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This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1961. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1795-1952 taken from the following sources:
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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*Indexed church records
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
  
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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==Collection Content==
 
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=== Coverage Table ===
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
 
 
== Coverage Table ==
 
  
 
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
 
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
  
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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The records in this collection usually contain the following information:
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Date of death
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*Place of death
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*Age
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*Date of birth
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The records may also include the following information:
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*Marital status
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*Names of parents
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*Name of spouse
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*Race
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*Occupation
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*Burial date and place
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of death
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*The residence of your ancestor
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*Names of other relatives
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Keep in mind:
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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*Remember this is only an index, not the original records.
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'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
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*The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/ New York Family History]
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.newyorkgenealogy.org/ New York Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-vr-1846-1849.htm New York Genealogical Services]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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*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.
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*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available.
  
*[[New York]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[New York Vital Records|New York Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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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.
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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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 and Burials Index
Collection years 1795-1952
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1795-1952 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 Marriages, 1686-1980 Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
Albany 5,866 554 241
Bronx 0 0 330
Broome 0 4,022 0
Cattaraugus 718 9,860 157
Cayuga 224 2,923 0
Chautauqua 0 0 10,846
Chemung 0 2,455 0
Chenango 0 3,893 0
Delaware 0 1,502 0
Dutchess 0 293 108
Erie 98,045 26,929 7,464
Franklin 0 4,605 0
Fulton 0 1,241 0
Greene 192 0 0
Herkimer 0 5,253 0
Jefferson 590 5,099 0
Kings 0 0 105,163
Madison 0 0 996
Monroe 0 13,907 0
New York 11,456 7,018 489,026
New York (State) 1,215,973 705,453 56,685
Niagara 6,058 8,563 0
Oneida 0 10,331 0
Onondaga 0 118 0
Ontario 0 2,998 0
Orange 1,826 4,990 103
Orleans 187 137 329
Oswego 633 6,000 0
Otsego 459 0 0
Putnam 0 1,949 0
Queens 4,376 0 22,246
Richmond 0 2,631 4,601
Rockland 163 0 0
Saratoga 345 0 0
Schenectady 460 233 0
St. Lawrence 2,058 9,136 1,356
Suffolk 115 0 0
Tioga 0 2,856 0
Tompkins 290 9,785 0
Ulster 0 4,922 0
Washington 0 0 1,299
Wayne 1,132 0 0
Westchester 0 271 446
Total 1,351,166 859,927 701,396


What Can This Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records may also include the following information:

  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Occupation
  • Burial date and place

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The residence of your ancestor
  • Names of other relatives

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • Remember this is only an index, not the original records.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

What Do I Do Next?

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

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  • 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.
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available.

Citing This Collection

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

"New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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