Registrar of Vital Statistics

Vital Records - Birth and Death Certificates

Records on File

The Town of Wilson has on file only those births and deaths which occurred in the Town of Wilson. Birth Records are on file beginning with the year 1870, Death Records beginning 1882 and Marriage Records beginning with the year 1884.

To request a copy of a record directly from the New York State Department of Health, visit the NYS Vital Records Website or mail your written request along with the necessary documentation to:
New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section, Genealogy Unit
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0023

Confidentiality and Security of Records

Birth and death certificates contain highly confidential information about the persons to whom they relate. The local registrar is required to maintain the highest level of vital records security to protect the privacy of those individuals.

Birth certificates, death certificates and the indexes related to birth and death certificates are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are not open to public inspection. Access to vital records maintained by local registrars is subject to Public Health Law 4173 and 4174 and the Health Commissioner’s Administrative Rules and Regulations.