York State These forms may be sent to the town or the NYS DOH at the address indicated on the form if you are not certain that the record exists in the Town.

If no record is on file, a No Record Report will be issued and the fee is not refunded.

1 - 3 years $22.00
4 - 10 years $42.00
11 - 20 years $62.00
21 - 30 years $82.00
31 - 40 years $102.00
41 - 50 years $122.00
51 - 60 years $142.00
61 - 70 years $162.00
  • No information shall be released from a record unless the person to whom the record relates is known to the applicant to be deceased.
  • The above fees and rules are waived if the applicant is a descendant and provides documentation of direct line of descent * ( See hempsteadny.gov/registrar/death-record-application ) A party acting on behalf of a descendant shall further provide documentation that the descendant authorized the party to make such application.

For Birth and Death Genealogy records for any of the five (5) Boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx or Staten Island) are maintained by the City of New York.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

125 Worth Street - Room 144
New York City, New York 10013

For further information you may contact that Office at:
(212) 639-9675
nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov

The Genealogical form is available online from the state of New York.
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