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GENERAL STATE OF NEW YORK INFORMATION:

Jewish Communal Register of NYC 1917-18 and all editions of the American Jewish Year Book, including those with national directories of  local organizations, can be searched at the American Jewish Committee Archives. YIVO's Workmen's Circle collection is now RG [Record Group] 575, titled "Workmen's Circle 1893-1972," consisting of 296 linear feet.

NY State, Department of State, Division of Cemeteries.

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Capital District

Jewish Genealogy Society of Buffalo

Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (NYC)

Jewish Genealogical Society of Rochester

Orthodox Jewish Archives of Agudath Israel
84 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 797-9000

In addition to the American Jewish Yearbook and the WPA book, an excellent source on landsmanshaftn is the "Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918" that book also lists NYC Jewish cemeteries; for many, acreage is included--a very useful bit of info when one is "cold calling" every cemetery, i.e. find out which are the largest and call those first. The book describes Jewish cemeteries that once existed in Manhattan on 32nd, 89th, and 105th Streets, and on Madison Avenue in the 70's. Beginning in the 1850's, which brought soaring real estate prices and legislation restricting further interments in Manhattan, remains were moved from those burial places to new cemeteries in Queens and Brooklyn. Consequently, Bayside, Beth El, and other cemeteries contain the graves of people who died years before the cemeteries opened. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2001]

New York State Cemeteries Name/Location Inventory 1995-1997 , compiled by the Association for Municipal Historians of New York State (3 vols.). Heritage Books, the publisher, donated copies to New York Public Library, New York State Library in Albany, and several other libraries in New York State so they should be available via interlibrary loan. The inventory, based on information supplied by local historians, is organized by county, and then by town. Data includes type of cemetery (e.g. religious), status (active or inactive), founding date, location, and contact person or organization, but many entries have incomplete information. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [March 2001]

SYNAGOGUES IN NY:
http://www.maven.co.il/synagogues//a> [May 2006]

New York State Insurance Commissioner
has information about defunct burial sites. NY State Insurance Dept., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038, 212-341-6400.

New York State Department of State, Division of Cemeteries, 270 Broadway, New York City 10007 (212-587-5713) has address and additional information about each cemetery: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Liquidations Bureau, 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038, For general information call 212-341-6400. The bureau "effected the final dissolution and distribution of assets for 28 burial societies and other fraternal benefit organizations."

Workmen's Circle (U.S.)

  • Title: Records, [ca. 1897-1975] Description: 258 linear ft. Notes: Established 1892 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, primarily for the purpose of mutual aid. Became fraternal order, 1900; chartered 1905. ... and Cemetery Department, 1904-1937. YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY. Control No.: NXYH89-A475 [December 2000]
  • American Jewish Committee Archives. YIVO's Workmen's Circle collection is now RG [Record Group] 575, titled "Workmen's Circle 1893-1972," consisting of 296 linear feet. [August 2009]

Organizations such as burial societies are listed in the 1907-08 edition of the American Jewish Yearbook , which contains hundreds of landsmanshaften and other groups. In 1938, the Yiddish Writers Group of the WPA (Works Progress Organization) conducted a survey of landsmanshaften and family circles. The books detailing the results of the survey and the organizations that responded are available in the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library. Most of it is in Yiddish, but a list of the groups is in English. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Note: Flora and Herbert Gursky of Great Falls, Virginia, compiled a list of burials in the New York City area from the landsmannshaft societies of Lysyanka and Tagancha, Ukraine, and of Raciaz (Racionz), Sokolka and Kuznica in Poland. The information includes the name of the individual and, when available, birth and death dates, age, Hebrew name, and family relationship annotations. For information concerning specific individuals, please write to them, enclosing a SASE, at 10201 Walker Lake Drive, Great Falls, VA, 22066.

New York City surrounding area cemetery information: NY JGS Cemetery Page.

(mostly non-Jewish cemetery information)[2000]
(mostly non-Jewish Long Island cemetery information) [2000]

Queens, and the rest of New York State

LONG ISLAND: (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) See also New York City,

Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island Contact information at: http://www.jgsli.org/

Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (NYC)

New York City surrounding area cemetery information: NY JGS Cemetery Page.
Rootsweb: mostly non-Jewish cemetery information) [2000]
LI Genealogy: mostly non-Jewish cemetery information [2000]

New York State Insurance Commissioner has information about defunct burial sites. NY State Insurance Dept., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038, (212) 341-6400. The bureau "effected the final dissolution and distribution of assets for 28 burial societies and other fraternal benefit organizations."

