1934 - 1970, 1972 - 1974 
The Brooklyn Public Library:
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Public Library

New York State Library
Albany, New York
City Directories & Telephone Books  
on Microfilm & Microfiche

City Directories on microfilm or microfiche and 
selected Telephone Books on microfilm are filed in cabinets 
in the 7th floor Microforms Area. City Directories and 
Telephone Books do not circulate, but are available for use 

BROOKLYN, New York: 1822 - 1826, 1829 - 1860/61 (fiche); 
There are two sets of microfilm: 
1796, 1802/03, 1811/12, 1822 - 1910, (1911 not 
published), 1912 - 1913, (1914 - 1932 not published), 
1861 - 1902 

New YorkC Municipal Archives
31 Chambers St.
Brooklyn,New York.USA 
have these Directories also.
These directories are a wonderfully surprising 
place to find out info on your ancestors.They tell 
name/address/and occupation.They also have a "yellow 
pages" type directory,for listing by subject.
Ex:Liquor Dealers/Basket Makers/Flour Merchants etc.

NOTE:For those who have not used the city directory 
microfiche, please remember the dates when various 
municipalities joined Brooklyn as a political jurisdiction. 
Check the microfiche for directories under the 
neighborhood's name, in the years it was an independent municipality. 

Brooklyn Public Library/Business Library: 
280 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, New York, 

(including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle,1841-1963), 
telephone directories, 
city directories,
passenger ship information

Brooklyn Public Library/Central Library:
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 230-2762
Local histories, town records, city directories, 
telephone directories, newspapers 
(including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1955), 
maps, newspaper clippings, photographs.

Buildings Department/ Brooklyn: 
Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York, 

City Clerk’s Office Brooklyn
Marriage License Bureau: 
(marriage records from 1908)
Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 802-3581

City Register’s Office/ Brooklyn: 
State Supreme Court
Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 802-3590 
Property records,deeds, mortgages, maps:1689 to the present

County Clerk’s Office/ Brooklyn: 
State Supreme Court
360 Adams Street 
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 643-5790
Incompetency records (718)643-5894 
(Naturalizations and all other records) 
State census records:
Kings County (1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925)
Federal census records, Kings County (1850-80)
Naturalizations and Declarations of Intentions
State Supreme Court, 1856-1924, and other records

Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records New York City:
125 Worth Street
New York, New York, 10013
(212) 566-8193 or 8194
birth records from (1898- present)
death records from (1930-present)for the five boroughs of New YorkC

Family History Center (LDS): 
125 Columbus Ave
New York, New York
(212) 873 1690

Landmarks Preservation Commission: 
100 Old Slip
New York, New York, 10005
(212) 487-6800

Municipal Archives/ New York City: 
31 Chambers Street
New York, New York
(212) 788-8577
Birth records (pre-1910), 
death records (pre-1949), 
marriage records (pre-1938)
for New YorkC and vital records (pre-1898) for those areas
joining New YorkC in 1898

Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame: 

Borough President’s Office: 
(718) 802-3700
National Archives/ New York Branch: 
201 Varick Street
New York,New York
(212) 337-1300
All extant Federal census records, naturalization records, 
immigrant and passenger arrivals, and other records

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: 
122 E.58th Street
New York, New York 
(212) 755-8532
Genealogies, local histories, vital records, census
records, city directories, heraldic books,specializing in New York 
and the Northeast Manuscripts and microforms available only to members

What they have..Indexes;

New York Historical Society: 
170 Central Park West
New York, New York
(212) 873-3400
Local histories, maps newspapers, and manuscripts 
for New York State and the surrounding states.

New York Public Library
Local History and Genealogy Division: 
42nd Street and Fifth Ave
New York, New York
(212) 930-0828
Genealogies, local histories, heraldic books, census record 
(federal and state, check for availability) city directories, 
telephone directories,vital records
New YorkC Health Dept. Indexes, passenger records,and photographs

Queens Borough Public Library
Long Island Division:
89-11 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, New York
(718) 990-0770
Local histories, genealogies, vital records,town records, 
property records, passenger records,census records, 
city directories, telephone directories, 
Newspapers: Brooklyn Daily Eagle,1841-1955,Herald Tribune morgue
and a huge Queens selection.
Maps, and photographs for the four counties of Long Island

Queens College/ Historical Documents Collection: 
Queen College
History Dept
Powdermaker Hall
Flushing, New York
(718) 520-7910 or 7366 
(History Dept.) Original New YorkC documents dating from the 
17th thru 19th centuries. Included are court records, property
records, tax assessments, coroner’s office records,
town records, Revolutionary War pension petitions, and
colonial and national newspapers 
(Access restricted/contact HDC for information)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York Public Library
515 Lenox Ave
New York, New York
(212) 491-2200
Black history material, Federal census records, 1790-1880 (all states) 
1900 (some states,including New York) 
1910 (some states) Soundex, 1880, 1900 (all states) 
May be viewed at New YorkPL/ 42nd street by request

Surrogate’s Court/ Brooklyn: 
Supreme Court Building
2 Johnson Street
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 643-8016
Probate, administration, guardianship, and adoption
records, (1785 to the present)

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research Archives: 
555 W.57th Street
Suite 1100
New York, New York