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New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New York, United States
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Location of New York
Record Description
Record Type Deaths
Collection years 1824-1962
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New York Municipal Archives


What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of an index to to selected deaths, and burials. It covers the years 1824 to 1962.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in the records may include the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age at death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Address or residence of the deceased
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your deceased ancestor
  • The death date of your ancestor
  • The death place of your ancestor
  • The names of other family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the places and dates to search for the family in census records
  • Use the places and dates to search for the family in church records
  • Use the places and dates to search for the family in land records
  • Use the places and dates to search for the family in additional county and state records
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same place or nearby

I Can't Find the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New York.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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