The City of New York has been modernizing the ledgers for Hart Island so family and friends can find loved ones buried there. The information stored in the Hart Island database that is available tot he public is fairly generic.
If you found the information elsewhere, an attorney would have to look at the specifics to see if it was an invasion of privacy. And, knowing where the information is actually stored would also help identify if there is anything that can be done.
No, birth and death records are public information.
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