The Westchester County Archives Veterans Works Progress Administration (WPA) Cemetery Records were created in 1939-1940 by the Works Progress Administration as part of its Historical Records Survey. The Cemetery Records collection consists of two parts – cemetery cards and cemetery maps. Used together, these resources provide details such as a veteran’s name, location of residence, date of birth/death, details of military service, and/or cause of death. Burial site and exact location of grave are given in most records. A user’s guide is available that describes in detail how to use the veteran cards and maps and provides more information on the use of record numbers to identify veterans.
Please note that some mistakes have been discovered in the records made by the WPA. However, because we are not the creator of these records, we cannot alter any of the entries or the actual records themselves. Therefore, we welcome comments from patrons on individual records noting any discovered mistakes and informing us of corrections.
Search tip: If your name search is not successful, try browsing through all the records alphabetically. ANY name may be spelled differently than you expect due to a variety of reasons involving the original document or the transcription and data entry.
Indexing status: Indexing of this collection is complete.
All of the cemetery maps have been cataloged and indexed. Note, however, that maps for most cemeteries located in Yonkers are not available in this collection. See the user’s guide for more information.