Finding and Accessing New York State Birth Certificates: 1880s through the early-1900s

Duration: 
59 minutes
Subject: 
Vital Records
Location: 
All NY Counties

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“I need my ancestor’s birth certificate!” is an often-heard plea. Learn when and how births were recorded by New York State from the late-1800s on, and how to obtain extant copies. And we’ll discuss a few strategies for when one doesn’t exist or can’t be found.

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About the Speaker 

A NYG&B member since 1993, Sue is the Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s award-winning magazine the New York Researcher; and was a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.