how do i find free birth/marriage/death records for the 1800s and 1900s...

how do i find free birth/marriage/death records for the 1800s and 1900s in nyc-i know the names of the people

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the names are:
anthony higgins
louis ballat (spelling)
nick meyers


  1. I’m finding Anthony Higgins’ who got married in Nevada, and Canada, but not NYC.

    Could this be the right Louis?:
    New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s
    about Louis Balletto
    Name: Louis Balletto
    Marriage Date: 1883
    Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
    Certificate Number: 30611
    Other Comments: See Family History Library catalog for films 1543971-1562446 (Manhattan) and Film 1653852 (Brooklyn), for actual certificate.
    Source: Marriage Registers, Extracts from Manhattan (1869-1880) and Brooklyn (1895-1897)
    Publisher: Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, New York.
    Publication Place: New York, NY

    There is a Louis-Auguste Ballat and a Louis-Joseph Ballat, but their marriage records are both in Marne, France…

    No Nick Meyers’ records in NY, but there are marriage records for that name in MO and WI.

    I have found that the NY Times has an extensive archive online, from 1850 to 1980. They do charge for these articles, but normally they provide you the headline, the section and page, and the first paragraph so you can make an informed decision on whether to buy an article. They have several articles about Senator Anthony Higgins… You can input search keywords at this link to see what relevant info they might have available:

    I hope this helps!

    Someone on Ancestry has noted this last name should have been written as Ballet:
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Louis Ballot
    Name: Louis Ballot [Louis Ballet]
    Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 7, Bronx, New York
    Age: 42 years
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
    Birthplace: Russia
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse’s Name: Gertrude
    Father’s Birth Place: Russia
    Mother’s Birth Place: Russia
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Year of Immigration: 1893
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 504
    Household Members: Name Age
    Louis Ballot 42 (occupation: manufacturing… in the Clothing industry)
    Gertrude Ballot 31
    Alfreda Ballot 14
    Milton Ballot 9
    (I’m not finding marriage or death records for him)

    Could this be the right Anthony Higgins?:
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    about Anthony Higgins
    Name: Anthony Higgins
    Gender: male
    Spouse Name: Maureen Sullivan
    Number Pages: 1

    Without a birth year or birth place on Anthony Higgins, I’m coming up with thousands of search results. Do you have any information that could narrow it down further?


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