Wednesday, 22 April 2009

New York City withdraws public access to vital records

Following the recent dramatic changes to access for New Zealand's vital records, another major authority has now withdrawn access to the public to view birth, marriage or death records and indices to those events. If your ancestors settled in New York, you will now need to get a member of staff at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to search the records for you at a rate of $15 for three year intervals. The authority is concerned at the possibility of identity theft.

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