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Genealogical Research Death Index: Beginning 1957

The Genealogical Research Death Index assists individuals with locating New York State (NYS) death records that fall within defined genealogy years, exclusive of New York City recorded death records. This Index contains information on decedents, date of death, gender, age at death, and NYS file number that will allow the public to search for individuals on a variety of genealogy criteria if on file for at least 50 years.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Decedent First Namedecedent_fndecedent_fnTextDecedent First Name
Decedent GendergendergenderText“M” for Male, “F” for Female, “U“ for Undetermined, “ “ for Missing.
Residence Coderesidence_coderesidence_codeNumberTo interpret the residence code, go to the NYS Gazetteer dataset using this URL: https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/NYS-Gazetteer-Interactive-Search/xj6h-78ev.
Date of Deathdateof_deathdateof_deathCalendar dateDate of Death
Decedent Last Namedecedent_lndecedent_lnTextDecedent Last Name
Year of Deathdata_yeardata_yearNumberYear of Death
Decedent Agedecedent_agedecedent_ageNumberDecedent Age
Decedent Middle Namedecedent_mndecedent_mnTextDecedent Middle Name
State File NumberstfilenostfilenoNumberState File Number
Decedent Age Unitage_unitsage_unitsText“YRS” for Years, “DAY” for Days, “Mon” for Months, “HRS” for Hours, “MIN” for Minutes, “UNK” for Unknown.
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