Bodies In Transit
Between 1859 and 1894, for public health reasons, the recording of the transportation of corpses into, out of, and through New York City was required. These included the bodies of many soldiers transported from Civil War battlefields, and the body of President Lincoln on its way through New York. The records include the date, cause and place of death, place of interment, age and birthplace. The index can be searched by name and date of death.
NOTE: The microfilm from which this index was created was not in good condition. Fields that could not be read were either left blank, or "unknown" was entered.
To obtain additional information, contact the New York City Municipal Archives at:
Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, Room 103
New York, NY 10007
Records Search: Bodies In Transit
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...
- Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
- 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.
- 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.
NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.
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.
We wish to thank all the following volunteers for their help and participation in this Index project:
Barbara Abrams * Dena Abrams * Carol Aivazian * Marie Arena * Ann Schweibish Armoza * Meg Assip * Tracy Beauregard * Richard Bernhard * Valerie Bondonis * Bernadette Bono * Warren L Bosch * Ethel Buebendorf * Aly Calderone * Susan Callahan * Kristin Campbell * Renee Capitanio * Lawrence Carroll * Patricia Carter * Frances Chiappardi * Mary Anne Chiariello * Hope Chontofalsky * Robert Clancy * Christine Clark * Marilyn Clark * Jo Ann Cohen * Wayne Coleman * Carol Cook * Janice M Corcoran * Barbara Coughlin * Cathy Cowell * Janet Crosetti-Jackson * Suzanne Danet * Belinda Dapice * Michelle DeAmelio * Linda A. DeBenedictis * Kimberly DeFalco * Dianne Delitto * Nicole DiGennaro * Ellen Donohoe * Carol Earnhart * Patricia & Bob Eckhardt * Robin Ehlich * Sue Essex * Marilyn Fannon * Bill Fenton * Kathy Field * Nora Fitzgerald * Terry Murphy Fleming * Bill Forshay * Eve Fowler * Manuelita Frederick * Dan Fuller * Mary-Ann Gallo * Barbara Garza * Patty Gault * Rebecca Gonzalez * Joyce Green * Marilyn Grosbeck * Edward A. Guinness * Margaret Hannan * Brenda P Hayward * Barbara Heine * Patricia Hervey * Alyssa Hill * Christine Hoffman * Charles Hollander * Barbara Hossbach * Marie Inglee * Dale Jacobi * Margaret Kelley * Kenneth Kennedy * Phebe Kirkham * Phyllis Kramer * AnnMarie Lahti * Fred Lamond * Robert Landau * Cristina Laszcz * Diane Levy * Laurel Libby * Cynthia Link * Jody Lutter