Finding Aid File

Guide to the Kings County Historic Records Microfilm Collection, BCMS.0047

Summary Information

    Repository

    Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Collection

    Creator

    St. Francis College (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).

    Title

    Kings County Historic Records Microfilm Collection

    ID

    BCMS.0047

    Date

    1645-1961, bulk 1650-1900

    Extent

    3.89 Linear feet , 69 reels in 11 boxes

    Location

    Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Shelf 1.2

    Language

    English

    Abstract

    Microfilm reels showing a variety of government records, maps and histories concerning Kings County, New York from 1645-1961.

    Preferred Citation

    This collection should be cited as the Kings County Historic Records Microfilm Collection, Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection.

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Historical Note

Kings County was settled by Europeans beginning in 1636 with a series of land grants provided by the Dutch West India Company. In 1638 the Company purchased a large tract of land in the area of present day Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint; beginning a series of land transfers that would turn the Eastern shoreline, then nearly the whole of Kings County to European control by the late 1640s.

As land grants continued to be doled out, small settlements including Midwout and New Amersfoort began to emerge under the general governance of the Director of New Amsterdam. This changed in 1645 when a group living in the English settlement of Gravesend petitioned Director Willem Kieft for a town charter. The Dutch West India Company quickly implemented a policy granting town charters to Breuckelen (1646), Flatlands/New Amersfoort (1647), Flatbush/Midwout (1652), New Utrecht (1657) and Bushwick/Boswick (1661). With the exception of Gravesend, the towns’ people were responsible for nominating a town magistrate, who was then approved and supervised by Director Peter Stuyvesant (appointed 1647).

In 1664 the English gained control of New Amsterdam, renaming the area New York. On November 29, 1683 the six original towns were established as Kings County, serving as an administrative arm of New York colony. The first acts of county government consisted of various courts and a county clerk to maintain records. Beginning in the early 1700s a Board of Supervisors was established by delegates from each town, who would meet to discuss county issues and appoint various commissioners including County Road Commissioners responsible for various highways across Kings County. In addition to County government, each town was responsible for electing officials to oversee local matters such as the development of new roads and rules governing common woodlands. New offices were created as needed.

The population of Kings County grew rapidly from 1800-1830, especially in the towns of Brooklyn and Bushwick. In 1816 a small area in the town of Brooklyn extending from the East River to today’s Borough Hall was chartered as the village of Brooklyn. Residents of the town of Bushwick followed in 1827 with the creation of the village of Williamsburgh. These villages elected trustees responsible for overseeing the growth and daily concerns of the villages, including the paving of roads and construction of new housing.

In 1833 the village and town of Brooklyn sent an appeal to the New York State Legislature for a city charter, which after several delays was granted in 1834. The remaining towns were slowly annexed to the city of Brooklyn beginning with Bushwick in 1854 and followed by the village of Williamsburgh, which existed briefly as the city of Williamsburg before annexation in 1855. Williamsburg was followed by New Lots (1886), Flatbush (1894), Gravesend (1894), New Utrecht (1894) and Flatlands (1896). The city of Brooklyn was consolidated into greater New York on January 1, 1898.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 61 microfilm reels showing a variety of documents concerning Kings County, New York from the mid-17th century to the late 19th century. The earliest records include town meeting minutes, births of enslaved persons, health records, deeds and court records for the towns of Bushwick, Gravesend, Flatbush, Flatlands and New Utrecht. Records for the village of Williamsburgh begin in 1832. A few records appear in Dutch with an English translation on the opposite page. Some records are typed and handwritten copies made in the 1920s and 1940s.

Records beginning circa 1830 show the towns’ transition from rural farmland to smaller, gridded lots. Maps overlay new lots with boundary lines and conveyance dates of original farms. Detailed street papers and sewer plans appear with short histories of many County roads including Kings Highway.

Several reels also contain thesis and term papers for students attending the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The papers cover a broad range of topics including education, law enforcement and manufacturing in Brooklyn. Profiles of prominent citizens and histories of cultural institutions are also covered.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by reel number. Records are listed under each reel in order of appearance.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Collection , 2018

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
718.230.2762
bcref@bklynlibrary.org

Access

This collection is located in the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza. The collection may only be used in the library and is not available through interlibrary loan. Requests to view the collection must be made at least 48 hours in advance of visit.

Use

While many items in the Brooklyn Collection are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The researcher assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Provenance

Collection acquired from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, most likely after the Institute’s 1988 closure.

