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Kings County
New York
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County Information
Note: Because the term "New York City" is used very freely in newspapers, bios, etc., we have placed data that doesn't specify EXACTLY what part of "New York City" it's from, here

"New York City"
is composed of 5 counties (aka boroughs):

Bronx County (aka The Bronx)
Kings County (aka Brooklyn)
New York County (aka Manhattan)
Queens County (aka Queens)
Richmond County (aka Staten Island)
New York City is considered the county seat of all of the 5 boroughs.

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs
Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County
Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1919
Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1919
From Library of Congress
Original Contributor: Irving Underhill


Brooklyn is connected to Manhattan by three bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges; a vehicular tunnel, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel; and several subway tunnels.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links Brooklyn with the more suburban borough of Staten Island.
Though much of its border is on land, Brooklyn shares several water crossings with Queens, including the Kosciuszko Bridge (part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway), the Pulaski Bridge, and the JJ Byrne Memorial Bridge, all of which carry traffic over Newtown Creek, and the Marine Parkway Bridge connecting Brooklyn to the Rockaway Peninsula.
(source: wikipedia.org)

View a
list of the neighborhoods of Brooklyn

Brooklyn
						 Bridge

City-County Consolidation:

New York City consolidated with the Counties of Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens , and Richmond (Staten Island) in 1874.

County Seat: New York City
Year Organized: 1683
Square Miles: 309

Courthouse Info:
City Hall
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007-1222

Online Data

Births

Census

Church Histories and Records

County Records

Death Records

County History

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  Burials in Bushwick Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery; bible records for BOGART, DUDLEY, DYCKMAN
Dec 2013:  bio for GRAHAM
Nov 2013:  bios for ABBOTT, ABERCROMBIE, ADAMS, ADDY, ALDRIDGE, ALLEN, ALSOP, ALVORD, ANGELL;  birth announcement for MUNCRO;  obit for SCHIEREN
Aug 2013: marriage announcements for CARPENTER-STORY, MOLDAIVR-GOLDENBERG; Brooklyn Navy Yard and 1849 Whig Party list of important civilian positions in Brooklyn Navy Yard; 1883 Pensioners; Obits for COFFIN, GILE, MOORE, STONE, STUART, SULLIVAN; crime news for BETZ and KELLER
July 2013: marriage announcement for MARTIN-POFFENBERGER
June 2013: Miscellaneous news item for MARSHALL; 50th wedding anniversary news for CROSS; AHRENS, BALLARD, CLEMENT, DUNCAN, EVERETT, HAYES, MORSE, PALMER, WINGATE obits
May 2013: BROOKS, ADAMS, WARREN obits
Apr 2013: Obits for FARMER, COMBS, NIEDRACH, GORMAN, MCGUIRE, BAYLIE, WEBER, MURPHY; LOEWY birth announcement
Mar 2013: bios for FILMER, BELL, FOBES, CORLISS, HARTSON

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