The NYC Historical Vital Records Project
The New York City Municipal Archives is undertaking a mass digitization project to provide online access to 13.3 million historical birth, death, and marriage records.
This collection consists of historical vital records created and/or maintained by the City of New York, and historical vital records created and/or maintained by municipalities that were once located within the boundaries of the present-day City of New York that were dissolved or annexed prior to January 1, 1898. These former towns were located in Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Westchester counties. Types of records in this collection are primarily birth, marriage, and death registers, certificates, and indexes, and marriage licenses, 1760-1949 (with gaps).