Source Information

New York City Department of Records
Ancestry.com. New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT: 2020.
Original data: New York City Department of Records & Information Services. New York City Birth Certificates.

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About New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909

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.