Curious how to handle a citation for this one. A few years ago I order a certified Death Certificate from the NYC Municipal Archives. The certificate is dated 1901 and labeled at the top "State of New York, Certificate and Record of Death". However, this is a local-level certificate. The death took place at the Soldiers and Sailors home in New Brighton, New York which is located in the borough of Staten Island. That said the certificate does not show that it was filed locally and no where do I see a label for Staten Island - although there is an illegible stamp at the top.
Would it be acceptable to put the Borough of Staten Island in square brackets at the beginning of the citation?
[Borough of Staten Island], death certificate (certified) no. 186 (1901) for Joe Jones; Municipal Archives, New York City.