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Veterans' Discharges, c.1920-1985
Series 87
199 v. Arranged chronologically. Access Restricted

Copies of honorable discharges filed with the County Clerk. Records generally include information such as name, age at enlistment, address, occupation, physical description, educational background, birthplace, service record, and citations. Discharges were filed at the option of the veteran. Although none of the discharges in this Series were filed until about 1920, some of them reflect service prior to that date.  Access to these records is restricted. Contact the Archives Reference Desk for additional information.

Related records: Series 11, Naturalization Petitions (1917-1919 petitions).

Veterans Peddler Licenses, 1955-1970, 1974-1983 
Series 324 
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

Application portion of license to peddle goods issued to veterans. Information on form includes name, address, nature of goods to be sold, branch of military discharged from and on what date. Not a complete set (starts with license number 3251). The licenses are stored in five groups, each of which has its own alphabetical name index. The collection also includes 2 sample completed licenses (one from the 1950s, one from the 1960s), and a few blank forms.

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Watershed Condemnation Proceedings, 1883-1917
Series 111
17 cubic ft. Arranged geographically.

Variety of records created by various boards and commissions appointed in Westchester County and New York City for the purpose of creating and maintaining a pure water supply for those regions. Included are minutes of meetings held by Commissioners of Appraisal who acquired the watershed lands, appeals to the State Supreme Court by land owners, descriptions and assessments of real estate, prices of materials and labor, property maps and plans of certain aspects of aqueduct excavation and construction.

Works Progress Administration Survey - Veterans' Cemetery Records, Revolution to World War I
Series 181
8,800 items. Arranged alphabetically. Online index available.

Index cards with biographical and service information for veterans (including soldiers and nurses) from the Revolutionary War through World War I buried in cemeteries located in Westchester County. Records were created by Works Progress Administration (WPA) in late 1930s; source(s) for information recorded for each veteran is unknown. Each index card contains such information as place and date of birth, record of service, commendations, hometown, cause and date of death, and burial site.  Amount of information available for each veteran varies. Series also includes maps of cemeteries in county with graves of veterans and war served in (although not name) marked. The maps correspond to the record numbers listed on the cards. Personal name index is available online along with an index of cemetery maps.

Related records: Series 87, Veterans Discharges, c. 1820-1985; Series 294 (see below), WPA Cemetery Survey Forms - Photocopies, 1928-1938.

Works Progress Administration - Veterans' Cemetery Survey Forms - Photocopies, 1928-1938
Series 294 
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically by cemetery.

Photocopies of original veteran survey forms used in creating the Works Progress Administration Cemetery Index, Series 181. Information is for cemeteries located in Bedford only. Originals are housed with the Bedford Town Historian.

Related records: Series 181 (see above), Works Progress Administration Cemetery Index.

Works Progress Administration Survey, 1936-1940
Series 8
315 items. Arranged numerically. View box and folder list.

WPA survey of records in the County Clerk's Office.

 

 

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