Stephen P. Morse has a free site for searching the New York City Birth Index, 1879-1909.

 

At Steve Morse’s “Accessing the 1879-1909 New York City Birth Index in One Step” you can search by:

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • County

  • Certificate Number

  • Date of Birth with a year range

  • Year of Birth with a year range

This index was provided by the Italian Genealogical Group.

 

How Can Birth Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With New York City Birth Records information you may be able to:

  • Look for the child or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together

  • Use the place of birth to search for other church records for this child or family

  • Use the parents’ names and child’s place of birth to search for this family in a local city directory

    • learn about the parents’ employment from a city directory search

  • Use the parents’ places of birth to start searching for their birth records and migration records

  • Use the child’s place of birth to search for parents’ land records

  • Use the child’s place of birth and parent’s names to search for any tax or court records

  • Estimate the parents’ marriage date–if parents’ married, they generally married before a child’s birth and you may be able to estimate the parents’ marriage date based on children’s birth dates

  • Use a child’s birth date to help estimate draft registration records or military service records

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