Jurisdiction: New York State (Broome County)
I am trying to obtain a copy of my great-grandfather's death certificate (died 1951 in Broome County NY) in support of a dual citizenship application.
As I am not a parent, sibling, or child of the deceased, I cannot request a copy of the death certificate. However, no person parent, sibling or child of the deceased is currently alive. Therefore, NY State Vital Records indicated that I need a 'court order' to receive a copy of the death certificate.
There is plenty of information about different petitions for Surrogate's Court relating to wills, estate and probate proceedings and petitions that require a death certificate be attached. However, I cannot find guidance on how to petition the court for a order that NY Vital Records provide a certified copy of the death certificate to me.
Any insight on the next steps to petition Surrogate's Court is greatly appreciated.