- Birth Certificate (government issued document only)
- Baptismal record (must list: Person’s full name, date and location of birth, and both parents names)
- Naturalization record
- Census record
- Valid driver’s license
- Employment picture ID
- Immigration record
NO PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED
All documents must be original and clearly legible. Any documents that are written on, taped or laminated are not considered valid.
Applicants whose previous marriage(s) ended in divorce, annulment or death of spouse, must provide proof of dissolution of all previous marriage(s) by presenting a certified copy of Divorce or Civil Annulment or certified copy of Death Certificate for each previous marriage.
*** ALL FOREIGN DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS NOT IN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION ON WHICH APPEARS THE NOTARIZED SIGNATURE OF THE TRANSLATOR. DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS THEY ARE TRANSLATED. ***
A fee of $40.00 is required and includes the cost of the marriage certificate. A blood test is not required. Payment may be made in cash or Mastercard or Visa.
Only the couple can obtain a Certified Transcript of Marriage.
A certified “Transcript of Marriage” can be obtained by applying in person or by mail. If requesting by mail, please indicate the spouses’ full names (maiden names if applicable, date of marriage, where the marriage took place, and residence at the time the marriage license was issued, along with your return address and fee of $10.00. Applicant must also send a copy of valid photo identification.
If requesting in person, either spouse must fill out an “Application for Copy of Marriage Record” form, show valid photo identification and pay the required fee.
If applying in person, cash, MasterCard or VISA accepted. If applying by mail, money order or certified bank-check made payable to “Town Clerk”. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached.
For further information, call the Town Clerk’s office, (516) 624-6335.
In recent years, genealogy has become one of the world’s most popular hobbies. Countless people around the world are actively engaged in some form of family research. Whether it’s to satisfy a curiosity about oneself, provide children with a sense of who their ancestors were or to compile a medical history, people are trying to get in touch with their roots.
Vital records are the cornerstone of genealogical research, providing dates and locations of events in the life of an ancestor, as well as other useful data. And for those whose search leads them to the Town of Oyster Bay, these early vital records might just provide that piece of information about your ancestor you’ve been seeking.
In order to receive a genealogy birth record, the record must be on file for 75 years. Death Certificate must be provided for the requested individual for proof of death. In order to receive a marriage or death genealogy the record must be on file for 50 years. All the above requests require a copy of your photo ID. You must also include your phone number along with a $22.00 money order made payable to “Town Clerk”. The searches include a 1-3 year span. If applicant can prove they are a direct descendent the year specifications are waived. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached.
Requests for genealogy either by mail or in person, may take up to one week to process.