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From: Cathy-0 <>
Subject: Re: [Saratoga Co] New York State Vital Records
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:51:03 -0400
References: <000b01cd7664$667b3490$33719db0$@net>

New York State did not begin state civil registration until 1880. However,
it did not enforce the law for several years and town submissions to the
state were voluntary. It was sometime around 1915 or thereabouts when the
law became manditory, as I recall.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Debra Winchell" <>
To: "NY Saratoga" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:23 PM
Subject: [Saratoga Co] New York State Vital Records

> Does anyone know how far back the vital records go for the Department of
> Health for New York State? The state web site doesn't give the dates. I
> think it's about the only site that the dates were not given.
> Thank you.
> Debra
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