BROOKLYN - Students from Brooklyn Prospect Charter School came to the Brooklyn Public Library to take part in a school outreach initiative known as Brooklyn Connections.

Brooklyn Connections is a free program for middle and high school students where they learn how to research the past using historical documents. The Brooklyn Collection offers classes access to archival materials such as an authentic World War II ration book.

Chase, an 8th-grade student, was able to find information about his great, great grandfather in this city directory from 1907.

“It's good to know that I have some footprints in Brooklyn history,” he told News 12.

More than 2,200 students in the borough are involved with Brooklyn Connections.