New York City Births Index

Database updated January 17, 2015

This database currently contains the indexes to over 1,631,100 birth records from 1878 to 1909 for the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens and Richmond). 

The New York City Birth index includes the following years:

  • Bronx: 1897 - 1909
  • Kings:  1880 - 1909
  • Manhattan: 1878 -1909
  • Queens:  1898 - 1909
  • Richmond:  1897 - 1909

Please visit the New York City Municipal Archives web site for information on how to request Birth Certificates.

NOTE: Be aware that a date like Nov 25'05 with a year 1906 indicates that the event took place on the 25th of the month in the year 1905 but was recorded in 1906. This format was not used in all years. Another indication that an event was recorded in the following year is a low certificate number for a month in the later part of the year. For example, if the event took place in December and the certificate number is 145, it probably was recorded the following year.

ALSO: Some birth and marriage certificates may have a letter following the certificate number. An "S" means Special, and is an indication that the certificate has been corrected. A "D" means a Delayed Certificate; usually issued because an original was never issued and a certificate is required for something like Social Security or maybe some legal action. There is no special film for the "S" and "D" certificates; they are in numerical order with all the others

For all certificates, an "A" after a certificate number means that the number was issued twice, to different people; the "A" certificate is filed after the certificate without the A. The letter does not appear on the certificate.
 
A "?" after a number indicates that we found that the certificate number is not correct; that particular number was assigned to someone else. It's an indication to the Municipal Archives staff that they may have to do some other digging to find the right person.


Records Search: Births

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. E.g., Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results!

If you find an error, you may submit a correction; but it MUST MATCH what is on the birth certificate. All other changes will not be accepted!

Town or County

Note: Leaving all un-checked is the same as checking all. You only need select any if you want to limit your search to specific Towns/Counties.


Name

* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


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We wish to thank all the following volunteers for their help and participation in the Birth Index project:

