Shtetl based burial societies. #general


Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

As we have noted in past messages we have inferred
that the interred are not necessarily descended from
the shtetl sponsored site. I have gone out of my way
recently when researching landsmanshaften to bore
myself examining constitutions of the landsmanshaften.
They might be explicit about what constitutes an
eligible Jew or forbidding making payments outside the
United States but they do not mention [so far] that
the member descend >from the shtetl which has given its
name to the organization. Then ,of course, the spouse
would not be excluded if they were married to the
original member. Therefore we might safely assume that
the origin of the interred might not necessarily match
the shtetl title of the society.

Jerry Seligsohn
NYC
researching SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr

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