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Vital Records

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Description

The Vital Records Department of the New York State Department of Health files certificates for births and deaths that occur in New York State outside of New York City and for marriage licenses issued in New York State outside of New York City. Also on file are divorce records for all of New York State since 1963. The Vital Records Section provides qualified applicants with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. Uncertified copies of older certificates are available for genealogy research.

Additional Information

Vital Records Walk-In Services:

The Vital Records Office provides eligible applicants with copies of birth and death certificates for births and deaths in New York State outside of New York City (1881-present), marriage licenses obtained in New York State outside of New York City (1880-present) and dissolution of marriage certificates for all of New York State (1963-present).

For more information and directions to their office view their Walk-in Services web page.

Websites

Hotlines

  • 1-855-322-1022, Toll Free

Categories

AdoptionFoster CareInformation and ReferralTransition from Foster CareTransition PlanningTransitions to Adulthood

Related Terms

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