I don't have any direct ancestors from New York City, but I definitely have a lot from upstate New York, and I struggle to find information beyond censuses.
Jane Wilcox explains how to approach New York City and state records in "New York City and State Governmental Vital Records" which was recorded yesterday, May 12, 2017:
New York is a notoriously challenging state to find birth, death and marriage records. Navigating New York City and State governmental vital records requires a "quick sheet" to make sure you have looked in every possible place to find the indexes and the records. Civil registration jurisdictions need to be clearly understood and considered, plus the key dates for laws and regulations that give context to what was actually collected, and when. And importantly, learn what is accessible today and how to order records. We'll also explore examples for using the records.
Free to non-subscribers through May 19, 2017. Runs 1 hour 32 minutes.
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