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This collection consists of robust indexes to births in the five Boroughs of New York City reported to the Health Department prior to 1910.
Birth records are available for the following boroughs:
- Bronx, 1898 - 1909
- Brooklyn, 1866 - 1909
- Manhattan, 1866 -1904
- Queens, 1898 - 1909
- Richmond, 1898 - 1909
In addition to the name of the individual who was born, in these records you may be able to find:
- The Birth Date, Address, Ward and Borough of the individual who was born
- The Name, Age, Race, Birthplace, Occupation, and Current Address of the Mother and Father
- The Number of Other Children Born and Living to the Mother
Obtaining Copies of the Records
Visit the Department of Records/Municipal Archives website, www.nyc.gov/records (click on family history research) for information and instructions on how to view and/or obtain copies of birth records identified in the index, and to view the complete list of birth records.