Now I must ask this, Can I get a copy of the original death cert.
the State from the NYC Dept. of Health. What are they like to deal
Charles Sullivan has done this a lot, I believe. But unless he secretly
joined the list - I'll answer as best I can.
Since you're her son, it should not be bad. I don't know how it is long
distance though. I would mail them a copy of your birth certificate to prove
your relationship to her. And, say, a copy of your driver's license to prove
who you are now. Probably overkill, but won't hurt.
There's pretty good info at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vr/vrdappl.html
Now, Charles says don't say reason for obtaining records is genealogy.
Medical history is always a good one.