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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.

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