Re: NYC (Esp. Brooklyn) Property Records

A. E. Jordan

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From: Eric Ellman <eellman@...>

I want to research property owner/tax records from NYC from 1900 - 1970.  I have found the tax photos online, which is great, but I am looking for records of buyers, sellers, owners. Where can I go for this information, either online or on paper?  

Start with this database which has records back to 1966:

Earlier or additional records are going to require you to go to the property departments in each borough.  The Municipal Archives folds property tax cards for properties as well but I believe they have to b ordered ie not available on site/

Also search newspapers because lots of property transactions were recorded in The New York Times which is fully digital.

You mentioned the photos at the NYC Municipal Archives but the NY Public Library also has large photo collection as well as maps.

Hope that helps you get started.

Allan Jordan

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