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The Library & Archives makes its materials available to all researchers. We welcome scholars, teachers and students at all levels, genealogists, artists, documentarians, and anyone else curious about the history of the area.
Archives and Special Collections
The archive and manuscript collections document the history of Brooklyn and Long Island from European settlement in the 1600s to the present. Request an appointment to view an archival collection by emailing [email protected] at least two days in advance.
This collection documents Brooklyn land ownership from the late seventeenth century to 1896. Organized by block number, these abstracts show seller (grantor) and buyer (grantee) information.