Burial Society Plot Maps in YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Collections

The record groups for the following landsmanshaftn, synagogues, and benevolent associations contain one or more plot maps for that burial society. There are other societies in the YIVO landsmanshaftn collection that may have pre-existing maps but we have not mined for them. Should you come across them please let us know.

Note that these plot maps would be current only up to the time that the society became defunct. They would not contain any burials that occurred on the society's grounds after that time even though burials often continue to occur in a society's plot after the society was liquidated. For instance, society members whose graves were indicated as "reserved" on the map may have outlived the society and were buried in their reserved lot after the society ceased to exist. Many of these maps may contain the burial date and not the actual date of death. Plus the name of the deceased on the map may differ in spelling than what is on the gravestone. A deceased widow might be listed by her first husband's surname on the plot map, but by her second husband's surname on her gravestone. Thus in order to get a true and accurate accounting of all burials in the plot up to the present, including date of death, you will still need to go to the burial society in person and compare each entry on the map with the gravestone.

The advantage of these maps is that if you plan on indexing a burial society for the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), it will give you a heads-up as to the size of the plot and the names of most of the deceased before you step foot in the cemetery. Plus the maps may contain the names of stillborns, infants, children, and sometimes even adults who are buried in unmarked graves, or whose gravestones are too faded to be legible, or are sinking into the ground, or have fallen face down where they cannot be read. If you plan on indexing one of these societies for the JOWBR, please check the JOWBR Cemetery Inventory beforehand to make sure that the society hasn't already been done. At least nine burial societies that have plot maps at YIVO have already been indexed directly from the gravestone inscriptions in the cemetery: Chaim Hersch Weiss Courland Benevolent & Relief Society, First Janower Sick and Benevolent Association, Erster Knihinin Stanislauer Kranken Unt. Verein, First Bialekamen Aid Association, First Stanislauer Young Men's Benevolent Association, First Toporower Sick & Benevolent Society, Independent Lemberger Ladies Aid Society, Kovner Unt. Verein, and Rostover Handwerker Unt. Verein. Also note that a burial society may have a plot in more than one cemetery (or multiple plots within the same cemetery) and that the society's plot map in YIVO's landsmanshaftn collection may be for only one of its cemetery locations. For instance, the map for the Courland Benevolent & Relief Society is only for the society also known as the Old Courland Lodge and not for the New Courland Lodge in the same cemetery

Landmanshaftn & Other Societies Record Group File Number
Abraham Cohen Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 1008  
Agudath Achim Aid Society aka Agudas Achim Aid Society RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Akiba Eger Good Fellowship Fraternity RG 123 380
Anikster Benevolent Pischei Tshuvo Association, Inc. RG 937  
Associated Benevolent Young Men, Inc. [Wloclawek, Poland] RG 930  
Association of Ekaterinaszaw RG 1714  
Balta Benevolent Congregation of the City of New York RG 1683  
Baron Wilhelm Rothschild Sick & Benevolent Society RG 123 381
Benevolent Association of the Elites, Inc. RG 123 469
Bethlehem Benevolent Society RG 123 383
Bichover Society, Inc. RG 123 448
Bielsker Bruderlicher Unt. Verein RG 1046  
Bnai Rezitza Association, Inc. RG 918  
Bolshowcer Sick & Benevelent Association; Erste Bolshower Sick & Ben. Association RG 123 452
Boro Friendship League (formerly King Saul Lodge) RG 1726  
Bronx Bakers Mutual Aid Association RG 1627  
Brotherly Aid Association of Brooklyn RG 123 385
