The Brooklyn Land Conveyance collection documents Brooklyn land transfers from the late 17th Century through to 1896. Organized by block, these abstracts show seller (grantor) and buyer (grantee) information. Please note that these are just abstracts, not the actual deeds. In many cases these abstracts are the only records for these early land transactions that have survived. The New York City Department of Finance has abstracts and deeds for property transfers post-1900.
To find out the block number for a specific address, just enter the address into the New York City Department of Buildings’ online database.
An appointment is not necessary to view materials from this collection, you may use them anytime the library is open to the public.