Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday's Tip: FamilySearch Has Added New York City Records

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Search for Births, Marriages and Deaths in New York City Records on FamilySearch.

FamilySearch added three new databases on 20 March 2015:

*  New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909; 2,795,113 indexed records, no images, added or updated 20 Mar 2015

*  New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1866-1938; 1,740,063 indexed records, no images, added or updated 20 Mar 2015

*  New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949; 6,192,370 indexed records, no images, added or updated 20 Mar 2015

Typical record summaries are shown below:

1)  Birth record:


The "About this collection" Wiki page says:

"The collection consists of an index to birth records from New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Richmond boroughs. The collection covers the years 1847 to 1909."

The birth records provide the parents names (including mother's maiden name in many cases).

2)  Marriage record:


The "About this collection" Wiki page says:

"The collection consists of marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties. The dates covered by this collection are 1866 to 1938."


The marriage records provide the parents names in many cases.  

3)  Death record:


The "About this collection" Wiki page says:

"This collection will include records from 1795-1949. These records include an Index to New York municipal death records. The records come from the five-borough city. The time period varies by borough (county): New York City (Manhattan) 1795-1949, Bronx 1898-1948, Brooklyn 1847-1949, Queens 1898-1949, and Richmond 1898-1949."

The death records provide the parents names in only a few cases.

While there are no record images available on FamilySearch, a researcher could find the actual registers and/or certificates on FHL microfilm.  The specific microfilm number is listed on each record summary.

I know one thing i'll be doing this next week - mining these three databases for Seaver persons hoping to find dates, maiden names of spouses, names of fathers, and names of mothers.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/03/tuesdays-tip-familysearch-has-added-new.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


6 comments:

Dara said...

Thank you, Randy Seaver!! I've finally found the death record for my GGG-grandmother, Jane Byrne, in Brooklyn, in 1901 and with it the names of my GGGG-grandparents, William and Hannah Daly - Happy Days! Can't wait to learn more about these record sets.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, this is excellent news! Guess I'll have to switch tracks on my ancestor chase, and set aside the pursuit of maternal colonials and take a look at what I can find on paternal immigrant NYC residents. I've got plenty of them that have me stymied.

Diane Gould Hall said...

Darn! Great news, but wrong place. Lots of ancestors in New York, but none that I know in NY City. However, I may still take a look in case vital records were recorded there for some reason.
Thanks Randy.

Jody Clark Jones said...

I'd like to add my thanks! I found my husband's great-grandparents' 1878 marriage in Brooklyn. They divorced soon after my husband's grandmother was born and she was raised by her father. Little (including her name) was known about her mother. I also found death information for the mother of the unknown great-grandmother's mother extending the generations back an additional step.

Amy said...

Terrific news! Thanks for sharing this.

Anna ~ said...

Thanks for posting -- found my 3rd-great-grandmother's date of death !!