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Subject: Re: NYC Birth Certificate
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 18:43:39 EDT
I know someone else has responded to your inquiry regarding NYC Birth
Certificate. However, if your grandmother was Catholic, there was a good
chance she was not registered with the city. The Church was notorious in not
registering both births and marriages.
My father-in-law was born in 1901 and there is no birth certificate just a
baptismal certificate. I was informed about this on the NYC genealogical
webpage. Unless you know where the family lived, it may be hard to find since
the Church records are not centralized.
Try this web page: http://www.nycgenweb.com/
>Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 19:30:07 EDT
>Subject: NYC Birth Certificate
>I recently sent to NYC for my grandmother's 1887 birth certificate. I
received a letter stating that the borough of Manhattan had been searched and
no record of her had been found. Do I have to send in a check for each
individual borough? Is there any particular reason the researcher would
choose Manhattan? I would appreciate hearing from anyone that has had any
experience dealing with NYC records. Thank you for your help.