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Related Materials

Documents relative to the colonial history of the state of New York. Weed, Parsons and Co. 1853-1857.

Flint, Martha Bockée. Long Island before the Revolution; a colonial study. I. J. Friedman. 1967.

Innes, John H. New Amsterdam and its people; studies, social and topographical, of the town under Dutch and early English rule. I.J. Friedman. c1969.

Jaray, Cornell. Historic chronicles of New Amsterdam, colonial New York, and early Long Island. I.J. Friedman. 1968.

Ment, David. The Shaping of a City, A Brief History of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Educational & Cultural Alliance. 1979.

Reynolds, Samuel. A history of the city of Williamsburgh, N.Y. : containing a succinct account of its early settlement, rapid growth and prosperous condition, with many other important and interesting facts connected with the same. J.C. Gandar. 1852.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatlands (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
  • Kings County (N.Y.)
  • New Lots (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.)

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Collection Inventory

Reel 1 

The Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven Through His Eldest Son Gerret Wolphertsen Van Couwenhoven , circa 1650-1850 

The Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven Through His Son Jacob Wolphertsen Van Couwenhoven , circa 1650-1850 

The Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven Through His Youngest Son Peter Wolphertsen Van Cowenhoven , circa 1650-1850 

The Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven Through His Three Sons Gerret, Jacob and Peter Together With Their Spouses , circa 1650-1850 

Slave Holders in Kings County, Flatbush, Certified Births of Negro Children , 1799-1826 

A True List of All the Slaves of the Township of Newuytreght (New Utrecht) in Kings County , 1800-1830 

Slaves Register and Record of Personal Mortgages , 1799-1830 

New Utrecht Town Records, Town Meetings, Deeds , 1659-1831 

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Reel 2 

Van Kouwen, Convor Items Abstracted in 1938 From Manuscript by Tunis G. Bergen , circa 1650-1790 

Index, Probate of Wills , 1850-1890 

Bushwick Town Records. History, Deeds, Road Records, Births of Slaves, etc. , 1660-1825 

In Dutch and English

Brooklyn Town Meeting Book , 1785-1823 

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Reel 3 

Old Road Abstracts Index , circa 1650-1800 

Maps Without Histories , 1646-1876 

Old Road Abstracts, First Division , circa 1695-1852 

Historical Notes, Flatlands , circa 1670-1850  

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Reel 4 

Historical Notes, Flatlands , circa 1650-1900 

Historical Notes, Flatbush , circa 1670-1900 

Historical Notes, New Utrecht , circa 1650-1900 

Historical Notes, Gravesend , circa 1650-1900 

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Reel 5 

Copies of Deeds and Patents in Secretary of State’s Office , circa 1630-1700 

Patents , circa 1654-1680 

Wills Volume I , 1658-1890 

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Reel 6 

Wills Volume 2 , 1653-1876 

Wills Volume 3 , 1653-1895 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume I , 1647-1887 

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Reel 7 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume 2 , circa 1650-1890 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume 3 , circa 1650-1890 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume 4 , circa 1650-1890 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume 5 , circa 1650-1890 

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Reel 8 

Un-Recorded Deeds, Volume 5 , circa 1650-1890 

Book 700, Bushwick Town Records, History, Deeds, Births of Slaves , 1660-1825 

Book 601, Williamsburgh Town Clerk’s Book , 1842-1855 

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Reel 9 

Book 682, Williamsburgh Town Records , 1832-1837 

Kings County Court and Road Records, Volume 1 , 1692-1825 

Kings County Court and Road Records, Volume 2 , 1668-1766 

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Reel 10 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 1 , 1645-1653 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 2 , 1653-1705 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 3 , 1656-1705 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 4 , 1662-1699 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 5 , 1672-1686 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 6 , 1645-1701 

Gravesend Town Records, Book 7 , 1699-1872 

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Reel 11 

Gravesend Town Records, Miscellaneous , 1664-1834 

Gravesend Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 1 , 1724-1896 

Audits, Bonds, Commons Lands, Elections, Excise, Fire Department, Gas and Electric

Gravesend Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 2 , 1800-1894 

Health, Highway, Jurors Lists, Oyster Permits, Police Commissioner, Rail Road, School Trustees

