I am doing research on the Gardenier surname in New York State. From Gardenier came
Gardinier, Gordinier, Gaudineer and many, many other spellings. If the surname begins
with Gard-, Gaud-, or Gord-, and ends in -ier, -eer, -ear, or -yer then it is very likely
to be descended from Gardenier. I am interested in people who had any of these spellings
as long as the person was born with the name or married someone with the name.
New York State has vital records certificates available beginning in 1880 (deaths) and
1881 (births and marriages). Vital records certificates for genealogy will probably
double in price in the next month or two (as soon as the budget passes). If anyone has a
Gardenier, Gordinier, etc. for whom they want to get a certificate before the price
increase, as long as I can get a photocopy of the certificate, I would be willing to
submit the paperwork to the NYS Health Dept. at no charge except for the current $11
certificate fee. Done in this manner, the usual waiting time is about 2 weeks instead of
6 months or more.
The following year ranges interest me and are covered by the offer above.
Deaths: 1880-1953 (if born before 1921)
Certificates for Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers are not available from the Health Dept.
before 1914 (they had their own system through 1913). New York City vital records are not
available through the state. For the rest of the state, certificates will be available if
the information was collected at the local level and submitted to the state.