Brotherly Love Association of Stolin; Ind. Brotherly Love Assoc. of Stolin; Ind. Agudath Achim Anshe Stolin RG 123 559
Brothers of True Friendship RG 1648  
Bucovina Workingman’s Aid Society RG 123 458
Bukowinaer Center Benevolent Society RG 1747  
Butka Benevolent Society RG 123 Oversized Box 62  
Chaim Hersch Weiss First Janower Sick and Benevolent Association RG 868  
Charles Polimer Lodge 416, IOBA RG 123 386
Chasnick-Bieshenkowitzer Society RG 886  
Chechanover Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 123 461
Chevra Anshey Szczucyn V’Anshey Grayeve RG 1240  
Chevra Ateres Zkeinim RG 123 388
Chevra Ayin Yakub Kenesis Israel, Inc aka Chevra Ayin Jacob Knessis of East New York RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Chevra Beth Israel Anshei Hlusk RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Chevra Bnei Jacob Anshei Sherishow/Sherishower RG 123 552
Chevra Bnei Serheier Unt. Verein RG 123 548
Chevra Kadisha Beth Israel RG 865  
Chevra Kol Yisroel of Brownsville RG 1027  
Chevra Linas Azedek Anshei Yelineve RG 1770  
Chevra Mikra Kodesh Anshe Kladower/Congregation Mikroh Kodish Anshe Klodower RG 123 488
Chevra Sheares Israel Bahusher Stefanester Klaus RG 1659  
Chevra Tillum & Mishnayes RG 1794  
Chief Rabbi Leib Knepper Benevolent Association RG 1643  
Chmielniker Sick and Benevolent Society RG 1081  
Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Kurland & Lida ; Chevra Ahavath Achim Anshe Leda; Agudash Achim Anshei Kurland RG 123 501
Congregation Agudath Achim Anshe Borisoff RG 1637  
Congregation Ahavath Zedek Anshei Timkowitz RG 840  
Congregation Ahawath Shlomo RG 123 391
Congregation Ahawei Sholom Anshei Sokole RG 123 298
Congregation Beth Aaron Beth Sholom (formerly First Austrian Hungarian Congregation Beth Sholom) RG 123 442
Congregation Bethlehem Jehuda Bnai Rezitza in RG 918  
Congregation Bikur Cholim of Brooklyn RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Congregation Bikur Cholim of East New York (Anshe Shepetovka) RG 862  
Congregation Bnai Peiser RG 1690  
Congregation Bnei Isaac Narajow RG 1713  
Congregation Chevra Molodetchno and Ladies Auxilliary RG 1619  
Congregation Ezras Achim Bnei Pinsk RG 780  
Congregation Mogen David Anshei Choroszcz RG 1706  
Congregation Sons of Abraham Anshei Brooklyn RG 1758  
Congregation Tifereth Achim Anshe Dinaburg RG 123 466
Congregation Volin Peoples of Matziv RG 1654  
Courland Benevolent & Relief Society RG 123 70
Czernowitz-Bukowinaer Lodge RG 1782  
Czortkower Rabbi J.M. Shapiro Society RG 1815  
Daniel Webster Benevolent Association RG 123 394
Dora Lipkowitz Voluntary Aid and Sick Benefit Society RG 953  
Drogichiner Progressive Aid Society RG 1759  
Dubner Vollener Society RG 1797  
East New York Progressive Society RG 1805  
Emanuel Morrell Foundation, Inc. RG 123 396
Endeavor Circle of Brooklyn RG 123 398
Erste Biliner and Lonker Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 1556  
Erste Chmelniker Unt. Verein RG 1655  
Erste Uscie Biskipiler Unt. Verein RG 1682  
Erster Atiker Bessarabian Kranken Unt. Verein RG 1631  
Erster Knihinin Stanislauer Kranken Unt. Verein RG 1090  
Eternal Benevolent Society RG 1680  
Eternal Young Friends RG 123 399
Evenitzer Benevolent Association RG 1695  
Family Mutual Aid Society RG 1812  
Fannie Abrams Independent Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 1535  
Fellows of Odessa RG 1774  
First Awritchever Society RG 1647  
First Bacauer Sick and Benevolent Association RG 938  
First Bialekamen Aid Association RG 1729  
First Chorostkower Kranken Unt. Verein RG 1662  
First Frampoler Podoler Benevolent Society RG 123 470
First Haliczer Benevolent Association RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
First Hrubieshower Sick & Benevolent Society RG 1783  
First Independent Husiatyner Sick & Benevolent Society RG 1793  
First Independent Odesser Ladies Sick Benevolent Association RG 859  
First Independent Securaner Relief Benevolent Association; First Ind. Securaner Sick & Ben. Assoc. RG 123 314
First Independent Zinkower Society RG 962  