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Reel 12 

Gravesend Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 3 , 1823-1894 

Schools, Sewers

Gravesend Street Papers, A-G , circa 1880-1900 

Gravesend Street Papers, H-Z , circa 1880-1900 

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Reel 13 

Gravesend Street Papers, H-Z (continued) , circa 1880-1900 

Gravesend Town Meeting, Town Board Papers , 1736-1894 

Gravesend Common Lands Papers , 1852-1894 

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Reel 14 

Gravesend Board of Health Minutes , 1884-1886 

Gravesend 312-315-316, Town Board Minutes , 1884-1894 

Gravesend 313, Town Meeting, Town Board Minutes , 1873-1894 

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Reel 15 

Gravesend 314, Town Meetings, Town Board Minutes , 1873-1883 

Gravesend 317, School Accounts, Births of Slaves , 1830-1843, 1799-1819 

Gravesend 318, School District #1 Records , 1857-1894 

Gravesend 319-320 Record of Troops , 1861-1865 

Gravesend 321, Common Law Trustees Minutes , 1880-1894 

Gravesend 323, Board of Health Minutes , 1889-1890 

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Reel 16 

Gravesend 323, Board of Health Minutes , 1887-1889 

Gravesend 324, Board of Health Minutes , 1890-1893 

Gravesend 325, Board of Health Minutes , 1893 

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Reel 17 

Gravesend 326-327-328-330-331, Sewer Construction Accounts , 1885-1895 

Gravesend 329, Board of Health Sewer Construction Records, Volume 2 , 1885-1887 

Gravesend 329, Board of Health Sewer Construction Records, Volume 2 , 1885-1887 

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Reel 18 

Gravesend 333, Board of Health Account with Town Treasury , 1886-1889 

Gravesend Cash Book Journal , 1886-1890 

Gravesend 335, Sewer Construction Record , 1887-1889 

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Reel 19 

Gravesend 337, Town Auditor Minutes , 1879-1894 

Gravesend 338, Street Invoice Book , 1885-1886 

Gravesend 340-342, Street Sewer Bonds , 1886-1893 

Gravesend 344, Health Board Minutes , 1886-1887 

Gravesend 344, Health Board Minutes , 1887 

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Reel 20 

New Utrecht Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 1 , 1796-1894 

Minutes, Military, Notice of Stray Animals, Drift Timber, Supervisor Accounts, Taxes, Water Company, School Papers

New Utrecht Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 2 , 1840-1894 

Audits, Excise Commissioners, Fence Viewers, Fire Department, Board of Health, Jury Lists, Drainage, Police Department, Flagging

New Utrecht Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 3 , 1801-1895 

Bath Beach Sewer, Street Improvements, Highways

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Reel 21 

New Utrecht Highway Commissioners Report , 1833-1894 

New Utrecht 2000-2002, Town Records, History and Deeds , 1659-1831 

Flatlands Bergen Papers , 1677-1849 

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Reel 22 

New Utrecht School Papers , 1827-1894 

New Utrecht Street Papers Volume 1, A-B , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 2, C-E , circa 1880-1895 

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Reel 23 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 2, C-F , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 3, F , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 4, G-R , circa 1880-1895 

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Reel 24 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 4, G-R , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 5, S , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Street Papers, Volume 6, T-Z , circa 1880-1895 

