Sunday, July 22, 2012

Indexing Project: New York City Death Ledgers

The Italian Genealogical Group is doing great work again by indexing the Death Ledgers of New York City.  Deaths were recorded in a list format in ledger books until about the year 1866, when death certificates were issued.  The entries in the index will not be linked to an image.  You can order a copy of the ledger page from the New York City Municipal Archives.  This will be a great finding aid, but remember to use any online index to locate the original record.

Page of ledger of deaths, New York City, 1824.
Note that several people were "unknown."
Also note the young ages, relative to today's longevity; death from Small Pox; and burial in Potter's Field.


An index is on the way!