Death Records and Death Certificates in New York

New York Death Records

The population of New York was recorded 19,453,561 on July 1, 2019, a 0.39% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The racial composition of New York as of 2019 was 55.3% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 9% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 7.4% other race, and 2.7% two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of New York death records. Use the links and the tips below for New York death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain New York death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in New York

New York death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New York death records, New York death certificates, New York death notices, New York death indexes, and other related New York genealogy records.

New York death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in New York.

New York Death Index

New York death records database

Links to New York death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

New York social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in New York with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record New York

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

New York Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in New York

For birth, marriage, and death records from 1881 to present in New York State (except New York City, Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers), write:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-788-4520

New York death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in New York.

New York Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on New York news agencies.

New York counties for death record research

  • Albany County
  • Allegany County
  • Bronx County
  • Broome County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Cayuga County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Cortland County
  • Delaware County
  • Dutchess County
  • Erie County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Genesee County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Herkimer County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kings County
  • Lewis County
  • Livingston County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Nassau County
  • New York County
  • Niagara County
  • Oneida County
  • Onondaga County
  • Ontario County
  • Orange County
  • Orleans County
  • Oswego County
  • Otsego County
  • Putnam County
  • Queens County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Richmond County
  • Rockland County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
  • Schuyler County
  • Seneca County
  • St. Lawrence County
  • Steuben County
  • Suffolk County
  • Sullivan County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County
  • Ulster County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Westchester County
  • Wyoming County
  • Yates County