Bookmarks : Genealogy: NYC & Brooklyn
Brooklyn became a city in 1834, having absorbed other villages including Flatush. In 1855 it was the third largest city in the country. In 1898 it became a borough of New York City. Each borough is a separate county; Brooklyn is Kings County. The island of Long Island includes four counties, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.
Resource and Database Sites:
- Italian Genealogical Group. Not just for Italians and a lot on NYC.
- German Genealogy Group. Ditto.
- NYC Births, 1846-1909 on FamilySearch.
- Brooklyn Public Library Digital Collections including city directories.
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1955. Free access.
- Online New York Naturalization Records and Indexes.
- Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page.
- Long Island Genealogy. Includes some indexing of the Queen's County Sentinel.
- Brooklyn Enrolled Voters, pub. 1919.
- Direct Me NYC, phone books for 1940; find census ED number
- NYC Records including a huge photo collection.
- Brooklyn Visual Heritage photo collection.
- Hart Island, a "potter's field".
- New York State Historical Association -- their library page.
- New York State Archives.
- In Ancestry, "New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919."
- A search tool for Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn.
- Suffolk County [Long Island] historic newspapers.
- New York & New Jersey 1888 Telephone Directory. Brooklyn at the beginning.
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1905 Almanac.
- 1881 Brooklyn Street Directory.
- A professional genealogist's blog with some databases, Brooklyn Genealogy.
- Green-Wood Cemetery with a search function.
- Historical Index to the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York. Indexes Valentine's Manuals, 1841-1870.
- New York Index, miscellaneous county files, mostly very early.
- New York State Historic Newspapers.
This page last updated 16 September 2015.
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