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Town of Oyster Bay, New York Death Index

Database added August 30, 2021

This index currently contains 9,673 death records for the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau county, New York from 1847-1849 and 1881-1920

This index was accomplished by scanning the original printed index books and required no typing. One man did all the scanning, Don Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group.
The index is from "Birth, Marriages and Death Records 1847-1849", and from "Index to Register of Deaths Records, Town of Oyster Bay 1881-1920", Complied by Town Historian John E. Hammond.

Note: (I) indicates infant; (S) indicates stillbirth.

For 1847 to 1849 records,
This information comes from a register of vital records for the years 1847 to 1849 in the possession of the Town of Oyster Bay
Because of the incomplete nature of these records the Town Historian, John Hammond will provide any additional information on these records at no charge
Write to:

John E. Hammond
Oyster Bay Town Historian
54 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

For 1881 to 1920 records, we have provided a printable form to request death certificates from the office of the Town of Oyster Bay Clerk. This form may be downloaded from the Search Deaths Database page -- the form is available after a successful search has been performed. The record order form (DOH-1562) can also be downloaded here.

To order a record from this index complete form DOH-1562. Mail completed form and payment by money order of $22 per record to:
Oyster Bay Town Clerk
54 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Records Search: Oyster Bay Deaths

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. 

    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.

    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!

    Note: (I) indicates infant; (S) indicates stillbirth.


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.



We would like to thank John E. Hammond, Town of Oyster Bay Historian, for allowing us to put an index of his records on this web site.

And we thank Don Eckerle for doing all of the scanning

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