For questions about New York City (i.e. five boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). For other counties of New York State use the new-york-state tag.
The most populous city in the United States, it consists of five boroughs which were consolidated into a single city in 1898. The five boroughs — the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island — are counties of New York State.
Many genealogical records, such as vital records, are maintained separately from the rest of the records pertaining to New York State. Because of that, questions about residents of NYC often require different answers than questions about the rest of New York state.
For more information:
Research Guides and articles:
- Wikipedia: Timeline of New York City
- Wikipedia: City of Greater New York
- FamilySearch Wiki: New York City, New York Genealogy
- Ancestry Wiki: New York Vital Records (covers both NYC and NY State)
- NEHGS/AmericanAncestors: New York Research (covers both NYC and NY State)
- Cyndi's List: Bronx County
- Cyndi's List: Kings County (Brooklyn)
- Cyndi's List: New York City (Manhattan)
- Cyndi's List: Queens County (Long Island)
Cyndi's List: Richmond County (Staten Island)
- Linkpendium: Kings County (Brooklyn)
- Linkpendium: New York County, New York (Manhattan)
- Linkpendium: Queens County
- Linkpendium: Richmond County (Staten Island)
Archives and Libraries: