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Vital Records

Birth, death and marriage records are maintained in the offices of the City or Town where the birth, death or marriage occurred, as well as in the State Office of Vital Records.  The County Clerk's Office does have marriage certificates from 1907-1935 only.  There are no birth, death or marriage records in NYS prior to 1880.

Birth or Death Records

For birth or death records, other than New York City, since 1880, the address is:
Bureau of Vital Records
State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Tower Building
Albany, NY 12237
NYS Department of Health

Marriage Records

For marriage records, other than New York City, since 1915, the address is:
Office of Vital Records
State Department of Health
Albany, NY 12208
518-474-3077 or 518-474-3038

New York City Records

For New York City records only:
Bureau of Records and Statistics
Department of Health of New York City
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
212-788-4520

Wills and Probate

For Wills and Probate records, contact:
Surrogate Court
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-431-1770

Divorce Certificates

The County Clerk's Office can produce divorce certificates that contain:

  • The names of both parties
  • Index number
  • The date the judgement was filed in this office

The fee for this service is $5.00