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While reading about ordering Genealogical copies from the NY State Archives website today, I discovered something exciting...
The *only* historical New York City vital records that are held at the State Archives in Albany are:
Births from Queens and Richmond Counties, 1881 through 1897!!! *
Notice the years? This was just before Greater NYC was officially created in 1898.
Ordering from Albany has one huge handicap: an 8 month wait time.
*Source: See paragraph beginning "Are there exceptions..." See exception #3.
Hi folks, found an interesting article in a 1970 Staten Island Advance
mentioning that many local folks were going to Alabama for divorces.
Only part of the article was posted at silive, and says "Alabama had been a
popular quickie divorce mecca because it was less expensive than Mexico."
So if you can't find your divorce ... consider elsewhere. Unfortunately
NY's are sealed but I have seen indexes for other boroughs online.
The portion of the article is at