Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page
Detailed search portal for numerous resources on Brooklyn municipal history, directories, cemeteries, police and fire departments, schools, clubs etc.
Online Census Records
The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints genealogy website has made census records freely available.
New York City Vital Records Index
Ancestry.com and the Municipal Archives have collaborated to make available indexes of over 10 million New York City birth, marriage, and death records (1866–1948).
In addition, the website German Genealogy Group provides a detailed database search of numerous vital records information. Despite the name, the website is not exclusive to those of German ancestry.
Kings County Estate Files (1866-1923)
Brooklyn probate records have been digitized and made available online for the years 1866–1923.
Available by subscription, but also freely available at most public libraries, this site offers fully scanned and searchable federal censuses for all years currently available.
Italian Genealogical Group
Includes many indexes, such as searchable birth, marriage, and death indexes. Not limited to those of Italian ancestry.
Genealogy website dedicated to African-related ancestry.
Online searchable database of all passengers that arrived at Castle Garden immigration port between 1820 and 1892.
Ellis Garden Passenger Search
Online searchable database of all passengers that arrived at Ellis Island immigration port between 1892 and 1957.
Stephen P. Morse
One-step portal for immigration records and genealogy; birth, marriage and death indexes; Electoral District /Assembly District finder for census research.
Green-Wood Cemetery Burial Search
Created in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery is Brooklyn’s largest and one of America’s first rural cemeteries. This online searchable database lets you find out when and where your ancestors were buried there.
National Archives Personnel Records Center
This division of the National Archives holds the personnel records for civilian and military employees who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during its tenure as a naval facility. The website explains how to request these records.