Records of Landsleitschaften in New York City #usa #records


Trudy Greener
 

Would anyone have access to records of Landsleitschaften societies in New York?  I remember attending a dinner with my parents in the 1960s in New York from the Chimerovitzer Society. Several years ago I heard a lecturer who said that there was an archive of the various groups but that it was not digitalized. Is there a possibility that the data has been digitalized and on line now? 
Trudy Litt Greener (Naiman and Litvak families, Chimerovitz, Ukraine


rv Kaplan
 

YIVO, I would imagine.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

On Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 14:50 Trudy Greener, <trudyjrslm47@...> wrote:
Would anyone have access to records of Landsleitschaften societies in New York?  I remember attending a dinner with my parents in the 1960s in New York from the Chimerovitzer Society. Several years ago I heard a lecturer who said that there was an archive of the various groups but that it was not digitalized. Is there a possibility that the data has been digitalized and on line now? 
Trudy Litt Greener (Naiman and Litvak families, Chimerovitz, Ukraine


Diane Jacobs
 

Actually there is microfilm at the Center Fir Jewish History in Manhattan whivh contains the incorporation Papers for over 4000 societies.  It will give you their mission and the names and addresses of their founding members.

Diane Jacobs


On Apr 13, 2021, at 10:46 AM, rv Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org <rvlkaplan=googlemail.com@...> wrote:


YIVO, I would imagine.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

On Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 14:50 Trudy Greener, <trudyjrslm47@...> wrote:
Would anyone have access to records of Landsleitschaften societies in New York?  I remember attending a dinner with my parents in the 1960s in New York from the Chimerovitzer Society. Several years ago I heard a lecturer who said that there was an archive of the various groups but that it was not digitalized. Is there a possibility that the data has been digitalized and on line now? 
Trudy Litt Greener (Naiman and Litvak families, Chimerovitz, Ukraine


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Paulette Bronstein
 

YIVO Archives and Library Collections has a collection of Landsmanschaft records. When completing my JOWBR project for the Soloker Benevolent Society at Beth David Cemetery (Elmont, NY) and Mt. Zion (Maspeth, NY) I visited YIVO (15 West 16th Street, NY, NY). An online search describes the contents of the Soloker records (Description: Certificate of incorporation, 1904. Cemetery deeds, 1976-1987 Meeting minutes, Correspondence, 1960-1992, Financial Records, 1949-1990, Miscellaneous, 1979-1987) All of this was located in a box which I was able to inspect on site. You can search the archives (http://yivoarchives.org/) for your society.
 
Paulette Bronstein
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
 
GAMBURG - Salakas Lithuania, Dnipro Ukraine, Brooklyn New York
GAMUS - Dizna Belarus
SHAPIR - Salakas Lithuania
PITTEL - Salakas Lithuania
LEVIN - Salakas Lithuania


Barbara Ellman
 

If the landsmanshaften is still active, the papers would still be with the society's contact.  Check with the cemetery where the society has a plot for a contact.  Sometimes the contact can be very helpful.

Check the Yivo online for to see if the contents of the society are listed.  Some society's folders contain as little as a single piece of paper.  In this case, it was the form that members completed to indicate what money they were submitting should be applied against.  The society I'm referencing is not currently listed on Yivo's search.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Sherri Bobish
 

Yes, Diane is correct.  I obtained several original incorporation papers for landsmanshaftn many years ago and they are fascinating.  Some are more detailed in their mission statement than others.
https://archives.cjh.org/repositories/3/resources/461

This archive is not the same as others that contain Landsmanshaftn notes and records and other memorabilia, such as:
https://archives.cjh.org/repositories/3/resources/5707

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


sjgwed@...
 

I also recommend a book - A Brotherhood of Memory: Jewish Landsmanshaftn in the New World, by Michael R. Weisser, pub 1985 by Basic books, and 1989 by Cornell U Press. as paperback.

Susan Gordon
Lempert, Schoenholz - SKALAT, LVOV
Bialazurker - ZBARAZ, BUDAPEST

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Barbara Kenzer
 

I am researching my Grandparents and Great Grandparents. I am trying to find Landsmanshaftn that might give me information about my ancestors that were naturalized in Chicago. 
I have contacted others with no reply.
Thank you for your help.
Barbara Kenzer

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM sjgwed via groups.jewishgen.org <sjgwed=aol.com@...> wrote:
I also recommend a book - A Brotherhood of Memory: Jewish Landsmanshaftn in the New World, by Michael R. Weisser, pub 1985 by Basic books, and 1989 by Cornell U Press. as paperback.

Susan Gordon
Lempert, Schoenholz - SKALAT, LVOV
Bialazurker - ZBARAZ, BUDAPEST

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jbonline1111@...
 

Some time ago, I found online the landsmanshaft that buried one of my uncles and his wife.  I think I started with the death records and went backward.  Sorry I don't recall details now, but wanted you to know this is possible.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


dbpdallas@...
 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC holds many landsmanshaftn records. Unfortunately, every time I've reached out to the museum to inquire about records pertaining to my Jewish immigrant ancestors, my requests have gone ignored and unanswered. Even phone calls prior to COVID were met with a degree of barely veiled hostility.

David Passman
Dallas, Texas


Linda Cantor
 

You have the wrong repository.  Landsmanshaftn records are most likely to be found at YIVO (Center for Jewish History).  Of course they are closed during the pandemic but you can look at their catalog on-line.  Or go to https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/indexes-to-jewish-organizations/yivo-landsmanshaftn-collection to see what is included in YIVO's landsmanshaften collection. 

Linda Cantor
NYC


Barbara Algaze
 

There is a book in our JGSLA (Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles) book collection with the title of The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York, written in Yiddish written by the Yiddish Writers' Group of the Federal Writers' Project (WPA) and published by I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union in 1938.  Unfortunately, our collection is in the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library which is presently closed. You might want to contact Aaron Lansky's Yiddish Book Center@YiddishBookCenter · History Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts.  They might have a copy that they can check for you.  

Barbara Algaze
JGSLA Librarian
Los Angeles, California


David Oseas
 

The book is also available in many public libraries (for example: Thousand Oaks, California).

The JGS of NY has captured the Landsmanshaftn data from the WPA study and make it available on their website:  https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/indexes-to-jewish-organizations/wpa-yiddish-writer-s-group-study-1938-39

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York;  KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
KRONOWITH:
Hungary > New York;  OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York;  SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel;  WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles