Find your ancestors in New York City Death Notices, 1835-1880

Learn more about your family in New York City Death Notices from 1835 to 1880. Discover new details about your ancestor, including their date and cause of death, and other information that can help you to continue your family history research.

What can these records tell me?

More than 285,000 deaths are included in this collection. Each record is abstracted from a newspaper notice published during the 19th century. While the information for each person may vary, New York City Death Notices, 1835-1880 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • Date of death
  • Year of birth
  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
  • Place of birth
  • Spouse’s name
  • Parent’s names
  • Newspaper Title
  • Discover more about New York City Death Notices, 1835-1880

    New York City Death Notices includes important biographical and genealogical information about your ancestors. Details are extracted from contemporary city newspapers as the state did not begin official recordkeeping until 1880. Abbreviations for each newspaper are as follows:

  • BE – Brooklyn Eagle
  • NYH – New York Herald
  • NYW – New York World
  • PHO - Phoenix

    Discover information in these records that will help provide you with details you can use to find your relatives in our other collections. You may also be able to find more information about your family members in our collection of local newspapers.