New York State Department of State, Division of Cemeteries, 270 Broadway, New York City 10007 (212) 587-5713 has address and additional information about each cemetery: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Organizations such as burial societies are listed in the 1907-08 edition of the American Jewish Yearbook , which contains hundreds of landsmanshaften and other groups. In 1938, the Yiddish Writers Group of the WPA (Works Progress Organization) conducted a survey of landsmanshaften and family circles. The books detailing the results of the survey and the organizations that responded are available in the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library. Most of it is in Yiddish, but a list of the groups is in English. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;

Note: Flora and Herbert Gursky of Great Falls, Virginia, compiled a list of burials in the New York City area from the landsmannshaft societies of Lysyanka and Tagancha, Ukraine, and of Raciaz (Racionz), Sokolka and Kuznica in Poland. The information includes the name of the individual and, when available, birth and death dates, age, Hebrew name, and family relationship annotations. For information concerning specific individuals, please write to them, enclosing a SASE, at 10201 Walker Lake Drive, Great Falls, VA, 22066.

Workmen's Circle (U.S.) Title: Records, [ca. 1897-1975]
Description: 258 linear ft.
Notes: Established 1892 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, primarily for the purpose of mutual aid. Became fraternal order, 1900; chartered 1905. ... and Cemetery Department, 1904-1937. YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY
Control No.: NXYH89-A475 [December 2000]

NEW YORK CITY -- QUEENS

Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (NYC) and Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

NEW YORK CITY -- METROPOLITAN AREA

Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (NYC)

Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Orthodox Jewish Archives of Agudath Israel
84 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 797-9000

New York Landsmanshaftn and Other Jewish Organizations:

Workmen's Circle (U.S.):

  • Title: Records, [ca. 1897-1975] Description: 258 linear ft. Notes: Established 1892 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, primarily for the purpose of mutual aid. Became fraternal order, 1900; chartered 1905. ... and Cemetery Department, 1904-1937. YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY. Control No.: NXYH89-A475 [December 2000]
  • American Jewish Committee Archives. YIVO's Workmen's Circle collection is now RG [Record Group] 575, titled "Workmen's Circle 1893-1972," consisting of 296 linear feet. [August 2009]

Metropolitan New York Area Cemeteries Indexed by Cemetery Name

The JGS of New York's Burial Societies in the New York Metropolitan Area database [February 2001]

A map of the cemeteries of the NY City area. Jewish Cemeteries in the NY and NJ Area with driving directions [2000]

Information for 135 cemeteries, and links to Yahoo! Maps - Driving Directions

In addition to the American Jewish Yearbook and the WPA book, an excellent source on landsmanshaftn is the "Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918" that book also lists NYC Jewish cemeteries; for many, acreage is included--a very useful bit of info when one is "cold calling" every cemetery, i.e. find out which are the largest and call those first. The book describes Jewish cemeteries that once existed in Manhattan on 32nd, 89th, and 105th Streets, and on Madison Avenue in the 70's. Beginning in the 1850's, which brought soaring real estate prices and legislation restricting further interments in Manhattan, remains were moved from those burial places to new cemeteries in Queens and Brooklyn. Consequently, Bayside, Beth El, and other cemeteries contain the graves of people who died years before the cemeteries opened. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  [February 2001] ]

New York State Cemeteries Name/Location Inventory 1995-1997, compiled by the Association for Municipal Historians of New York State (3 vols.). Heritage Books, the publisher, donated copies to New York Public Library, New York State Library in Albany, and several other libraries in New York State so they should be available via interlibrary loan. The inventory, based on information supplied by local historians, is organized by county, and then by town. Data includes type of cemetery (e.g. religious), status (active or inactive), founding date, location, and contact person or organization, but many entries have incomplete information. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [March 2001

Why so many cemeteries straddle the Queens-Brooklyn border:  "Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them" Long Island Newsday [January 2011]

"The Cemetery Belt" Long Island Newsday [January 2011]

Brooklyn Eagle Archive, 20 Jun 1886 article about NY area Jewish cemeteries.

UPDATE: NY Times article about the demise of burial societies, and the impact of same on cemeteries in NY and elsewhere.  [Dec. 2013]

SYNAGOGUES IN NY metro area [2004]
NY area synagogues [December 2002]

New York State Insurance Commissioner has information about defunct burial sites.  NY State Insurance Dept., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038, 212-341-6400. The bureau "effected the final dissolution and distribution of assets for 28 burial societies and other fraternal benefit organizations."

