Guide to the Records of the Societe Israelite Francaise
1887-1984
(Bulk 1955-1984)
RG 1708

Processed by Jerry Seligsohn. Additional processing, editing and encoding by Sarah Ponichtera.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 246-6080

Fax: (212) 292-1892

Email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

URL: http://www.yivoinstitute.org

(c)2012 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. All rights reserved.
Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
This file was automatically encoded in EAD 2002 by Archon 3.14 from an SQL database source in 2013. Manual edits were applied by Center for Jewish History archivists to refine the code in accordance with Center standards and to enable processing via local stylesheets.

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Societe Israelite Francaise (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Societe Israelite Francaise
Dates:1887-1984
Bulk Dates:1955-1984
Abstract: These are the records of the Societe Israelite Francaise, 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, French
Physical Description: 1.04 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1708
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Return to the Top of Page

Administrative History

Founded in 1874 in New York by immigrants from France (multiple cities and regions, mostly Strasbourg and Alsace).  The society provided sick and burial benefits, and held social events.  The society adminstered plots at Mt. Zion, Bayside, and Mt. Pleasant cemeteries.

Return to the Top of Page

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:  General Correspondence - Announcements, Resolutions, Applications, Benefits Assignments, 1947-1984.  Correspondence about burial and cemetery care, 1955-1984.  Burial records, 1964-1984.  Correspondence about purchasing plots at Mt. Pleasant cemetery, 1955-1984.  Box 2:  Membership Ledger, B-D.  Membership Ledger, F-K.  Membership Ledger, L-M. Membership Ledger, R-S.  Membership Ledger, U-W.  Box 3: Ledger of Dissolution Records, 1981-1983. Cemetery Purchase Records for Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  Financial Ledger, 1978-1984.  Cemetery Purchase Records for Mt. Zion and Bayside cemeteries.  Burial Ledger, 1878-1984. Minute Book, 1961-1983.

Return to the Top of Page

Access Points

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

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page