Monday, May 10, 2010

1847 - 1849 New York State Vital Records

Fellow New York State researchers, this was posted yesterday on the New Horizons Genealogy Blog:
"New York State enacted a law in 1847 to require school districts to record Vital Records including birth, marriage and death records within their districts. However, some areas completely ignored the law and others adhered to it, but generally did not keep complete records, even for the years that were recorded. Unfortinately this law was terminated in 1849. 

New Horizons Genealogy is working on locating and transcribing these records and posting them to our website. We have also linked to most of these vital records found on other websites in an attempt to make this the most complete of a collection as possible.

These 1847 - 1849 New York State Vital Records may be found here: 1847 - 1849 New York State Vital Records

This is an on going project and we are adding new records every week, so if you don't find what you are looking for, keep checking back."


  1. Amanda, I just used it, and found it useful, so I am happy already. Many thanks.

  2. Thanks for the link! Of course the people I'm looking for were either hiding or in towns or counties not covered but I'll keep checking back.

  3. @Barbara: I am so glad!@Apple: Me too!

  4. I agree with Apple...sigh...but great to know for others.


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