Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Brookhaven was first settled in 1655.[1]

Probate Records

  • 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]


Archives, Libraries and Museums


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

Town Clerk

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

Brookhaven Town Historian
Daniel Cornish
Town Hall
215 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: 631-654-7897

Town Records

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


  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).