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Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York Genealogy

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brookhaven was first settled in 1655.[1]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1705-1786 - Petty, Joseph H. "Abstracts of Brookhaven (L.I.) Wills, on Record in the Surrogate's Office at New York," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1705-1753: Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1880):24-29; 1757-1765: Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan. 1881):46-49; 1766-1769: Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct. 1881):198-199; 1770-1778: Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul. 1883):140-142; 1778-1782: Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1893):88-90; 1782-1786: Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul. 1893):142-144. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v.. Internet Archive has digitized Vols. 11-12, and Vol. 24, but not Vol. 14.[2]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society[3]
31 Bellport Lane
Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: 631.776.7640

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Brookhaven Town Clerk
Patricia Eddington
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
Phone: 631-451-9101
Hours: M 9am-7pm, T-F 9am-4:30pm
The Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Brookhaven Town Historian
Barbara M. Russell

Phone: 631-451-8038

One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Brookhaven town records were published in three volumes.[1]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orville B. Ackerly, "Long Island Town Records," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan. 1917):75-76. Digital versions at Internet Archive - free; New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 48.
  2. WeRelate contributors, "Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)," in WeRelate,, accessed 17 February 2012.
  3. Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society at (accessed 14 December 2011).

Places[edit | edit source]