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Guide to Brooklyn (previously Kings County) New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

This page describes sources of genealogical data about Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records. Information about Kings County is included here.


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Brooklyn Borough, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Brooklyn Borough
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1683
County Seat New York City
Courthouse
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Address 209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Website


Brooklyn New York Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Officially, the Borough of Brooklyn is one of five boroughs of greater New York City since 1898. Kings County is coterminous with the Borough of Brooklyn (meaning they have identical borders) and information is listed here.

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Dutch village of Breukelen. The County is located in the southeast area of the state. [1]

Brooklyn, New York Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1880 1880 1683 1683 1787 1663
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

1664 Yorkshire became the first large government unit (not actually a county) organized by New York after the English took control from the The Netherlands. It was divided into three ridings including West Riding (now Richmond, Kings, and most of Queens).[3]

1683 November 1 The Province of New York extinguished Yorkshire, creating Kings County from part of it. [4]

1898 January 21 The five boroughs were consolidated into New York City and her county governments were dissolved. The Borough of Brooklyn became a borough of Greater New York City, with the same borders as Kings County.[5] Some record keeping was retained at the county (now borough) level and other record-keeping transferred to the new city.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Brooklyn New York Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

  • Scott, Kenneth. "Manumissions in Kings County, N.Y., 1797-1825," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 65 (1977):177-180. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 65 (1977).

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Online Help Websites[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
Cemetery of the Evergreens
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

Individual cemeteries:

  • Theevergreenscemetery.com - Evergreens Cemetery (150 year old), Brooklyn, New York. - partial database of interments, collection of photos (ornate headstones and mausoleums) and detailed stories of the famous, infamous, and sometimes quirky individuals buried there.

Census[edit | edit source]

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

  • 1890 Census is missing. For a substitute, see Directories.
Federal[edit | edit source]

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[6]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42.
State[edit | edit source]
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Family History Library - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch Historical Records - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart.
New York City[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

Ann Mensch's Local Catholic Church and Family History & Genealogical Research Guide is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Brooklyn, years when parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Brooklyn parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Registers of the old Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church begin in 1825.

Registers of the old Dutch Reformed Church in New Utrecht begin in 1718.

  • to 1899 - Records of Burials in the Dutch Church, New York. New York, USA: Reformed Dutch Church, 1899. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1688-1804 - Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Françoise à la Nouvelle York": from 1688 to 1804. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1968. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1769-1778 "Seat Owners, Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church, 1769/1778," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 141, No. 2 (Apr. 2010):129-132. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 141.

Other Church Records

  • 1802-1855 Marriages on Long Island, New York, 1802-1855 : marriages performed by Rev. Marmaduke Earl, mainly in the township of Oysterbay, copied by Josephine C. Frost from a manuscript at the Long Island Historical Society of Brooklyn, New York. World Cat 123529720 FHL film 17119
  • 1834-1854 - Wolfert, Marion. Index to Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Matthew, New York City Records. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Marriage index.
  • 1837-1900 - Reilly, James R. comp. St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, New York, Baptism and Marriage Records, Volumes I-II. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Redmond Press, 1996. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Baptisms 1837-1900.
  • 1837-1900 - Reilly, James R. comp. St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, New York, Baptism and Marriage Records, Volumes I-II. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Redmond Press, 1996. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Marriages 1837-1900.
  • 1866-1887 - "Marriages by a Brooklyn Baptist Minister, 1866-1887," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 116, No. 2 (Apr. 1985):94-98; Vol. 116, No. 3 (Jul. 1985):132-140; Vol. 116, No. 4 (Oct. 1985):220-227. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 116.
  • 1878-1882, 1891-1906 Reverend (Pastor) Francis J. Schneider Marriages at NYGenWeb - free.
  • Hundreds of baptismal records submitted by volunteers at NYGenWeb - free.
  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
  • 1820-1978 St. Leonard’s of Port Maurice - Roman Catholic Church Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • Rootsweb message board for Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History[edit | edit source]

Settlement at Brooklyn began in 1637.[7]

Jewish Records[edit | edit source]

The Museum of Family History has compiled a list of synagogues that operated in Brooklyn. Synagogue names, addresses, and town associations (nationalities) are included.[8]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

  • 1679-1694 - McQueen, David. "Kings County, New York, Deeds," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):110-118; Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jul. 1917):291-298; Vol. 48, No. 4 (Oct. 1917):355-361. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 48. Abstracts Kings County Deed Book 1.
  • 1694-1710 - Frost, Josephine C. "Genealogical Gleanings from Book No. 2 of Conveyances, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y.," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1694-1695: Vol. 54, No. 2 (Apr. 1923):105-111; 1695-1697: Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1923):241-251; 1698-1710: Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1923):303-319. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 54.

