NYC-ROOTS-L ArchivesArchiver > NYC-ROOTS > 2003-04 > 1050725010
From: Charles Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] death record
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 00:03:49 -0400
Look under "New York, New York (City) - Vital Records"
On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 23:23:36 -0400
"Agnes M" <> wrote:
> Thank you for your response. Since reading it, I've been searching the
> Family History Library Catalog for the particular film, but I can't seem to
> find what I'm looking for. I've started with "New York" and then to "Vital
> Records" but I keep going around in circles. Would you be able to suggest
> a better method of finding the film number?
> Thanks again for your help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Sullivan [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 10:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [NYC] death record
> The NYC Death Index has codes in addition to the usual borough codes for
> persons who died outside NYC but for whom a permit was issued for burial
> within NYC.
> The code may not indicate the place of death, just "outside NYC", or there
> may be some detail in it - it changes every so often. You may want to get
> the death index on microfilm at a Family History Center and check it
> I don't know how to account for the "Manhattan" unless it was just a mistake
> by an overworked typist. Or perhaps the original searcher misread the
> borough code as Manhattan - the index films can be very smudgy.
> If you have the cemetery and/or undertaker from the death notice, follow up
> with calls to them.
> Unfortunately death records in NY State outside NYC (and the index thereto)
> are sealed for 50 years unless you are a direct descendant of the
> ==== NYC-ROOTS Mailing List ====
> NYC-ROOTS website - http://www2.netdoor.com/~cch/NYC.htm