Vital Records in New York

The government office responsible for maintaining vital records in New York (outside of NYC) is the New York Department of Health, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, divorce & marriage records.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the New York Department of Health can provide:

Record Type Available From
New York Birth Records 1880 – 2017
New York Death Records 1880 – 2017
New York Divorce Records January 1963 – 2017
New York Marriage Records 1881 – 2017

Find County Offices in New York

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County Year Founded
Albany County, NY 1683
Allegany County, NY 1806
Broome County, NY 1806
Cattaraugus County, NY 1808
Cayuga County, NY 1799
Chautauqua County, NY 1808
Chemung County, NY 1836
Chenango County, NY 1798
Clinton County, NY 1788
Columbia County, NY 1786
Cortland County, NY 1808
Delaware County, NY 1797
Dutchess County, NY 1683
Erie County, NY 1821
Essex County, NY 1799
Franklin County, NY 1808
Fulton County, NY 1838
Genesee County, NY 1802
Greene County, NY 1800
Hamilton County, NY 1816
Herkimer County, NY 1791
Jefferson County, NY 1805
Lewis County, NY 1805
Livingston County, NY 1821
Madison County, NY 1806
Monroe County, NY 1821
Montgomery County, NY 1772
Nassau County, NY 1899
Niagara County, NY 1808
Oneida County, NY 1798
Onondaga County, NY 1792
Ontario County, NY 1789
Orange County, NY 1683
Orleans County, NY 1824
Oswego County, NY 1816
Otsego County, NY 1791
Putnam County, NY 1812
Rensselaer County, NY 1791
Rockland County, NY 1798
St. Lawrence County, NY 1802
Saratoga County, NY 1791
Schenectady County, NY 1809
Schoharie County, NY 1795
Schuyler County, NY 1854
Seneca County, NY 1804
Steuben County, NY 1796
Suffolk County, NY 1683
Sullivan County, NY 1809
Tioga County, NY 1791
Tompkins County, NY 1817
Ulster County, NY 1683
Warren County, NY 1813
Washington County, NY 1772
Wayne County, NY 1823
Westchester County, NY 1683
Wyoming County, NY 1841
Yates County, NY 1823