Additional resources

Additional resources for Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy land records may be found in the Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy – Land Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche may be available for viewing at various Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

King County men served in the 2nd New York Regiment.[9]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37). They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Flatbush · Flatlands · Gravesend · New Lots · New Utrecht · .

Regiments. Service men in Brooklyn, New York served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their city or county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Kings County:[10]


- 3rd Regiment, New York Infantry - 5th Regiment, New York Infantry (Duryee Zouaves), Companies A, B, E, F, G, H and I.
- 7th Regiment, New York Infantry - 7th Regiment, New York Veteran Infantry
- 9th Regiment, New York Infantry - 9th Regiment, New York Infantry (New)
- 10th Regiment, New York Infantry - 13th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies K and L.
- 17th Regiment, New York Veteran Infantry - 20th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies H and K.
- 31st Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I - 36th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I.
- 47th Regiment, New York Infantry - 47th Regiment, New York State Militia (3 months, 1862)
- 48th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and N. - 54th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 57th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C - 59th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company B.
- 62nd Regiment, New York Infantry - 63rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C.
- 67th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A B E F G I and K - 69th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company F.
- 74th Regiment, New York Infantry - 78th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B and C.
- 84th Regiment, New York Infantry - 87th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies B, C, D, F, G, H, I and K.
- 88th Regiment, New York Infantry - 90th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies F, G, H, I and K.
- 95th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company E - 102nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company F.
- 127th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies D and I - 132nd Regiment, New York Infantry
- 133rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies G and I
- 139th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A B C D E F G H I and K
- 155th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies D E and G - 158th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A B C D E F G H I and K
- 159th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies B D F H and K - 163rd Regiment, New York Infantry
- 164th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies E F G H I and K - 165th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company F
- 170th Regiment, New York Infantry - 173rd Regiment, New York Infantry
- 176th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies B D I and K - 186th Regiment, New York Infantry

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

  • 1821-1849 Nichols, Joan M. "Oaths of Intention to Become Citizens Kings County Court of Common Pleas September 18, 1821 to May 8, 1849," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 123, No. 2 (Apr. 1992):75-78; Vol. 123, No. 3 (Jul. 1992):148-152. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 123.
Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films). The courts this index covers are:

  • City Court of Brooklyn, 1836-1894
  • Kings County Court, 1806-1906
  • New York City Marine Court, 1806-1849
  • New York County Common Pleas Court, 1792-1895
  • New York County Superior Court, 1828-1895
  • New York City and County Supreme Court, 1868-1906
  • Queens County Court, 1799-1906
  • Queens County Surrogate Court, 1888-1898
  • Richmond County Court, 1869-1906
  • U.S. Circuit Court Southern District, 1846-1876
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District, (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties), 1865-1906
  • U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906[11]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1938
  • Brooklyn Eagle 1938-1955

Other Brooklyn, New York newspapers are available online.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Poorhouses Poor Law, etc.[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the Kings (Brooklyn) County Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. [12][13]

These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the Kings (Brooklyn) County Surrogate Court.

The petitions for Kings (Brooklyn) County are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:

Online Probate Indexes

Online Probate Records

Original New York, Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923 are available free online at FamilySearch. To view these records either use the Historical Records Search, or to browse click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,610,840 images". Then select the county name, and then the section of the alphabet for the surname of interest.

  • Historical Records - Kings County: Estate Files, 1866-1923 (alphabetical by surname)Digital Records only, no microfilm copies.

Probate Records on Microfilm

Additional probate records to those found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are found on microfilm as follows:



Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
 Brooklyn Historical Society Library
 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street
 Brooklyn, NY 11201
 718-222-4111

Genealogical resources: City directories, wills, scrapbooks, atlases, vital records, censuses, family histories.

