The Buffalo, New York Death Index, 1852-1944 is a free genealogy collection at Internet Archive provided by Reclaim the Records. There are more than 600,000 names in these online New York death records.
Many of these records are NOT included in the New York State Death Index, 1880-1956 collection. “Please note that the far-right margin is unfortunately cut off on several of these scanned pages.”
This is one of the collections obtained by Reclaim the Records, a non-profit group that identifies important genealogical collections at government archives and libraries which should be in the public domain but have been restricted. Reclaim the Records fights to have these records made public and the New York City Marriage Index, 1950-1995 is one example of records they’ve been able to reclaim as free, public content. Donations are accepted to assist Reclaim the Records in their pursuit of free records access.
What Can I Learn from these Buffalo, New York Death Records?
These New York death records may include:
- First Name of the Deceased (and Middle Initial if there is one)
- Last Name/Surname of the Deceased
- Year of Death
- Volume and Page number for death record (if you need to order a copy of the death certificate)