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How to Obtain New York Death Certificates

Availability and maintenance of the records of the vital events (birth, death and marriage) in New York state is considered to be the very best among all the states of the US. The data of vital events is said to be very complete because legislation was made from the very beginning by the government to ensure the registration and proper maintenance of all the records of the vital events taking place within the jurisdiction of the state. There are many departments of the state which are responsible to register and maintain vital events like births, deaths and marriages on behalf of the state of New York. As New York is one of the biggest states of the US, the registration and maintenances of data is distributed to different parts of the state. As the registration and maintenance of data of vital events is distributed, town offices and town officers are made liable by the government to record and maintain data of vital events taking place within their respective towns. The registration and maintenance of the records vital events are done in the towns of the state like New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

New York County Death Records

Albany County
Allegany County
Bronx County
Broome County
Cattaraugus County
Cayuga County
Chautauqua County
Chemung County
Chenango County
Clinton County
Columbia County
Cortland County
Delaware County
Dutchess County
Erie County
Essex County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Genesee County
Greene County
Hamilton County
Herkimer County
Jefferson County
Kings County
Lewis County
Livingston County
Madison County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Nassau County
New York County
Niagara County
Oneida County
Onondaga County
Ontario County
Orange County
Orleans County
Oswego County
Otsego County
Putnam County
Queens County
Rensselaer County
Richmond County
Rockland County
St. Lawrence County
Saratoga County
Schenectady County
Schoharie County
Schuyler County
Seneca County
Steuben County
Suffolk County
Sullivan County
Tioga County
Tompkins County
Ulster County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Westchester County
Wyoming County
Yates County


New York Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023