Guide to the Records of the Czernowitz Berkowiner Lodge
1961-1991

RG 1782

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Czernowitz Berkowiner Lodge (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Czernowitz Berkowiner Lodge
Dates:1961-1991
Abstract: These are the records of the Czernowitz Berkowiner Lodge, 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: 0.63 linear feet
Identification: RG 1782
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1890 (incorporated 1919) by immigrants from Czernowitz (Chernovitsy, Cernowitze Bukovina, Cernovcy, Cernauti, Chernovitz, Chernovtsky, Chernovtsy, Czerniowce, Czernovitz), in the western Ukraine.  Provided sick and burial benefits, subidizing burial at the Mt. Zion / Cedar Grove 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:  Deeds to graves, 1919-1941.  Minute book, 1961-1991.  Dues ledger, 1956-1991.  Constitution (Yiddish-English), 1927, and bank book.  Box 2:  Cemetery correspondence, 1933-1945.  Correspondence about dissolution, 1988-1991.  Correspondence about membership benefits (arranged alphabetically), A.  Correspondence about membership benefits, B-G.  Correspondence about membership benefits, D.  Correspondence about membership benefits, D.  Correspondence about membership benefits, E.  Correspondence about membership benefits, E.  Correspondence about membership benefits, F.  Correspondence about membership benefits, G-K.  Correspondence about membership benefits, M-S.  Correspondence about membership benefits, S.  Correspondence about membership benefits, W.  Cemetery maps.

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Access Points

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