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Vital Records Information



Wedding Announcements

Dewes-Hamil Wedding

Jordan-Stannard Wedding


Also check these pages for vital records:

Vital Statistics -  Registration of vital statistics in New York state began in 1880.   By 1890 most of the counties were compliying with the law and recording deaths; by 1915 most counties were recording births. It is best to obtain a certificate from the town or village clerk where the event occurred.    Addresses of the town clerks are located on each of the respective town pages.

  • Birth Records have a 75 year restriction
  • Death Reocrds have a 50 year restriction
  • Fees are $10

1847-1852 Vital Statistics -  The New York state legislature passed a law in 1847 that required school district clerks to record births, marriages and deaths.  Because of difficulty in enforcing the law, it was repealed about 1852.  The 1847-1852 vital statistics are in possession of the town clerks.

State Archive Indexes -  Index to Births, 1881-1919 and Index to Deaths 1880-1943 if available to the public at the state archives.  The archives will search and abstract the indexes for a fee.

Marriage Index and Licences 1908-1935 -  available through local LDS Family History Centers on microfilm.

State AddressCounty Address
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Empire State Plaza, Tower Building
Albany, New York 12237-0023
Telephone: 518-474-3077 or 518-474-3030
County Clerk
Robert L. Christman
Belmont, NY 14813
(716) 268-9270
(716) 268-9446

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