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Vital records registration started in New York State (outside of New York City) in 1881.   In most areas of New York State birth and death records are kept by the Town Clerks but in some areas, like Tompkins County, they are kept by the counties.  Certificates are also filed with the New York State Department of Health. 


Tompkins County Birth Certificates (Includes Link to NYS Health Dept.)


Tompkins County Death Certificates (Includes Link to NYS Health Dept.)


The Town Clerk is no longer a sub registrar for Records.

Please contact or submit to Tompkins County Vital Records


How to Obtain Birth & Death Records

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