First Jefferson Benevolent Society RG 1789  
First Korolowker Young Men’s Benevolent Association; First Korolowker Ladies Ben. Association RG 123 494
First Koropiecer Benevolent Association RG 946  
First Mihowa Berhometh Bucowiner KUV RG 1801  
First Monastrishter Benevolent Society RG 123 523
First Pogrebisht Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 1093  
First Radymnoer Congregation Bnai Mordchai Menachem RG 1773  
First Sokoroner Dr. Braunstein Progressive Society RG 961  
First Stanislauer Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 1791  
First Tluster Brothers Benevolent Association RG 1623  
First Toporower Sick & Benevolent Society/Association RG 123 563
First Uhnower & Tartakower Sick Benevolent Association; First Uhnower & Tartakower Society RG 123 568
First Ushitzer Podoler Benevolent Association, Inc. RG 1084  
First Wielkie Oczer Sick Benevolent Society RG 1806  
First Yezierna Sick and Benevolent Association RG 950  
First Zborower Sick and Benevolent Association RG 798  
Frei Budzanower Kranken Unt. Verein RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Friendship Group of Israel RG 123 471
Garsony Krakauer Sick Benevolent Society; Ida Garsony Sick Benevolent Society; Fannie Krakow Sick & Ben. Society RG 123 473
Glogower Society RG 1778  
Goodwill Benevolent Association RG 1684  
Gottzolowai Benevolent Association; & Gotzilower Benevolent Society RG 123 474
Greater New York Lodge #173 IOBA RG 1739  
Gruner Zweig Kranken Unt. Verein RG 1119  
Harlem Kurlander Young Men’s Aid Society RG 123 503
Horodishter Korsoner Lodge, Inc. RG 855  
Hunts Point Chevra Bikur Cholim RG 123 403
Husiatyner-Podolier Friendship Circle RG 1055  
Ideal Sick & Benevolent Ladies Auxiliary RG 123 404
Independent Berlader Benevolent Association RG 949  
Independent Brodsky Benevolent Association, Inc. RG 979  
Independent Brotherhood of Yonkers RG 123 405
Independent Burdujener Sick and Benevolent Society RG 853  
Independent Drohobyczer Young Men’s Benevolent Society RG 1357  
Independent Elizabethgrad Ladies Benevolent Association RG 861  
Independent First Oddesser Society of Brownsville RG 123 Oversized Box 84  
Independent Horodoker Benevolent Aid Association RG 1651  
Independent Israelites of Yonkers RG 1746  
Independent Kishinever Ladies Benevolent Society/Independent Kishinever Frauen K.U.V. RG 123 486
Independent Lemberger Ladies Aid Society RG 905  
Independent Orler Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 1023  
Independent Podolier Society of Brownsville RG 1663  
Independent Skierniewicer Benevolent Association RG 811  
Independent Society Sons of Abraham, Inc. RG 123 406
Independent Wlotzlawker Young Men’s Benevolent Society RG 930  
Isidore Goldenberg Benevolent Association RG 123 409
James A. Garfield Society, Inc. RG 123 411
Joseph Eckert Aid & Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 123 413
Joseph Family Society RG 1642  
Jupiter Benevolent Society RG 123 414
Kadec Association RG 1741  
Kalinkowitzer Progressive Aid Society RG 1784  
Kaluszer Ladies Society, Inc. RG 959  
Kaniev Stepenetz Benevolent Association, Inc RG 123 484
Kartuz-Berezer Benevolent Association, Inc. RG 1118  
Kehilath Temple Mason RG 123 415
Kishinever Benevolent Society in RG 1921  
Kolboshower Teitelbaum Lodge #98 IOBA RG 123 493
Koniner Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 1722  
Kopaigorod Podolier Aid Association RG 123 496
Korelitzer Society RG 1628  
Kovner Unt. Verien RG 1745  
Kreitzburger Jacobstadter Benevolent Association RG 944  
Kremenitzer Wolyner Benevolent Association RG 788  
Kutno Society Bnai Jacob RG 857  
Ladies Aid Society of East New York RG 1679  
Ladies Krementshuger Benevolent Association RG 1087  
Lady McKinley Benevolent Society RG 952  
Lapitzer Independent Benevolent Society RG 1618  
Latichever Progressive Society, Inc. RG 897  
Leah Benevolent Society RG 929  
Leopold Einhorn Sick & Benevolent Society RG 123 417
Letitcherver Family Ben. Association RG 1614  
Lezansker Young Men’s Benevolent Society RG 1649  
Liberty Brotherhood of 1917 RG 1811  
