New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 Records
Family Search provides a list of details about an ancestor with a death certificate in the "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949". Is there any significant information difference between the actual death certificate and the information extracted by Family Search? After years of searching and trying variant spellings of my wife's maiden name in French, I found reference in the collection to a death in Manhattan in 1867. However, the information is very limited. We have a name, that's a victory in itself, date of death (1867), gender, that she died in Manhattan, age and estimated date of birth. I'm assuming from other discussions that acquiring a death certificate either by PDF or mail takes a while and is probably costly. If some one has experience with this, is there much more information in the actual certificate or has Family Search already extracted all that is there? There are examples in other discussions that mention parents, country of origin, place of burial and other useful information. This record has none of that. I see no benefit in ordering the certificate.