[UPDATE from Ancestry.com] New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909

The following announcement was written by Ancestry:

A quick update on the New York City BMD collection we announced last week at Rootstech.

A few asked about whether we captured the mother’s maiden name from the Birth records. We did index the maiden name, but a technical issue during publishing was preventing it from being available on the site. We corrected the issue and Mother’s maiden name is now one of the many fields of information available within the collection including:

    • The Name, Birth Date, Address, Ward and Borough of the individual who was born
    • The Name, Age, Race, Birthplace, Occupation, and Current Address of the Mother and Father
    • The Number of Other Children Born and Living to the Mother

You can find the full description of the collection here:


Info correctly identifies my father & his parents. Even spelling (on some records is questionable) Even house/street. (Which I knew) Hope all users have good luck. Thanks Dick for highlighting this source.


This is a GREAT improvement! If you click on the names of the parents, you will get a separate page of data for each one. You will see whatever is whatever is actually written on the birth certificate. It is a big help when you are dealing with dime-a-dozen surnames.


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