The NYC Historical Vital Records Project
The New York City Municipal Archives is undertaking a mass digitization project to provide online access to 13.3 million historical birth, death, and marriage records.
Learn about the collection
Read the Guide to the Vital Records Collection, which details the record-keeping history of vital records in New York City, the scope of the collections and additional resources for research. Still have questions? Contact us.
Still can't find a vital record?
Fill out the Vital Records Order Form, and we will conduct a search. If the record is located, we will digitize on demand. If not, we will provide a certified not found letter.