Locating ancestor’s birth town in New York State?

How do you find out what town you were born in?

Where To Find Public Birth Records

  1. State Department of Public Health where the event was recorded (you can check here where to write for vital records)
  2. Genealogy websites like Ancestry.com or Familysearch.org.

Are birth records public in NY?

Restrictions. Birth records can only be released to the person themselves once they are 18 years old, a parent listed on the birth record, a lawful representative or by court order. Birth records are not public records and New York State Public Health law protects their confidential nature.

How can I find out where a family member was born?

If you do not already know when and where your relative was born, then you can try using census records or ancestry websites to discover this information.

  1. Check the online index of census records for the years 1790-1940. …
  2. Ancestry.com has digitized many of the federal census records so that they may be searched online.

How do I find my birth records in NY?

FREE at FamilySearch.org. Index and images. After 1914, copies of all birth records (except New York City) were filed with the New York Department of Health. Copies can be obtained either through the village, town, or city clerk where the birth took place or by contacting the Department of Health.

Can you look up your birth time online?

Use a Birth Record Finder

How this works varies by state, so your best bet is to find your state’s vital records web page through the National Center for Health Statistics and go from there, or you can use the VitalChek website to request a copy of your birth certificate.

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