New Utrecht Town Meeting Minutes, Book 204-207 , 1793-1829 

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Reel 25 

Flatbush Book 100, Liber A, Deeds, Wills , circa 1670-1700 

Flatbush Book 101, Liber AA, Deeds , 1676-1682 

Flatbush Book 102, Liber B, Deeds , 1700-1708 

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Reel 26 

Flatbush Book 1003, Liber B, Court Minutes and Deeds , circa 1650-1665 

Flatbush Book 1004, Liber C, Deeds , circa 1665-1700 

Flatbush Book 1005, Liber D, Court Minutes, Volume 1 , circa 1665-1670 

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Reel 27 

Flatbush Book 1005, Liber D, Court Minutes, Volume 2 , 1669-1670 

Flatbush Book 1005, Liber D, Court Minutes, Volume 2 , circa 1670-1680 

Flatbush Book 106, Town Accounts, Town Meetings , 1663-1680, 1701-1762  

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Reel 28 

Flatbush Book 107, Court and Slave Records, Town Meetings , 1679-1819 

Flatbush Book 108, Town Records , 1819-1851 

Flatbush Book 109, Town Board Minutes , 1875-1882 

Flatbush Books 110-116, Supervisors Annual Reports , 1885-1894 

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Reel 29 

Photos, Prints (negative images) , circa 1900-1950 

Bridges, Buildings, Churches, Transportation, Schools

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Reel 30 

Photos, Prints (negative images) , circa 1900-1950 

Coney Island, Hospitals, Residences, Revolutionary War

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Reel 31 

Old Road Abstracts, First Division , circa 1650-1830 

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Reel 32 

Photographs and Prints , circa 1920-1950 

Coney Island, Schools, Street Scenes

Old Road Abstracts, First Division , circa 1650-1830 

New Utrecht Town Meeting Minutes, Book 208-241 , 1827-1894 

New Utrecht, Book 209-211-213, Slaves and Strays Record , 1795-1822 

New Utrecht 203, Election Returns , 1799-1822 

New Utrecht 212 and 217, Road Records , circa 1700-1860 

Photographs and Prints 

Parks, Hospitals, Schools, Street Scenes

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Reel 33 

New Utrecht 215 and 218, Supervisor Accounts , 1823-1870 

New Utrecht 216 and 221, Supervisor Accounts , 1875-1894 

New Utrecht 220, 224, 230, Supervisor Accounts, Bonds , 1835-1900 

New Utrecht 222-223, Supervisor Accounts, Streets , 1885-1894 

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Reel 34 

Photos and Prints , circa 1900-1920 

Churches, Coney Island, Houses, Meeting Notices, Street Scenes

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Reel 35 

New Utrecht 225, Oaths and Bonds , 1877-1893 

New Utrecht 226, Oaths , 1885-1894 

New Utrecht 227, Drainage Assessments , circa 1860-1870 

New Utrecht 228, Chattel Mortgages , 1850-1880 

New Utrecht 229, Chattel Mortgages , 1875-1892 

New Utrecht 233-235, Record of Troops , 1851-1865 

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Reel 36 

New Utrecht 237, Sewer Commissioner’s Journal, Bath Beach , 1889-1894 

New Utrecht 239, Commissioner’s Journal, Bath Beach Improvement , 1894-1895 

New Utrecht 242-263, Assessment Rolls , 1830-1854 

New Utrecht 264-268, Assessment Rolls , 1855-1859 

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Reel 37 

New Utrecht 268-273, Assessment Rolls , circa 1830-1865 

New Utrecht 2074-2077 , 1866-1869 

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Reel 38 

Flatbush Street Papers, Volume 1, A-D , 1855-1895 

Flatbush Street Papers, Volume 2, E-K , 1855-1895 

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Reel 39 

Flatbush Street Papers, Volume 3, L-M , circa 1855-1895 

Flatbush Street Papers, Volume 4, N-R , circa 1855-1895 

Flatbush Street Papers, Volume 5, R-Z , circa 1855-1895 

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Reel 40 

Flatbush Miscellaneous, Volume 1 , 1652-1708 

Issue of Country Life in America , 1908 (June) 

Flatbush Miscellaneous, Volume 2 , 1658-1799 

Flatbush Book 117-121, School District 3, Tax Lists , 1879-1882 

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Reel 41 

Flatbush Book 121-122, School District 3, Tax Lists , 1883-1884 

Flatbush 123-125, 127, 130, School Accounts Census , 1875-1893 

Flatbush Book 131, Justice’s Court Records , 1887-1892 

Flatbush Book 132, Board of Health Minutes , 1874-1886 

Re-Mounted Maps , 1899-1907 

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Reel 42 

Flatbush Book 134, Chattel Mortgages , 1883-1890 

Flatbush Book 136-137, State Census , 1845 

Flatbush Book 138-139, Improvement Board, Cash Book and Ledger , 1872-1894 

Flatbush Book 140-143, Highway Commissioner's and Treasurer's Receipts , 1869-1888 

Flatbush Book 144-148, Highway Commissioner's and Treasurer's Receipts , 1874-1893 

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Reel 43 

Flatbush Book 148, Highway Commissioner's and Treasurer's Receipts , 1893 

Flatbush Book 149, Highway Commissioner’s Minutes , 1877-1884 

Flatbush Books 150-152, Highway Commissioner’s and Treasurer’s Account , 1859-1889 

Flatbush Books 153-155, Highway Commissioner’s, Treasurer’s Account Crosswalks, Ocean Avenue , 1872-1892 

Flatbush Book 160, Improvement Board Minutes , 1872-1875 

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Reel 44 

Flatbush Book 160, Improvement Board Minutes , 1872-1875 

Flatbush Book 161, Improvement Board Minutes , 1885-1894 

Flatbush Books 162-163, Assessment Sales, Treasurer’s Book , 1874-1893 

Flatbush Book 164, Assessment Sales, Clerk’s Book , 1874-1893 

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Reel 45 

Abstracts of Old Roads , 1650-1852 

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Reel 46, Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1958 

Bligh, Thomas F. History of the Press in Brooklyn and Kings County. 

