Genealogy

The Municipal Archives provides certified historical birth, death, and marriage records for the five boroughs of New York City.

Birth Records

  • Manhattan: July 1847-1848, July 1853-1909
  • Brooklyn: 1866-1909
  • Bronx: 1898-1909
  • Queens: 1898-1909
  • Staten Island: 1898-1909

ORDER BIRTH RECORDS

For birth records after 1909, contact the NYC Department of Health

Death Records

  • Manhattan: 1795, 1802-1804, 1808, 1812-1948
  • Brooklyn: 1847-1853, 1857-1948
  • Bronx: 1898-1948
  • Queens: 1898-1948
  • Staten Island: 1898-1948

ORDER DEATH RECORDS

For death records after 1948, contact the NYC Department of Health.

Marriage Records

  • Manhattan: July 1847-1848, July 1853-1949
  • Brooklyn: 1866-1949
  • Bronx: 1898-1949
  • Queens: 1898-1949
  • Staten Island: 1898-1949

ORDER MARRIAGE RECORDS

For marriage records after 1949, contact the NYC City Clerk’s Office.

Genealogical Resources

Indexes of our vital records can be searched courtesy of local genealogy groups including the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group, and Ancestry.com.

In addition to Vital Records, our genealogical resources include census records, city directories, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner records, the New Amsterdam Collection (1647-1862), Old Town records, Bodies in Transit registers (1859-1894), Almshouse ledgers (1758-1952), and Common Council and court records. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.