Finding Loved Ones

Finding Loved Ones

Hart Island records are searchable through the Hart Island database with records dating back to 1977, which enables members of the public to determine if a loved is buried on the island. The searchable database is available for public access to search for individuals by name, age, birth date, date of death, or by the assigned Medical Examiner number. The Medical Examiner number may be obtained through the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City.

Use the Hart Island searchable database to determine if your loved one has been buried on Hart Island. If you know the plot number of your loved one, you can locate them on the Island by referencing a Map of Hart Island burial locations (Hart Island Map 1, Hart Island Map 2).

Please note, some records were destroyed in a fire in the 1970s, and location information cannot be determined for these burials.

If you need more information about an individual record or assistance locating a record, please call the Office of Burials Services – Hart Island Division at 929-221-6860 or submit a request online. Personally identifying information from records of fetal remains have been redacted in order to protect the personal privacy of family members. Any family member seeking information on fetal remains that may have been buried on Hart Island should call the Office.