Guide to the Records of the Krynicaer Young Men's Benevolent Society,

RG 1821

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Krynicaer Young Men's Benevolent Society (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Krynicaer Young Men's Benevolent Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Krynicaer Young Men's Benevolent Society, a landsmanshaft 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
Physical Description: 3.33 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1821
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1895 in New York by immigrants from Krynica (Krynica Zdrój), in the province of Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today, Poland). It is possible that immgrants from the nearby village of Krynica-Wieś (Krenitz, Krinitza, Krynica) may have also been represented. The Society purchased graves and functioned as a burial society. For at least part of its history it also provided sick benefits. The cemeteries it used were Cedar Park, Mount Zion, and Montefiore.

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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: Grave reservations ledger, ca. 1938-1990. Payments ledger, ca. 1910-1987. Box 2: Minute book, 1971-1989, with list of burial and monument permits, 1988-1991, and list of grave reservations, 1991. Membership dues ledger, 1973-1991. Cashbook, 1978-1991. Meeting notice, 1983. Burial permit forms (blank). Box 3: Check stubs, 1978-1990. Box 4: Grave reservations card file. Box 5: Cancelled checks, 1978-1990. Boxes 6-7: Deeds to graves, ca. 1938-1990.

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Access Points

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