Guide to the Records of the First Turover Aid Society

RG 1822

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Turover Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Turover Aid Society
Abstract: These are the records of the First Turover Aid 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, Yiddish
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1822
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 1904, by immigrants from Turov (Toorof, Turev), in the Russian Empire (today, Belarus). Early in its history the Society was known as the Turover Unterstutzungs Verein, the Erste Turover Unterstitzungs Verein, or the Benevolent Association of the People of Turov. It purchased graves and functioned as a burial society. It used four cemeteries: Mount Zion, Mount Lebanon, Beth David, and Wellwood. Dissolved in 2000.

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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: Membership dues ledgers, 1966-1972, 1980-1991. Balance sheets, 1979-1996. Box 2: Check stubs, 1974-1997. Bankbooks, 1979-1998. Cancelled checks, 1980-1999. Box 3: Minutes, in Yiddish, 1963-1986. Membership payments ledger (dues, grave reservations), 1968-1991. Cemetery deeds, 1905-1958. Cemetery deed in name of First Polisier Unterstutzung Verein, 1927. Cemetery payment receipts, 1913-1921. Agreement with the Independent Plinsker Society, 1954. Miscellaneous burial society records, 1958-1999. Correspondence with members, ca. 1991. Membership lists. Dissolution records, 1999-2002.

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Access Points

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

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