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Digitized Brooklyn City Directories


The Brooklyn Public Library is in the process of digitizing 33 printed Brooklyn city directories, covering a period from 1856 to 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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