Brooklyn Public Library
Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Phone: 718-230-2100

Other Brooklyn Public Library branch locations

Genealogical resources: Brooklyn Daily Eagle morgue clippings ca 1904 to 1955
City Clerk  [edit | edit source]

City Clerk's Office
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, Second Floor, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-802-4107
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4pm
Has:

  • Marriages from 1866 to 1907
  • After 1907 if bride's residence or licenses of nonresidents was obtained in Brooklyn
City Historian  [edit | edit source]

Brooklyn Borough Historian[15]
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
New York, NY 11201
Phone: 718-802-3700
Fax: 718-802-3778
Email: askmarty@brooklynnbp.nyc.gov

City Registrar[edit | edit source]

New York City Register, Borough of Brooklyn[16]
Brooklyn Business Center
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, Room 2, First Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-802-3590

  • Deeds and mortgages
Courthouses[edit | edit source]

King's County government offices have birth, death, burial, marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records. Kings (Brooklyn) County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Brooklyn Borough, New York Genealogy is the Bronx New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies
[edit | edit source]

The Gravesend Historical Society
P.O. Box 1643, Gravesend Station
Gravesend, New York 11223
Phone: 718-375-6831

Kingsborough Historical Society
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oreintal boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Phone: 718-934-3122

Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit source]

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. Vital records from 1880/1882 are kept by town and village clerks, although some (Kent’s and Putnam Valley’s) are available in the County Historian’s Office. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

The County Archives has the following records:

  • 031 Petitions, Licenses, and recognizance to sell liquor (Tavern licenses) 1813-1878
  • 139 Monthly Reports of Hunting and fishing licenses, 1908-1938
  • 165 Certificates of Qualifications as Examiner in Lunacy, 1883-1947

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Birth records from 1866 to 1909 are held at the New York City Municipal Archives. They are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library. A digital version of the Family History Library's guide to New York City birth records is available at FamilySearch Digital Library. Birth records from 1909 to the present can be obtained from the New York City Department of Health ($).

Birth Substitutes

  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Marriage records from 1866 to 1937 are held at the New York City Department of Records. They are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library. A digital version of the Family History Library's guide to New York City marriages is available at FamilySearch Digital Library. Marriage records from 1929 to the present can be obtained from the City Clerk of New York City ($).

  • 1875 Marriages 1875 State Census King County, Brooklyn New York are available online.

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groon, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1839-1864 Stevens, Marian F. An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths. Huntington, New York : Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. FHL Book 974.721 B32s.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
Divorce[edit | edit source]

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death[edit | edit source]

Death records from 1847 to 1853 and 1857 to 1948 are held at the New York City Municipal Archives. They are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library. A digital version of the Family History Library's guide to New York City death records is available at FamilySearch Digital Library. Death records from 1948 to the present can be obtained from the New York City Department of Health ($).

  • 1892-1902 Deaths Reported in the City of New York. New York: Department of Health. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Death Substitutes

  • 1839-1864 Stevens, Marian F. An Index to the Long Islander, 1839-1864, Marriages-Deaths. Huntington, New York : Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Huntington Historical Society, 1974. FHL Book 974.721 B32s.
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Kings County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Kings– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Brooklyn New York Places[edit | edit source]

Brooklyn New York Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

Brooklyn New York Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Brooklyn Borough, New York" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn accessed 20 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooklyn Borough (Kings), New York. Page 488-493 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "York Shire (Province of New York)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at [1] (accessed 16 December 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "York Shire (Province of New York)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at [[2]] (accessed 7 January 2012).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Brooklyn" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at [3] (accessed 4 January 2012).
  6. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  7. Orville B. Ackerly, "Long Island Town Records," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan. 1917):75-76. Digital versions at Internet Archive - free; New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 48.
  8. "Former Synagogues of NYC," UpFront with NGS: Blog of the National Genealogical Society, http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2011/12/former-synagogues-of-nyc.html, accessed 29 December 2011.
  9. "2nd New York Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/ny2.asp, accessed 31 May 2012.
  10. Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). Internet Archive digital copy; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p.
  11. FamilySearch Catalog, FamilySearch, accessed 6 December 2011, http://www.familysearch.org.
  12. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  13. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.
  14. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  15. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogy Address Book (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 421.
  16. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogy Address Book (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 374-375.

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