Hudson, William. The Flatlands Story. 

Green, Thomas R. Inns and Taverns, Their Place in Brooklyn History. 

McCarthy, Arthur E. The Assimilation and Integration of Various Groups Coming to Brooklyn. 

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Reel 47 

Street Index Cards , 1957 

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Reel 48 

Laws of County Clerk and Register’s Office , circa 1810-1930 

A Memorial of Saint Paul’s Church , 1888 

Historic Greenpoint , circa 1940 

Brooklyn Village 1816-1834 , 1938 

Historical Sketch of the South Brooklyn Savings Institution , 1924 

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Reel 49, Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1958 

Sabbarese, Pasquale Vincent. Catholic Footprints in Brooklyn. 

Kennedy, G.A. Growth and Development of the Police Department in the City of Brooklyn 1646-1898. 

Gordon, John C. The Brooklyn Bridge. 

Reilly, John H. Brooklyn’s Contribution to the Six Wars. 

Reilly, William F. Manufacturing and Commerce in Brooklyn 1609-1958. 

Mannino, Joseph A. Mayors and Borough Presidents of Brooklyn. 

Reilly, Thomas G. A History of Brooklyn Ferries Including the Eastern District Ferries 1642-1958. 

McCarthy, John B. The Life of Thomas Dongan as Governor of New York. 

Randazzo, Joseph S. Old Roads and Highways of Brooklyn. 

D’Ambra, Francis N. History of Brooklyn Theater. 

Bartlett, Clifford A. The Battle of Brooklyn. 

Mastrion, Guy. The City of Williamsburgh 1852-1854. 

Sullivan, Lawrence. Thesis on Flatbush and New Lots. 

Markham, James Kevin. Athletic Clubs in Brooklyn. 

Clancy, Martin. Why Brooklyn Should Not Become a City. 

Morgan, William F. Shipbuilding in the Borough of Brooklyn. 

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Reel 50A 

175th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, Commemorative Stamps Scrapbook , 1952 

Jennie Jerome Scrapbook , 1952 

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Reel 50B 

Jennie Jerome Scrapbook , 1952 

175th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, Commemorative Stamps Scrapbook , 1952 

Verrazano Rededication Scrapbook , 1924-1952 

The Tiger, History and Recovery Scrapbook , circa 1945 

Supervisor Minutes, Volume 1 , 1714-1782 

Supervisor Minutes, Volume 2 , 1784-1797 

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Reel 51 

Indian Purchase , 1654 

Supervisor Minutes, Volume 3 , 1798-1829 

Flatbush Town Meetings, Town Board, Supervisors Papers , 1817-1894 

Williamsburgh Trustees Minutes , 1827-1832 

Gravesend Book 307 Town Records , 1799-1845 

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Reel 52 

Williamsburgh Town Records, Number 5 , 1842-1855 

Secret Sessions of Board Alderman , 1835-1860 

Flatlands, Minutes of Town Meetings , 1783-1857 

City of Brooklyn, Ordinances , 1834-1847 

Reports of Commissioners , 1835-1839 

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Reel 53 

Index to Marriages Performed by Mayors of Brooklyn , 1839-1887 

Marriage Records (Mayors) , 1839-1887 

Marriages in Kings County , 1864-1865 

Records of Bushwick, Flatlands and Flatbush , 1846-1851 

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Reel 54 

Williamsburgh Reports of Special and Standing Committees , 1853-1854 

Williamsburgh Reports of Special and Standing Committees , 1854 

Map Index , circa 1680-1850 

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Reel 55, Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1959-1961 

Brother Malachy. Brooklyn’s Red Hook. , 1959 

Wolynez, Melvin. Melrose Hall. 

