Brookhaven New York, Cemeteries Index
The information contained in the Town of Brookhaven cemetery records was compiled in the late 1930’s by volunteers, under the jurisdiction of then Town Historian, Osborn Shaw. All locatable and readable headstones were hand copied and turned in to the Historian’s office. Additional information was secured from other sources and noted. Death dates prior to 1881 were then compiled into a Cemetery Book which was then transferred to a computer generated form in the 1980s. It is from this form that German Genealogy Group created this list. Researchers are welcome to use the database with the full understanding that all information was originally handwritten and then hand-copied to produce the Cemetery Book. The researcher assumes all responsibility for accuracy, use and proper citation. Researchers are welcome to view original records by appointment with the Town Historian, Barbara M. Russell.
Town of Brookhaven Historian
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
Email: Brookhaven Town Historian
When contacting the Brookhaven Town Historian, be sure to include all of the information found on the search results page for the record you are interested in.
Records Search: Brookhaven Cemetery
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