Generally, the Tompkins County Health Department provides uncertified transcripts of the following types of records for genealogy research purposes:
Birth and death records for all areas of Tompkins County are from 1880 to present with the exception of the following:
The time periods are waived for direct-line ancestors. A direct line ancestor is a person in the direct line of descent, i.e., the child, grandchild, great grandchild of the person whose record is requested. The direct-line ancestor applicant must provide the following:
A person who has been designated to act on behalf of a descendant of the person whose record is being requested may also obtain the above. However, a party acting on behalf of a descendant must provide documentation that the descendant authorized the party to make such application.
The standard fee for a genealogy transcript is $22. This includes a three-year search of the index, the retrieval and re-filing of the records and either a transcript of the record or a no record report. When more than a three-year search is requested, the fee is higher.
|1 to 3 years||
|4 to 10 years||
|11 to 20 years||
|21 to 30 years||
|31 to 40 years||
|41 to 50 years||
|51 to 60 years||
|61 to 70 years||
|71 to 80 years||
|81 to 90 years||
Fee schedule effective 1/1/2010
The fee applies separately to each record requested. For example, the fee for a request consisting of one birth record (1-year search @ $22), plus one death record (25-year search @ $82), is a total of $104.
Please note that a refund is made if the record is found in under the specified search period.
Processing a genealogy request may take from four (4) to six (6) months.
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Tompkins County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
55 Brown Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
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