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. Online Additional resources Additional resources for Brooklyn, New York land records may be found in the Brooklyn, New York – Land Records topic page of the Family Search Catalog . The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Kings County: 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.Brooklyn parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37) and can be ordered for viewing at your local Family History Center. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives.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 Mapof 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).1898 January 21 The five boroughs were consolidated into New York City and her county governments were dissolved.
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Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries. Service men in Brooklyn, New York served in various regiments.
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. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their city or county.
Registers of the old Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church begin in 1825. Copies of books found in the Family Search Catalog may be found in World Cat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. The registers include an index at the start of each town. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
United States New York New York City Kings County Brooklyn Borough Guide to Brooklyn and 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, New York families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page.