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

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Societe Israelite Francaise (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Societe Israelite Francaise
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
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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.

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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:  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.

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Access Points

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

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