Liberty Lodge #27, Independent Order of Brith Abraham RG 123 418
Lieder Brothers Benevolent Association; Lieder Briider Unt. Verein RG 1748  
Lomzer Young Men’s Ben. Association RG 1541  
Loyal Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 900  
Manhattan Fraternal Association RG 123 419
Max S. Levine Society RG 1650  
Menorah Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 902  
Mestislaver Vicinity Benevolent Association; Mistislaver Bayone Unt. Verein RG 123 522
Middle Village Benevolent Association, Inc. RG 988  
Mikulincer Independent Lodge, Inc. RG 948  
Minsker Ladies Benevolent Society RG 907  
Modern Ladies & Mens Society RG 123 420
Moses Falkenheim Sick & Benevolent Society RG 123 421
New Bessarabian Aid Association RG 1664  
Newmark Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 123 210
Noah Society RG 1615  
Odessa Sisterhood Association RG 123 526
Odessar Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 858  
Ostrolenker Friendship Society, Inc. RG 860  
Poloner Independent Aid Society RG 1329  
Polotzker Workingmen’s Benevolent Society RG 867  
Ponevezer Progressive Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 1603  
Progressive Bobriker Young Men’s Benevolent Society RG 123 450
Radautz Roumanian Benevolent Society & Relief Committee; Raduwitzer Romanian Association RG 123 259
Radiant Monitor Association RG 1620  
Radomysler Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 814  
Rostover Handwerker Unt. Verein; Rostover Help & Unt. Verein RG 123 538
Roumanian Gomle Chesed Verein RG 1653  
Sanhedrin Lodge #606, IOBA RG 123 427
Schwartz Leventhal Memorial Association, Inc. RG 123 428
Shoemakers’ Sabbath Observers of Bronx RG 123 430
Skalar Benevolent Society RG 1039  
Sobolivker Chevra RG 1765  
Social W. Society of Brooklyn RG 123 429
Society Sons of Adam; Bnai Adam RG 123 & Oversized Box 83 422
Society Sons of the Land of Israel RG 1730  
Soler Brothers Benevolent Association RG 940  
Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society RG 1677  
Stocker Brothers Aid Society (Stoczek) RG 123 558
Stoliner Progressive Society, Inc. RG 847  
Streshiner Brothers Aid Society RG 1809  
Strykower Benevolent Association RG 1699  
Sudilkow Sick Support Society RG 1691  
Sunshine Benevolent Association RG 123 433
Szeniczer Ladies Sick & Benevolent Society RG 875  
Tolchiner Benevolent Society RG 838  
Tolchiner Friends Association RG 1626  
Trembowla Brotherhood Benevolent Society RG 1645  
Tremont Benevolent Society, Inc. RG 939  
Trisker Voliner Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 914  
Uller Benevolent Association RG 1086 & Oversized Box 48  
Unipar Benevolent Association (K of P) RG 1641  
United Brethren of Poneviesch RG 1605  
United Brothers Town of Brooklyn Aid Society RG 1711  
United Children of Joseph Solomon RG 1795  
United Dombrowitzer Benevolent Association RG 123 467
United Friends Mutual Aid Association RG 1689  
United Friends of Czernowitz RG 1062  
United Hungarian Schifre Stein Kranken Unt. Verein; United Hungarian Shifre Stein Ladies RG 123 478
United Lutzker Men’s & Women’s Benevolent Society RG 1744  
United Mozirer Friends RG 1749  
United Smolewitzer Association, Inc. RG 849  
Unity Friendship League, Inc; formerly Moses Mendelsohn Lodge No. 91, Independent Order Brith Abraham RG 931  
Utianer Benevolent Association RG 935  
Vitebsk Benevolent Association RG 1640  
Weinreb Benevolent Society RG 1678  
West End Society RG 1798  
West Side Brotherly Love Congregation & Benevolent Society RG 1724  
Wiazener Benevolent Association; Wiazener Benevolent Society; Wiazener Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 123 572
Wisoko-Litovsker Bruderlicker Unt. Verein in RG 1611  
Wolkovisker Young Men’s Benevolent Association RG 1734  
Yeshivath Torath Chaim of Harlem RG 123 437
Young Krevitzer RG 954  
Young Mens Aid Society of Harlem RG 123 & Oversized Box 53 439
Zabludower Kranken Unt. Verein RG 1668  
Zamechover Progressive Benevolent Association RG 1710  
Zenith Society, Inc. RG 1608  
Zosler Protective Association RG 1933  
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