New York vital records to be topic of meeting

The Irish Family History Forum will present “New York City and State Vital Records and Their Substitutes” on Saturday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library. There will be a Help Session from 10 – 11 a.m.

New York is a notoriously challenging state to find birth, death and marriage records. Navigating New York City and State governmental vital records requires a “quick sheet” to make sure you have looked in every possible place to find the indexes, the records and possible alternatives. Civil registration jurisdictions need to be clearly understood and considered, plus the key dates for laws and regulations that give context to what was actually collected, and when. And importantly, learn what is accessible today and how to order records.

There will be no meetings in July and August. The library is located at 47 Powell Avenue.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://www.ifhf.org

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