Re: NY birth/death certificates
Yes, this is all you need.For Brooklyn [part of New York City], use the form at the following URL ...
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If the death occurred 1948 or before, use:
Fill out the form with as much info as possible [especially if the last name is common].
It can take 1 month to 6 months to get a reply from the city, either the death certificate or a notice stating not found.
From the death certificate, it will probably list the funeral home and the cemetery.Also, you can then apply for the birth certificate since you'll know that information now too.