This entry discusses New York ...
- Legal Citations
- Local Laws
- Vital Records
A. Legal Citations
For the most part, legal citation in New York follows
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. A guide called New York Rules of Citation by the editors of the St. John's Law Review (718-990-6655) discusses and provides examples of Bluebook-style citation forms for New York legal materials.
The New York State court system has its own set of rules called the Official Reports Style Manual. For more information on the Manual, see "New Edition of State's 'Tanbook' Implements Extensive Revisions in Quest for Greater Clarity" by Judge Gerald Lebovits (74 N.Y. St. B. J. 8, March/April 2002).
See also the general entry for "Citations."
B. Local Laws
Many municipal codes of the towns, villages and cities in New York State are posted by the General Code company, and a few are posted by the Municipal Code Corporation.
Copies from many New York municipal codes are available from the New York State Library. You may also be able to find municipal codes in law libraries located in or near the municipality. You may also be able to get copies from the municipality.
See also the general "Local Laws" entry and the specific information in the entry for "New York City."
C. Vital Records
Record of births (back to 1881), marriages (back to 1881) and deaths (back to 1880) for New York State (other than New York City) are available in the State Archives (518-474-8955). Birth records are available to the public after 75 years / marriage and death records after 50. The New York State Department of Health posts information on how to get copies of Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce certificates.
See also the general "Vital Records" entry and the specific information in the entry for "New York City."