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Digitized Brooklyn City Directories

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Brooklyn Public Library has digitized and made available 31 Brooklyn city and business directories for the period 1856-1908.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries

Subjects: Genealogy; New York City History

Notes: Each directory is a PDF file and will open in a separate window.  The files are large and may take a few minutes to load, depending on your Internet connection.

Print Equivalent: Microfilm copies of Brooklyn City Directories spanning 1796-1933/34 are available in the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Room 119.

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