In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, immigrants swarmed through the port of New York. Many of these immigrants moved on to other cities and states; however, many others stayed and created a life in New York. This database is an index of births reported in New York City between 1891 and 1902. For the years 1891 to 1897 these records include Manhattan, parts of the Bronx, and Brooklyn. For these earlier years, users must note that the information is from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and part of the Bronx only. From 1898 through 1902 all five boroughs of New York City are listed: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Richmond and Queens. For the later years of 1898 to 1902 the borough is included in the database. This index includes name, date of birth, borough (where available) and certificate number. This database will prove useful for those seeking turn of the century ancestors in New York City.
Original records and index may also be found at the New York City Municipal Archives:
NYC Municipal Archives
31 Chambers Street, Room 103
New York, NY 10007
FAX (212) 385-0984
The original index can be found on the following Family History Library microfilms:
1891-1902 FHL 1322457-1322459