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From: "Jack O'Connor" <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] Help deciphering boros, please
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 19:09:00 +0000
Y means Somewhere else.
There should be several zero's and two numbers following the Y.
At the beginning of each year it lists the codes...Y-000033 is Out of City.
These were "certificates" made up for burial in NYC..that's what I was told
at the NYCDH...and no, they don't have copies of any Y certificates and no,
they don't know where the person actually died....I've been there and done
that with no luck.
At 03:48 PM 8/3/99 -0400, Peter & Nancy Pfaff wrote:
>I was looking through the death indexes for 1949-1950 for all boroughs.
>There were abbreviations after the name, so that it looked like this-
>LEDDY, James, 71[age], 25 Dec 1949 [dod], M [borough], 27252 [certif #]
>Now, I know the M stands for Manhattan. I've also figured out that K is
>Brooklyn, X is Bronx, Q is Queens and R is Richmond. But there is also a
>Y. Is there a sixth borough I havent' heard of? Or did the typewriter
>have a hiccup and it should be X? Any ideas?
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