Re: Landsmanschaft societies in New York #usa

R Jaffer

Regardless of which organization might possess the records, there is a good chance the records are in Yiddish. Unless you can easily read Yiddish or can take someone with you who can, I suggest that you call before going. The records for my Boston based group are held in Ohio. When told that all but a few pieces of correspondence were in Yiddish, I didn't proceed further. The task would be too time consuming. I gathered much information about their activities from searching a local Jewish newspaper that was in English. The archivist told me that there did not appear to be a list of members among their holding which consisted mostly of minutes and correspondence.

Roberta Jaffer

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