New York State Department of State, Division of Cemeteries, 270 Broadway, New York City 10007 (212-587-5713) has address and additional information about each cemetery: Joel Maxman

Organizations such as burial societies are listed in the 1907-08 edition of the American Jewish Yearbook , which contains hundreds of landsmanshaften and other groups. In 1938, the Yiddish Writers Group of the WPA (Works Progress Organization) conducted a survey of landsmanshaften and family circles. The books detailing the results of the survey and the organizations that responded are available in the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library. Most of it is in Yiddish, but a list of the groups is in English. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New York Landmanshaften [February 2010]

Note: Flora and Herbert Gursky of Great Falls, Virginia, compiled a list of burials in the New York City area from the landsmannshaft societies of Lysyanka and Tagancha, Ukraine, and of Raciaz (Racionz), Sokolka and Kuznica in Poland. The information includes the name of the individual and, when available, birth and death dates, age, Hebrew name, and family relationship annotations. For information concerning specific individuals, please write to them, enclosing a SASE, at 10201 Walker Lake Drive, Great Falls, VA, 22066.

CEMETERY or
CONGREGATION
CITY or TOWN, and STATE WHERE LISTED
Acacia Cemetery Ozone Park NYC
Agudas Achim Cemetery Setauket, LI, NY NY: State
Ahavas Zion Cemetery NJ - Newark NJ - Newark
Ahavath Chesed Synagogue Ridgewood, Queens: see Linden Hill Cem. NY State
Ahavath Joseph Cong. Cem. Hawthorne, NJ NJ
Arlington Jewish Cemetery Newark, NJ NJ - Newark
Baron Hirsh Cemetery Staten Island, NY NYC
Bayshore Jewish Center Bayshore, see Oakwood Cemetery NY State
Bayside Cemetery Ozone Park, Queens, NYC
Belmont Ave. Cemetery Newark NJ NJ - Newark
Beth Abraham: Newark, NJ, see Union Fields-Beth Abr. Newark, NJ
Beth Abraham Cemetery E. Brunswick, NJ NJ
Beth David Cemetery Elmont, LI NY State
Beth David Memorial Park Kenelworth, NJ NJ
Beth David Memorial Park Union, NJ NJ
Beth El Cemetery Paramus, NJ NJ
Beth El Cemetery: Glendale, Queens, NY, see Beth-El Cemetery, Ridgewood, NY NYC
Beth Israel Memorial Park Woodbridge, NJ NJ
Beth Moses Cemetery Farmingdale, LI, see Beth Moses Cem., Pinelawn, NY NY State
Beth Moses Cemetery Pinelawn, LI, NY NY State
Beth Olom Cemetery Brooklyn, NY NYC
Beth-El Cemetery Paramus, NJ NJ
Beth-El Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Bnai Abraham Cemetery Union, NJ NJ
Bnai Israel & Samuel Paterson, NJ NJ
Bnai Jeshurun Manhattan: see Beth Olom Cemetery NYC
Cedar Grove Cemetery Flushing, Queens, NY: see Mount Hebron Cemetery NYC
Cedar Park Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY, see Linden Hill Cem. NYC
Central Synagogue

Cong. Agudas Israel Cem. Newburgh, NY NY State
Cong. Anshe Emeth Cem. Deans, NJ: see South Brunswick-NJ NJ
Cong. Shaare Zedek Cem. Queens NYC
Cong. Shearith Israel Manhattan NYC
Cypress Hills Cemetery Brooklyn, NY NYC
Degel Yegudo Cemetery Deans, NJ: see Floral Park Cem. NJ
East Ridgelawn Cemetery Clifton, NJ: see Menorah Cemetery, Clifton NJ NJ
Evergreen Cemetery Hillside, NJ NJ
Fair Lawn Cemetery Fair Lawn, NJ NJ
Ferncliff Cem. & Crematory Hartsdale, NY NY State
Floral Park Cemetery Monmouth Jct., NJ NJ
George Washington Cemetery Paramus, NJ NJ
Grove St. Cemetery Newark/E.Orange NJ NJ - Newark
Highland View Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY: see Mount Judah Cemetery NYC
Hungarian Union Fields Cem Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Huntington Cemetery Huntington, LI, NY NY State



Kenisco Cemetery Valhalla, NY NY State
King David Cemetery Putnam Valley, NY NY State
King Solomon Memorial Park Clifton, NJ:see W. Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton NJ
Kings Park Cemetery Kings Park, NY NY State
Knollwood Park Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Last United Synag. Cemetery Calverton, NY NY State
Linden Hill Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Long Island National Cemetery Pinelawn, LI, NY NY State
Machpelah Cemetery Glendale, Queens, NY NYC
Maimonides Cemetery Brooklyn, NY NYC
Maimonides Cemetery Elmont, LI, NY NYC
Manhattan Cemetery Manhattan NYC
Maple Grove Cemetery Kew Gardens, Queens, NY Kew Gardens, Queens, NY
Menorah Cemetery Clifton, NJ NJ
Meretz Cemetery Brooklyn, NY: see Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn NYC
Mokom Sholom Cemetery Ozone Park, