The New York State Genealogical Research Death Index had been updated and now includes deaths up to Dec. 31, 1969.
The index starts at 1957. However, the index does not includes deaths for the five boroughs of New York City.
The index provides the date of death, gender, age at death, New York State file number and residence code.
In order to interpret the residence code number, you must go to the far right of the page and click on the red tab that says About. Scroll down to attachments and open either the third attachment for Out of State codes or the fourth attachment for New York State Gazetteer.
To search the index, go to: https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Genealogical-Research-Death-Index-Beginning-1957/vafa-pf2s/data