Birth & Death Genealogy

Searches of Birth and Death for genealogical purposes are performed by the Town Clerk's office. 

  • *Birth records must be on file for at least 75 years to be eligible for a genealogy search.
  • Death records must be on file for at least 50 years to be eligible for a genealogy search.

*No information shall be released from a Birth record unless the person to whom the record relates is known to the applicant to be deceased.

 Only uncertified copies are provided and are clearly marked with the statement "For Genealogical Purposes Only."


The fee varies depending on the requested number of years to be searched. Please refer to the fee schedule. The fee schedule, as well as the rules, is set forth by New York State Department of Health. These forms may be sent to the town or the New York State Department of Health  at the address indicated on the form.

The applicant shall be required to pay the specified fee for the time spent for the search and uncertified copy. If no record is on file, a No Record Report will be issued.

Fee Schedule

  • 1 to 3 years: $22
  • 4 to 10 years: $42
  • 11 to 20 years: $62
  • 21 to 30 years: $82
  • 31 to 40 years: $102
  • 41 to 50 years: $122
  • 51 to 60 years: $142
  • 61 to 70 years: $162

Direct line of descent waiver  

If the applicant is a person in direct line of descent, documentation of direct line must  be established prior to the release of any information in those instances where a waver of the waiting prior is requested. ( Birth 75 Years - Death 50 Years )

Additional Information

For Birth and Death Genealogy records for any of the five Boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island) are maintained by the City of New York.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street Room 144
New York City, NY 10013

For further information, you may contact that Office by:

  • Phone: 212-639-9675
  • Email