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Briarcliff Manor (Village)


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 «Cemeteries » « Maps » «Library » «Village Web Site» « Census » « Directories »
 «Bibliography » « Cultural and/or Historical sites » « Renowned Residents »
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History

Briarcliff Manor was incorporated as a village in 1902 and is part of the town of Ossining. It was the home of many private schools including the Holrook Preparatory School and Briarcliff College.

Vital Records

Also, see if there is any additional information on the Vital Records page at this site.

Historical Society

Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society

Don't overlook the many resources held at the Westchester County Historical Society.

Churches and Synagogues

Briarcliff Congregation Church
30 South State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; Phone: 914-941-4368
Congregation Sons of Israel
16660Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; Phone: 914-762-2700
Faith Lutheran Brethern Church
480 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff manor, NY; Phone: 914-769-9390
Scarborough Presbyterian Church
Route 9 & Scarborough Road, Scarborough, NY 10510; Phone: 914-941-1142
All Saints Episcopal Church
201 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; Phone: 914-941-6955
All Saints' Church, Briarcliff Manor
http://www.allsaintsbriarcliff.org/
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
Albany Post Road, Scarborough, NY 10510; Phone: 914-941-3030
St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church
1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; Phone: 914-941-1646
Roman Catholic
Roman catholic churches in Westchester county are under the juridiction of the Archdiocese of New York. You can search their parish listing at the following web page: http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/pastoral/parishes.cfm
Episcopal Churches -- New York
See a list of Episcopal Churches in New Yorkhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/webpages/p2.html#NewYork or use their Parish Finder search engine.

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Cemeteries

The cemeteries used were actually those located in Ossining.

Transcribed Cemetery Inscriptions

Carretta, Katherine A., compiler. A Guide to Listings of Old Cemetery Inscriptions and other Genealogical Aids for Westchester County, New York. [Westchester County Historical Society, 1977]

Eardeley, William A., compiler. Westchester County, New York, Cemeteries... 1704-1914. [Brooklyn, 1914]. Contains inscriptions on tombs from Armonk, Bedford, Westchester, Croton, Mt. Kisco, Chestnut Ridge, Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Eastchester. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Horton, William P. Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY. [Peekskill, NY: 1928] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Manville, Margaret. Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cemeteries in Westchester County, New York. [White Plains, NY: 1966] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Spies, Francis F. Inscriptions copied from gravestones in West Chester County yards with genealogical notes. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

The Westchester County Historical Society also has extensive manuscripts giving inventories of many old cemeteries located throughout the County.

Have you looked at the cemetery listing here at the Westchester NYGenWeb site?

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Maps

Many town historical societies hold maps of their vicinities, including copies of the Sanborn insurance maps. Insurance maps were detailed to the point of showing each building on each street so that insurance companies knew what to pay the insurer in the event of fire or destruction. Be sure to inquire at such institutions as well as at local libraries.

Also, see additional information on the Maps page at this Westchester site.

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Library

Briarcliff Manor Public Library

Village Web Site

Village of Briarcliff Manor home page: http://www.village.briarcliff-manor.ny.us/

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Census Information

New York State Census

The only NY State censuses which survived are for the years 1905, 1915, and 1925. Check at your local LDS Family History Center for these films.

Federal Census

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

Some census information for Westchester county can be found at the Census page.

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Directories

Also see the City Directories page on this Westchester Site.

If you know of any directories for this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding that information to this page.

Annotated Bibliography

___. Our Village: Briarcliff Manor 1902 to 1952. c. 1952.

___. A Village Between Two Rivers: Briarcliff Manor [Briarcliff Manor, NY: Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society, 1977.

Cheever, Mary. The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough [Briarcliff Manor, NY: Phoenix Publishing, 1990]

Pattison, Robert B. The History of the Briarcliff Manor. [Briarcliff Manor: W. Rayburn, 1939]

Pattison, Robert B. The History of the Briarcliff Congregation Church, Briarcliff Manor, New York. [Briarcliff Manor: 1946]

Pelletreau, William S., Am. M. Early Wills of Westchester County, New York 1664-1784 Pub. 1898. Cornell University Library has scanned this book and placed it on the web at the following address: http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/MOA/bookp.html

For other books with information relating to this town but covering a county-wide level, see the County section of the Bibliography page.

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Renowned Residents

If you know of any notable residents from this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding them to this section and please identify when the person resided here as well as why you consider them to be notable.

Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest

Westchester County Genealogical Society

The Westchester County Genealogical Society has been publishing a series of articles in their monthly newsletter for some time which gives an overview of each town within the county. Their Focus on Briarcliff Manor [WCGS Newsletter, Dec. 1997] article includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, some cemeteries and a bibliography. See the for information about ordering back issues of the newsletter.

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Military Info

See the Military & War Links page for more information.

Loyalist Info

Have you a Loyalist in your family tree? If so, the Loyalist page may be of interest to you. If you have any specific information relating to this town and loyalists, please contact the county coordinator for this web site. about adding the information to this page.

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Picture Gallery

If you have a scanned picture relating to any location within Westchester and would like to add it to this site, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Some Surnames associated with this town

See the Surname Web Pages for links to web pages of researchers in Westchester but not specifically associated with this town.

Query & Message Boards

Rootsweb.com has Some Query boards where you can post a query for others to view. Or join the Westchester mailing list and correspond with other Westchester researchers.

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