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.

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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.

Digitization Progress

  76% (10,122,000 of 13.3 million records)