Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vital Records Lookups, Update to the Update

This morning the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) sent a request that I post some additional information regarding their offer to do Free Lookups.

"OCPL will do limited lookups - a 5-year span on births, deaths and marriages. Questions are answered in order and often may take several days. Please be aware that many fiche are difficult to read, and while staff tries to be as accurate as possible any information stated is as it appears.

The index begins in 1880 and while NY State passed a law that year requiring the filing of these records, they still weren't uniformly or consistently filed until well into the 1900's. For more information about the index and what it covers: http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/genealogy.htm"

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Anonymous said...

As a person involved with the set of indexes here in Rochester, I can inform readers that we will NOT be able to offer this service.

Our best wishes to Syracuse!

unyg said...

Thank you for letting us know.


Anonymous said...

H. Sammons was extremely efficient in getting back to me regarding the confirmation of two death dates. The information I needed was for two of my Williams' ancestors from Tompkins County, NY in the early 1900s.
Well done and thank you!

unyg said...


That is excellent news. Thanks for letting us know.


Pam said...

Thank you for putting me in touch with the Onondaga County Public Library. The librarian, Holly Sammons found my great-grandmother's marriage date and husband's name.


unyg said...

That is so exciting when you are able to locate those oh so important bits of information. The Vital Records Index is just filled with such details. Thank you for letting us know of your success.