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Brookhaven New York Veterans Index

World  War II
After World War II Brookhaven Town sent a form to veterans and their families on which was requested a variety of information about each veteran.  These forms provide birth date and place, parents' names, current address and the veterans service record.  Some of the files include photos and/or newspaper clippings.

Korean War
This is an index to large index cards on which newspaper clippings were attached for veterans of the Korean War.

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.

Contact information:
Town of Brookhaven Historian
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738

Telephone:   63l-45l-8038
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 Veterans

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results!


Note: Leaving all un-checked is the same as checking all. You only need select any if you want to limit your search to specific Towns/Counties.


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


The German Genealogy Group wishes to thank the following volunteers for their help and participation with the 
Brookhaven Veterans project:


Don Eckerle * Mark Waldron

Special thanks to Barbara Russell, Town of Brookhaven Historian, for her assistance

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