Guide to the Records of the Roumanian Gomle Chesed Verein

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Roumanian Gomle Chesed Verein (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Roumanian Gomle Chesed Verein
Bulk Dates:1939-1979
Abstract: These are the records of the Roumanian Gomle Chesed Verein, a landmanshaft or benevolent association. Upon the dissolution of the society, the records were collected by the New York State Department of Insurance. Although many of these societies were founded around the turn of the twentieth century, the records collected in this way primarily date from the second half of the century (1950-2000). The landsmanshaftn collections generally include constitutions, by-laws, minutes, correspondence with members, financial ledgers, deeds to graves, cemetery maps, and membership lists. For details on this particular collection, see the scope and content note.
Language of Materials: English, Yiddish
Physical Description: 1.88 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1653
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1901 by immigrants from Romania.  The society provided benefits to sick members and the survivors of deceased members, as well as functioning as a burial society, reserving graves and maintaining the grounds in their section of Mt. Hebron cemetery.

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Scope and Contents

This finding aid is a collection-level record. Box and folder list, if any, are found here in the scope and content note.

Box 1: legal documents, namely certificate of incorporation (1906), minute book (1972-1980), membership list, and general release forms.  Box 2: dues ledger (1939-1959) and cemetery maps.  Box 3: correspondence, regarding dues (1932-1961), legal matters (1933-1966), cemetery care (1947-1966), purchases of graves (1936-1959), burial records (1934-1979), benefit payments (1933-1965), benefit assignment (1938-1965), illnesses (1945-1964), death certificates (1945-1966), and correspondence with the New York Department of Welfare (1941-1965).  Box 4: financial records, namely ledgers, dues lists, receipts, and cancelled checks.  Box 5: Cash Book #3 (1960-1979). Box 6:Cash Book #2 (1947-1960).

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Access Points

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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