||Kings County, New York Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856
||Abstracts of the Earliest Proceedings in the Kings County Surrogate's Court, Brooklyn
||New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
||New York, New York
|Moorhouse, B-Ann. Kings County, New York Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856: Abstracts of the Earliest Proceedings in the Kings County Surrogate's Court, Brooklyn. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2006).|
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From the Forward:
"When an individual dies intestate (without a will) in New York State, the county Surrogate appoints an administrator to settle the estate. The letters of Administration issued to the administrator contain very limited information. What many researchers do not realize is that the court may have preserved other papers relating to its proceedings for the estate which can be very valuable to both genealogists and historians.
"From the files of the Kings County Surrogate's Court in Brooklyn, B-Ann Moorhouse, assisted by Joseph M. Silinonte, has abstracted the administration proceedings (clerk's notes and related documents) from the earliest surviving record in 1817 to 1856, adding a collection of similar records from 1851 now found at the Municipal Archives of the City of New York."
The book is fully indexed.