New York CORONERS' Reports1823-1842 Selected Names (on going project)
Manhattan Deaths..1862/5Letter B..not complete but helpful
Brooklyn Civil War DeathsAs listed in the 1865 Census
1865 DEATHListed in the 1865 New York State Census Wards 14 thru 16 Kings
1875 DEATHListed in the 1875 New York State Census
1879 UNDERTAKERSLain Directory
1885 Brooklyn Death IndexGsertsen thru Rausen
1922 UNDERTAKERSAs listed in the Bklyn Standard Newspaper..Brooklyn

These are copied from the ledger books.
FLATBUSH Death Index
Entries #4328 thru #7614
For the years: 14 August 1880 thru 18 April 1894..Complete
Entries #1 thru #593
For the years: 3 January 1894 thru 16 April 1894..Complete

Entries #1 thru #1179
For the years: 5 September 1880 thru 31 December 1895..Complete
These are copied from the ledger books.

Entries #1 thru #934
For the years: 14 August 1880 thru 24 June 1889..Complete.
These are copied from the ledger books.

DEATH Database:


Flatbush 1847 - 1851, 1880 - 1896
Flatlands 1880 - 1897
Gravesend 1870 - 1899
New Lots 1881 - 1896
New Utrecht - 1870 1899
Other Towns 1881 - 1896


Newtown 1881 - 1897
College Point 1890 - 1897
Long Island City 1871 - 1897
Town of Jamaica 1881 - 1897
Village of Jamaica 1890 - 1897
Rockaway Beach 1897 - 1898
Village of Far Rockaway 1890 - 1897
Town of Far Rockaway 1890 - 1897
Village of Flushing 1890 - 1897
Village of Whitestone 1890 - 1897
Town of Flushing 1881 - 1897
Richmond Hill 1896 - 1897

NEW YORK CITY DEATH INDEX (Italian Genealogy group)
1891 to 1894 Manhattan Only
1895 to 1897 Manhattan and Brooklyn Only
1898 to 1929 All Boroughs

Accessing the 1891-1948 New York City Death Index in One Step 
Stephen P. Morse

1805  New York Evening Post 

Malignant Fever


List of the Names of the persons who have died in New-York,
from the 29th of July, to the beginning of November, 1795.
Brooklyn Newspapers ObitsVarious Papers & Years
Brooklyn Standard Union Deaths/Obits NewsVarious Years

NYC Death Index1888..NOT Complete
New York City Death Index..1888From Jan Erik Neun's Genealogy Page
1898 Sheet - Death RegisterLetter "J"
Long Island City 1892-1895Death Register
1906 G Death IndexNOT complete but helpful
SHIELDS Death Index (All vaiations of name) 1870 - 1875, 1880 - 1885, 1928

WILLIAMSBURG, Kings Co., NY - 1850 US Census Mortality Schedules

Little-Publicized New York City Sources . . . Bodies in Transit

1908 Death IndexLetter "A"
1908 Death IndexLetter "B"
1908 Death IndexLetter "C"
1908 Death IndexLetter "D"
1908 Death IndexLetter "E"
1908 Death IndexLetter "F"
1908 Death IndexLetter "G"
1908 Death IndexLetter "H"
1908 Death IndexLetter "M"
1908 Death IndexLetter "T"

THE FORGOTTEN OF ELLIS ISLANDDeaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911 online search
Brooklyn Local Necrology..1891-1894-1918-1923..Part of The Longwood Genealogy site
Brooklyn'sBLUE Book1929 Listings Complete
Fireman's Memorial Picnic 1933Exempt Firemen's Ann'n., Ladies' Auxiliary and Exempt Sons of L.I. City 1686-1933
Funeral CardsSent in by Volunteers
New York HeraldDeath Notices
New York HeraldDeath Notices: Mostly (Richmond County)
New York FIRE DEPT.History and a list of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty, since the Department began.(Don, Webmaster F.D.N.Y. HOME PAGE
New York POLICE DEPTList of fallen Police Officers since the Department began.
Paper Trails...DEATHListings of Deaths. Continually updated
Paper Trails...Social SecurityVarious certificates
Jamaica, New York, 7 October - 5 December 1884Page from Ledger
MARSHALLGreen-Wood Cemetery Listings
Navy 1942Deaths and the Sunday News 1942
World War 2 Casulity Site SearchInstructions on searching the NARA site and URL

POTTER'S FIELD/City CemeteryA Historical Resume of Potter's Field: 1869 - 1967 (Excerpts)
Social Security Death IndexBy
Social Security Death IndexBy
Searching the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) in One Step

Film #s for Deathsincluding CORONER INQUEST & Death CERTIFICATE Film #s
There are three series of coroner records: 

1. Inquests, 1823-1898. Dr. Kenneth Scott prepared an index of 
over 5,000 names listed on the inquest documents dating from 1823 
through 1842. [Kenneth Scott: Coroners' Reports New York City, 1823-1842, 
Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Volume XII, 1989]. 
The entire "inquest" series is microfilmed; however it should be noted that towards 
the latter part of this series, only inquests pertaining to homicides were saved. 

2. Ledger books: Record of deaths listed by the Coroner in ledger-style volumes 
(the information recorded about each death is similar to the information reported 
on the Health Department death certificate). The ledgers have been microfilmed; 
Manhattan, 1896-1898; 1915-1917; Brooklyn, 1898-1917.

3. Office of Chief Medical Examiner Death records, 1918-1939.
Researchers may request copies of the death records filed by the 
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner from 1918 through 1939. 

Download the search request form. This form is in PDF Format.
Coroner's Request FormJust print it out
Coroner's InquestA note abt research in this area
Coroners Deaths & Inquests Film NumbersWhen searching yhe Family History Center

Family History Center
Alpha Index to Death
Death Index Film Numbers..New York City & Boroughs
Death Index FHC/LDS 1919-1930
Family History Center FORM..When ordering Certificates or film

The Times Newsweekly
Established in 1908 as The RIDGEWOOD TIMES


Brooklyn Born..DEATH out of area
NYC / Bklyn area Born..DEATHSSt. Petersburg Times, Florida..November & December 2000
NYC / Bklyn area Born..DEATHSSt. Petersburg Times, Florida..2001
NYC / Bklyn area Born..DEATHSSt. Petersburg Times, Florida..2002
NYC / Bklyn area Born..DEATHSSt. Petersburg Times, Florida..2003

Click on "Obituaries" on the left.  
Type in the full name or surname
It will show you the date of the obituary and newspaper.

From that same site, when you look up "Deaths" 
you can print a death certificate through the year of 1954.

American MortuaryA little history & help
OBCGSSite for Medical Diseases & Epidemics
American Medical Assoc. RecordsA collection of Records 1906-1969..Where to write for info
Death at SeaWhere to write for records
FUNERAL HOMESListing of current Funeral Homes in Bklyn
Birth CalculatorDeath to Birth date
Initials on DocumentsWhat those Initials on Wills mean
Vital RecordsWhere to write on Long Island
Current List of Funeral HomesNY, Bronx, Bklyn, Queens, Long Island Area, address & Phone

New York Municipal ArchivesChambers St. What is available
New York Municipal ArchivesBefore 1949..Forms: By mail or ON-LINE Search and Certified Copy
Office of Vital Records..Dept. of Health (Worth St) Death certificates from 1949 to the present are available. Print out form for mail.

Forgotten Terms found often on old Wills and Newspaper Articles :

The term a.a.s. meant died in the year of his or her age, e.g., 
86 years old and died in year 1886.

The term d.s.p. meant died without issue (without having had children) .

The term d.s.p.l. meant died without legitimate issue .

The term d.s.p.m.s. meant died without surviving male issue .

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