Volunteers

Rosemary Addarich * Shari Aldous * John Allen * Karen Almeida * Wendy Almeleh * Trish Andersen * Gloria Anderson * Carla Andrews * Patricia Angeli * Daria Anuszkiewicz Rose Mary Arditty * Marie Arena * Hazel Arnold * Chris Asmann * Meg Assip * Harold Atkins * Brenda Aubert * Paul Auerbach * Katherine Auernheimer * Rosa Avolio * Joyce Bailey * Anne Baker * Pamela Baker * Lorraine Baltusis * Michelle Barnea * Darrellan Barnes * Laura Basile * Joe Battagliese * Kate Baum * Richie Baum * Joan Beck * Marie Bell * Joan Belonzi * Priscilla Benato * Gail Bender * Shelby Bennett * Kathleen Benson * Scott Benz * Cheryl Mauro Berg * Audrey Berghaus * Kirsten Berlin * Robert Bernard Richard Bernhard * Jillian Beroza * Michelle Beroza * Lucille Bertram * Ana Maria Betancourt * Emily Biegel * Dawn Bielemeier * Richard Black * Bill Bliss * Karen Bliss * Lynn Blumenau * Dave Blumenstetter * Robert Boeckle * Bonnie Boeger * Jan Bohne * Ronald Bonafede * Marie Bonafonte * Penny Bonnar * Bernadette Bono * Dr. Warren L Bosch * David Botticello, Jr. * Carla Bourg * Palma Bourgoin * Cynthia Boyle * Tom Brady * Erin Brannagan * Sandy Brass * Sharon Brearey * Jim Breslin * Serena Brochu Elaine Bronner * John Brook * Nancy Brower * Barbara Brown * Ken Brown * Anthony Bruscino * Mary Bryksinski * Sarah Buchanan * Ethel Buebendorf * Richard Buehring Eileen Buesing * Donna Bullaro * Mari Jayne Burke * Alice Burns * Cindy Burns * Gloria Burton * Karen Buxton * Thomas P Byrnes * George Cabat * Alissa Cabrera * John Califano * Dan Callaghan * Kristin Campbell * Linda Cantor * Georgia Capobianco * Shanna Cardita * Jay Carollo * Debra Carpentieri * Lawrence Carroll * Patricia Carter * Carol Caruana * Suzanne Carver * Cathleen Cassidy * Anna Caulfield * David Cazalet * Ray Cefola * Mary Anne Cella * Michele Chabot * Cathy Champion * Blythe Chase * Hope Chontofalsky * Joanne Chubb * Anne Ciochetto * Ruth Cipko * Daniel Claffey * Robert Clancy * Anne-Marie Clanton * Patricia Clark * Janice Clauer * Helen Clifford * Holly Cochrane * Kim Cohen * Lois Ann Colaianni * Jim Colbert * John Colbert * Mary Colbert * Lisa Cole * Kim Coleman * Lori Coles * Chris Collinge * Patricia Connor * Lorraine Conroy * Janet Corcillo * Janice M Corcoran * Barbara Coughlin * Blanche Craton * Judith Cruse * John Cullen * Paula Curran * Ronald Curti Isabel Cymerman * Kathleen Daniel * Fred Danner * Belinda Dapice * Mary Haas Davis * Holly Dawson * Margaret DeAcetis * Michelle DeAmelio * Giacomo DeAnnuntis * Linda DeBenedictis * Dolores DeBetta * Donna DeBetta * Kim DeFalco * Mary J Dehner * Dianne Delitto * Jason Dell'Aquila * Karen Delmarco * Evelyn DeLuna * Ruth Dennis * Barbara DeOliveira * Flora Dering * Linda Desmond * Patricia DeTiberiis * Ellen Diener * Ed Dietz * Rosemary Dikeman * Anthony DiMarino * Maureen Doane * Vickie Doddman * Ellen Donohoe * Anne Donovan * Kelly Doroban * Georgiana Dorr * Stewart Driller * John Driscoll * Mary Duet * Jeanne Durney * Carol Earnhart * Donna Ebert * Patricia Eckardt * Don Eckerle Melanie Egan * Robin Ehlich  Kristin Elkinton * Betty English * Andrea Eppie * Tom Erickson * Terri Fabiano * Mike Falabella * Joan Falk * Patricia Farrell * Carolyn Fennell * Bill Fenton * Theresa Fernstrom * Frances Fields * Linda Figliola * Linda Fine * Nora FitzGerald * Maureen Fitzpatrick * Terry Fleming * Lee Folino * Doreen Forrest * Bill Forshay Suzanne Forte * Eve Fowler * Michelle