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Vital Statistics & Cemeteries

Vital Statistics & Death Information

Vital Records - addresses, prices, and availability of birth, marriage, and death records in the 50 states.

New York State Vital Records

*Pre-1881 New York State birth certificates are now available in a name index to 1,048 delayed birth certificates for events prior to 1881.  These delayed birth certificates were issued for births ranging from 1823 to 1880, with most documenting births in the 1870s.  Most delayed certificates were issued in the late 1930s and early 1940s to individuals who needed to prove their age to receive Social Security benefits.  Copies of the index are available at the New York State Archives in Albany, and in western New York at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and the Rochester Public Library.

New York State Health Department Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963

Genesee and Wyoming Counties Cemetery Records - check here for some of the local cemeteries that have been transcribed and posted online.

Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, NY

Byron Cemetery, Byron, NY

LeRoy obituaries - obituaries and death notices that appeared in the LeRoy Gazette newspaper. - a free online library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.

Find a Grave - search 108 million grave records.

Billion Graves - an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.
Billion Graves - includes GPS coordinates, excludes pictures

Nationwide Gravesite Locator - search for the burial location of veterans (all those with a veteran's marker on their grave, not only those in military cemeteries).

Tombstone Transcription Project - if your ancestor died within the 12 months preceding the 1850, 1860, 1870 or 1880 census, you may find them here.

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