Juliana, Mary. Colonial Dutch Life in Flatbush as Portrayed by the Lott Family. , 1961 

Mingione, Joseph. A History of the Gravesend Fisheries. , 1960 

Chrysostom, Mary. The Negro in Brooklyn, From Slavery to Freedom. , 1960 

Mary Emily. Catholic Childcare in Brooklyn During the 19th Century. , 1959 

Joseph, Maureen. Green-Wood Cemetery. 

Raymond, Mary. Brooklyn Post Office. , 1960 

Monahan, Kenneth. Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Abolitionist, and the Anti-Slavery Movement 1830-1860. , 1961 

Jerome, Francis. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, a Community Resource Center. , 1961 

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Reel 56, Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1961 

Eliphalet Williams Bliss. 

Pantano, Anthony. History of The Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

O’Kelly, James S. Brooklyn Theater Fire. 

Mason, Thomas J. Law Enforcement in Brooklyn During the English Period. 

Martin, Harold J. The Revolution of Jacob Leisler 1689-1691. 

Reardon, Alan J. New York Benevolent Despot Governor Richard Nicolls 1664-1668. 

McCormick, John J. William Kieft. 

Brother Jeremiah. Peter Stuyvesant. 

Mastrion, Robert J. History of Epiphany Roman Catholic Church. 

Kehoe, Frank. Colonel Alfred W. Wood. 

McMahon, James. History of Brooklyn Preparatory High School. 

Rose, Cornelius. The Conditions, Accounts and Memorials Concerning the Prison Ship Martyrs of Wallabout Bay 1776-1783. 

Castelli, Joseph J. Influence of Hugh McLaughlin on Brooklyn Politics. 

Gallagher, Hugh E. The Conquest of Pestilence in Brooklyn 1804-1873. 

Jeanne Ellen. The Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, 1861. 

Anne Kathleen. The Brooklyn Trolley Strick of 1895. 

Milewski, John S. Seth Low on Municipal Reform and Civil Service. 

Zufolo, Michael-Anthony. Peter Caesar Alberti, The First Italian Settler on Brooklyn. 

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Reel 57, Titles 1-9 are Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1957 

Keane, Joseph. The First English Period 1664-1673. 

Infranco, Anthony. Political Nativism in Brooklyn. 

Scotti, Frank Gene. The Third Voyage of Henry Hudson. 

Dorsa, Joseph P. Early Land Grants, Deeds and Settlements in the Five Dutch Towns of the Borough of Brooklyn. 

Byrne, Thomas F. The Early Catholic Church in Brooklyn. 

Butler, Jerome. The Story of Gravesend, It’s Settlement and Development. 

Goydas, John. The Second Half of English Control 1673-1782. 

Guadagno, Vincent. The Indian Period. 

Varasano, Robert A. The Discoverer of Brooklyn. 

The City that Belongs to the World , 1957 

Lyman, Susan E. The Face of New York.  1955 

Anderw-Ditmas, Charles. Historic Homesteads of Kings County.  1909 

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Reel 58 

Town Maps of Brooklyn and Bushwick , 1895-1896 

Flatbush Farm Plans 1-30 , circa 1890 

Flatbush New Plans , circa 1890 

New Utrecht New Plans , circa 1890 

Flatlands New Plans , circa 1890 

Kings County, Sketch Plans , circa 1890 

Kings County, Working Plans , circa 1890 

Detailed Estate and Old Farm Lines, Atlas of the City of Brooklyn, Volumes 1-6 , 1880 

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Reel 59, Student Papers from the James A. Kelly Institute for Historical Studies at St. Francis College, 1957 

Todd Shipyard Corporation 

Ryan, Patrick M. Courts of Kings County. 

Thompson, Robert F. The Domestic History of Brooklyn During the Pre-Revolution Period. 

Brother De Manafort. The Development of Transportation in Brooklyn. 

Nalewski, Walter. The Rise in Education in Brooklyn from 1860-1898. 

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Reel 60 

Court and Road Records , 1668-1690 

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Reel 61, All Records circa 1890 

Brooklyn Farm Plans A-G, 1-76 

Brooklyn File Map A-G, 1-76 

Bushwick Farm Plans 1-33 

Bushwick Map Plans 1-33 

New Lots Farm Plans 1-30 

New Lots Map Plans 1-30 

Gravesend Map Plans 1-48 

Gravesend Farm Plans 1-48 

Gravesend Farm Plan 44 

Flatlands Plans 1-45 

New Utrecht Farm Plans 1-50 

New Utrecht Farm Plan 7 

New Utrecht Map Plans 1-50 

New Utrecht Map Plan 46 

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