Frager * Carolyn Franchi * Dolores Frank * Diane Frankel * Jane Fraser * Stefan M Freed * Linda French * Michael Friedman * Dawn Fulton * Gaye Funk * Richard Furtaw * Marianne Gaertner * Jeannine Gannon * Emily Garber * Eric Gatti * Patty Gault * Donna Gaviola * Shari Gee * Ina Getzoff * Sherry Gevarter * Juliette Gibbs * Donna Gilliotti * Maria Giovine * Jean Giuliante * Marge Goldin * Charles Gordon * Estelle Gordon * Janice Graef * Patti Graney * Carol Granville Sharon Gray * Ann Green * Elizabeth Green * Joyce Green * Dorothy Gregg * Marilyn Grosbeck * Teresa Guidice * Ed Guinness * David Gula * Doris Gulotta * Margaret Gundacker * Sister Joan Hackett * Bill Hackmack * Sandi Hamilton * Patricia Hammock * Cheryl Hannan * Colin Harlingten * Audrey Harmse * Chris Harmse * John Harvey Susan Harvey * Frederick Hazen * Elisabeth Helfrich * Linda Hendricks * Kathleen Hendrickson * Sharon Henn * Brenda Hensley * Clare Herrick * Barbara Hershey * Patricia Hervey * Laura Hescock * Florence Hess * Len Hickey * Roberta Hirsch * Christine Hoff * Chris Hoffman * Ann Holland * Catherine Hollister * Barbara Holmes * Susan Hoppe Bobbe Horton * Barbara Hossbach * Stephanie House * June Howard * Gary Hunt * Joan Hydo * Sue Hyer * Marie Inglee * Sue Irvine * Jeanne Jain * Linda Jarczewski  Jeanette Johnson * Mary Ellen Johnson * John Jonaitis * Michelle Jones * Cheryl Kalt * Beverly Kane * Stephen Kane * Peggy Kanstroom * Rochelle Kaplan * Barbara Karwowski * Darlene Katanic * Walter Kehoe * Virginia Keller * Judy Kelly * Donner Kemmer * Ken Kennedy * Emily Kenzik * Richard Kepko * Carol Kessler * Maurice Kessler Vivian Kessler * Peta May Khoury * Cynthia Kindall * Jean King * JoAnne Sclafani King * Barbara Kirwan * Sharon Klein * Mary Klima * Shelly Klink * Kathryn Knapp * Elizabeth Knowlton * Pamela Kohlman * Rose Kostak * Debby Kozel * Linda Kralick * Ken Kravitz * JoAnn Kronenfeld * Shirley Kulchinsky * Colleen Kurka * Barbara Lacchia * Robin Lageman * Amanda Lake * Fred Lamond * Marie LaMonte * Robert Landau * Janet Larkin * Heather Lasher-Gerdan * Cristina Laszcz * Tony Lauriano * Cindy LaVallee * Stacey Lazzarini * Tami Leanza * Barbara Leckstein * Patricia LeRoux * Herbert Lessmann * Laurel Libby * Cynthia Link * Paula Listzwan * A J Logan * Denise Lombardo * Jamie Longley * Nancy Lowell * George Ludder * Evelyn Ludwig * Nancy Lutz * Colleen Lynch * Elsie Lynch * Terry Madonia * Michele Magee * Carol Mainville * Estelle Mainville Sandy Malek * Barbara Mall * Julie Mancini * Ines Mannhardt * Ruth Maraglio * Justin Marchesi * Alanna Marcus * Bill Marcussen * Brendan Martin * Terry Martini * John Martino * Nicole Martorana * Barbara Matassa * Sandy Mauer * Harriet Mayer * Melody Mayes * Dee McAllister * James McCarthy * Dawn McCrea * Grace McDonough Kathleen McElroy * Kathy McGee * Erin McGovern * Terry Ann McGuire * Sarah McKeever * Frank McKenna * Art McShane * Rita McSweeney * Carol Mead * Carolyn Melito Kim C Merritt * Virginia Michaels * Wendy Midgett * Suzanne Milanese * Judy Miller * Lucille Miller * William Miller * Rosemary Mirabella * Judi Missel * Carolyn Mitchell * Donna Mitchell * Kim Mohler * Fran Molnar * Patricia and Paul Monaghan * Loraine Montferret * Patricia Moore * Tom Moorman * Mary Morabito * James Moreno * Sheila Morreale James Muhs * Patricia Murdock * Beth Murray * John Nardi * Susan Nations * Mary Neary * Regina Negrycz * Peggy Nehmen * Barbara Nelson * Carolyn Norcia * Phyllis Norton * Stacie O'Reilly * Laura O'Brien * Joanne O'Connor * Lori O'Dea * Pat O'Fallon * DiAnn Ohama * Erin O'Hea * Richard O'Keeffe * Linda Oldenborg-Smith * Nancy Oleksy * Virginia Olsen * Tiffany Olson * Erin O'Malley * Barbara Oneill * Cindy O'Neill * Maureen O'Shea * Kathy Ossi * Karen Otto * Debby Painter * Robert Palmer * Edward Papa * Terry Parcel * Julie Parks * Mary Pasi * Linda Pasquan * Marie Pastore * Regina Pastore * Marti Paul * Elaine Penn * Carol Perry * JoAnn Perry * Judy Petersen  Jennifer Petrino * Patricia Petrizzo * Lisa Pfeffer * Marilyn Phillips * Judy Picard * Mary Plant * Heidi Plavecsky * Dawn Polidoro * Liz Polykandriotis * Ralph Ponticelli * Mary Posser * Karen Preston * Donna Price * Richard Price * David Priever * Nancy Profit * Carol Proven * Mary Pullara * Barbara Puster * Heather Quinlan * James Quinn * Lucy Rafter * John Ragusa * Debra Rakoczy * Elisabeth Ramirez * Carol Raspler * Ann Rebholz * Michael Reich * Addys Reilly * Kathy Reilly * Carol Resch * Carol Reynolds * Becky Richardson * Susan Richardson * Michelle Riggio * Penny Rinaldi * Mary Roddy * Annie Ross * Carol Ross * Nick Rossi * Elaine Roth * Cecelia Rover * Dolores Royere  Barbara Russo * Stephanie Rybicki * Elaine Salvitti * Sarah Samuel * Madeleine Sann * Barbara Sansone * Sheila Sapienza * Tony Sasso * Debbie Saunders * Eli Savada Linda Pirro Savard * Cindy Savino * Joseph Scanlon * Kristine Scanza Meredith * Schade Peggy and Paul Schechter * Robert Scheuer * Nima Schierloh * Howard Schleicher Robert Schlesier * Vicki Schluneger * Mary Schmit * Erin Schuck * Mary Schultz * Elaine Schwartz * Christine Scott * Theresa Seibel * Doug Seidman * Jennifer Selfridge * Ted Semegran * William Sennello * Laura Sensing * Michelle Sforza   Barbara Shannon * Mary Ann Sharrer * Marilyn Silva * Janette Silverman * Denise Simon * Ghyll Simoneschi *Brenda Sinclair * Kathy Skuba * Judy Smith * Mary Lou Smith * Christine Smyth * Dee Snook * Nancy Spencer * Maggie Spetnagel * Karen Spicer * Peter Spina Cynthia St. Germain * Richard Stahl * Ellen Stanton * Gail Stanton * Susan Starkey * Marie Steinberg * Larry Steinhauer * Barbara Stephenson * Mimi Stevens * Karin Stucchio * Martha Sullivan * Robert Sullivan * Natalie Tannenbaum * Judy Tarai * Sal Tarsio * Patricia Tavis * Diane Tavoian * Leslie Taylor * Susan Taylor * Theresa Thielen Michael Timmons * Doris Tkaczyk * Marie Torchia * Diana Tosi * Janet Truncali * Judith Turbin * Lori Tyska * Elisa Ulino * Suzanne Updegrove * Nanci Vaeth * Cathy Vallevieni * Noelle Van Pulis * Bonnie Vaughan * Marie Vayer * Joe Viola * Marge Virgulak * JoAnn Vislocky * Barbara Voelkel * Alyssa Voith * Susan Von Bergen * Linda Wagner * Patricia Wallace * Bridget Walsh * Ann Walsh * Jackie Wasserstein * Theresa Waters * Catherine Weber * Shelly Weiner * Kerry Weishampel * Laura Weishaupt * Ann L Wells * Ron Wencer * Kathleen Whalen * Arthur Whelan * Ann White * Blanche White * Ellen Wiberley * Janette Wiberley * Chris and Barbara Wilkenshoff * Lisa Williams Rusty Wilson * Pat Wiswall * Helen Wolf * Loretta Wolf * Alice Wolfteich * Janet Wood * JoAnna Wood * Sue Wright * Brenda and Charles Wymore * Marie Yeager * Linda York * Suzanne Youmans * Shannon Yowell * Carolyn Zambell * Albert Zani * Cathy Zeltmann * Jeanine Zeltmann * Kathryn Zickel * Linda Zimmerman

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