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Early Brooklyn & Queens Deaths

This database contains records for the following towns and years:


Flatbush 1847-1851, 1880-1896, Flatlands 1880-1897, Gravesend 1870-1899, New Lots 1881-1896, New Utrecht 1870-1899, Other Towns 1881-1896


Newtown 1881-1897, College Point 1890-1897, Long Island City 1871-1897, Town of Jamaica 1881-1897, Village of Jamaica 1890-1897, Rockaway Beach 1897-1898, Village of Far Rockaway 1890-1897, Town of Far Rockaway 1890-1897, Village of Flushing 1890-1897, Village of Whitestone 1890-1897, Town of Flushing 1881-1897, Richmond Hill 1896-1897

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames.

Exact Match (“is exactly”): This is the default surname search method.

Soundex (“sounds like”): This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that “sound” similar to what you spelled out.

Wild Card: With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search when there are a large number of search results.

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