May 22, 2022

Research Tools: & New York City Municipal Archives Release Free Index To More Than 10 Million Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online

From has announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at

The new index, made possible through a relationship with the New York City Department Of Records/Municipal Archives, brings the vast collection of New York records, images and historical documents already on to nearly 40 million.


“We are pleased to have teamed up with in making this easily-searchable index of New York City’s vital records available online for free,” said Eileen Flannelly, Commissioner of The New York City Department of Records. “It is our charter-mandated responsibility to the public to make this information available, and in working with we have been able to do so in a way that is easy and efficient for people searching at home.”


These New York City Vital record indexes on are free to browse for all who visit. Additionally, official copies of the vital records identified in the indexes can be ordered from the New York City Municipal Archives directly from the site search.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to NYC Municipal Archives Vital Records Info Page

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.