New York State (upstate) Vital Records Index Lookups



Lookup offered for names in the New York State Vital Record index of births, marriages and deaths (OUTSIDE of New York City) for a range of 5 (five) years per look up.

City of Buffalo births between 1914-1937, marriages between 1908-1962, and deaths between 1914-1962.

New York State (excluding NYC and Buffalo) births between 1881-1937, marriages/deaths between 1881-1962.

The index simply lists names, dates and locations for the record, NOT the original birth/marriage/death certificate. This will help you to determine if indeed an ancestor was born in a certain place, and if so, when. I will provide a list of names, dates and locations matching your search, not to exceed twenty names, should the search be fruitful.

If you’d like the full original document, you must request it directly from the locality from whence it was issued, or the NYS Dept of Health. I can assist with that process for an additional fee, if desired. I can NOT look up vital records in New York City.

$25.00 /hour + expenses

Retainer upfront; Balance due on completion


New York, United States

Buffalo, New York


Ordering instructions from oldtimeroots

Please provide me with as much specific detail about the name to be searched. Alternate spellings, date range of the birth (no more than 5-year range will be searched per lookup), and best guess on location are a must.

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