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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Genealogy » Vital Records (Births, Deaths & Marriages)
- All States Index to Vital Records Information
College of Physicians & Surgeons Obituary Database (Columbia University Medical Center)
At present the database includes obituaries dating from 1911 to 2003 and is updated quarterly. The earliest class is 1850.
Death Indexes and Records for the USA
Directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials & probate records.
FindMyPast.com (England & Wales)
One of the most popular genealogy websites in the U.K., this commercial service provides indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 2005.
Hayes Obituary Index (Ohio)
An index to over 800,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices from Ohio from the 1830s to the present day.
- Massachusetts Death Index , 1841-1910
- New Jersey Marriage Records Index, 1666-1799
- New Jersey Marriage Records Index, 1848-1867
New York City Birth & Death Records at Dept. of Health
Information on how to order NYC Birth Records (1910+) and Deaths Records (1949+).
New York City Brides Index (1866?-1937)
A searchable database of selected marriage indexes by Brides' name consisting of: Manhattan 1866-1937 Kings County (Brooklyn) 1871-1910 1931-1937 Bronx 1899-1937 Queens 1905-1937 Richmond (Staten Island) 1898-1937. Not all years are 100% complete.
New York City Department of Health
In the Office Of Vital Records, Birth Records (1910+) and Deaths Records (1949+)
New York City Grooms Index (1864-1936)
A searchable database of the marriage indexes for Brooklyn Grooms (1864-1907), Manhattan Grooms (1866-1897), and Grooms of All Boroughs (1908-1936). Created by volunteers at the Italian Genealogy Group.
New York City Marriage Records at the City Clerk
Marriage records from 1930 to the present. Records 50 years or older are public records obtainable by anyone
New York City Vital Records at the Municipal Archives
For birth certificates pre-1910 and death certificates pre-1949.
- New York State Vital Records (outside of New York City)
NYC Vital Records at the Municipal Archives
Staten Island (Richmond County) birth, death, and marriage records available at the archives. Plus Pre-consolidation Town and Village vital records, 1847-1849 1881 - 1897. Including New York State Census of Richmond County for the following years: 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1915 and 1925.
Obituary Daily Times
Free citations to published obituaries in newspapers contributed to and updated by volunteers.
Obituary Index for Columbia, South Carolina
This database contains obituary and death notice information from the Columbia, SC newspapers: The State (1892-1923, 1960-1963), The Palmetto Leader (1925-1928, 1930. Columbia's foremost African American paper) and the Obituary Index to The State for World War II servicemen killed in action (1941-1949).