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Birth, death and marriage records are filed and indexed according to the locality (Borough) in which the event occurred

Birth Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan- July 1847 - 1848
- July 1853 - 1909
Brooklyn- 1866 - 1909
Bronx- 1898 - 1909
Queens- 1898 - 1909
Richmond
(Staten Island)
- 1898 - 1909

 Death Records 

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan- 1795
- 1802-1804
- 1808
- 1812-1948
Brooklyn- 1847-1853
- 1857-1948
Bronx- 1898 - 1948
Queens- 1898 - 1948
Richmond
(Staten Island)
- 1898 - 1948

 Marriage Records 

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan- July 1847 - 1848
- July 1853 - 1937
Brooklyn- 1866 - 1937
Bronx- 1898 - 1937
Queens- 1898 - 1937
Richmond
(Staten Island)
- 1898 - 1937

Notes 

  • There are separate marriage and death records for Kings County Towns: Flatbush, 1847-1851, 1880-1894; Flatlands, 1880-1895; Gravesend, 1880-1894; New Lots, 1881-1886; and New Utrecht, 1880-1894.

  • Bronx: The Bronx did not exist as a separate Borough until 1898. New York City (Manhattan) annexed the area west of the Bronx River in 1874 and annexed the area east of the Bronx River in 1985. For vital records in those areas after the date of annexation through 1897, request a search of Manhattan records.

  • Pre-consolidation Town and Village vital records 1847-1849, 1881-1897; and Long Island City 1871-1897

  • Pre-consolidation Town and Village vital records, 1847-1849, 1881-1897

Census

Manhattan

  • 1890 New York City "Police Census." (Manhattan only)
  • Listed according to address, the census recorded the name, age and sex of each resident, including children.
  • No mail search service. 

Brooklyn

  • New York State Census, Kings County, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915.
  • Not indexed; listed according to Ward, and/or Assembly, and Enumeration District number.
  • Recorded name, family relationship, sex, age, nativity, occupation, and citizenship status.
  • No mail search service.

Richmond

  • New York State Census, Richmond County, 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1915, 1925.
  • Not indexed; similar information as Kings County Census.
  • No mail search service. 

CITY DIRECTORIES 

  • MANHATTAN 1873-1913; 1915-1918; 1920; 1922; 1924; 1931; 1933
  • BROOKLYN 1796; 1802; 1811; 1822-1826; 1829-1910; 1912-1913; 1933
  • Listed alphabetically, by last name, head of household (male adult primarily; women usually only if widowed), his or her occupation, home address and/or business address.
  • No mail search service.