Looking for Landsman records ? #lithuania


Salinger Ralph
 

In the late 1800 until about the 1970, immigrants >from the various
shtetlach ran benevolent societies and associations to provide aid and
social programming for their landsman. These were mostly in NYC but there
were likely similar organizations in places like Baltimore.

Most or all of these have shut down as the original immigrants died and
their kids didn't have any interest in keeping them going.

But what happened to all of their records?

Did someone acquire them or did they simply end up in a landfill?
I have no idea.

Can anyone make some suggestions where to look ?

Many thanks

Ralph


Bob Friedman
 

See http://libguides.cjh.org/genealogyguides/landsmanshaftn

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:06:24 +0300, "Ralph Salinger salinger@krp.org.il"
<litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

In the late 1800 until about the 1970, immigrants >from the various
shtetlach ran benevolent societies and associations to provide aid and
social programming for their landsman. These were mostly in NYC but =
there
were likely similar organizations in places like Baltimore.

Most or all of these have shut down as the original immigrants died and
their kids didn't have any interest in keeping them going.

But what happened to all of their records?

Did someone acquire them or did they simply end up in a landfill?
I have no idea.

Can anyone make some suggestions where to look ?

Many thanks

Ralph


RICHARD GROSS <richardgross@...>
 

Try the archives at the YIVO institute for Jewish Research in New York.
Their website is www.yivo.org/research. I know they have records
of burial and benevolent societies.

Richard Gross

On Sep 15, 2018, at 12:06 PM, Ralph Salinger salinger@krp.org.il wrote:

In the late 1800 until about the 1970, immigrants >from the various
shtetlach ran benevolent societies and associations to provide aid and
social programming for their landsman. These were mostly in NYC but there
were likely similar organizations in places like Baltimore.

Most or all of these have shut down as the original immigrants died and
their kids didn't have any interest in keeping them going.

But what happened to all of their records?

Did someone acquire them or did they simply end up in a landfill?
I have no idea.

Can anyone make some suggestions where to look ?

Many thanks

Ralph


dewriter77@...
 

http://circleboston.org/history

They are still around! I am sending a link about Our History.
A contact email address and Brookline, MA phone number are
way down at the bottom of the page. Good luck. I'd like to know
what you find out about their old records.

Donna Erickson
dewriter77@comcast.net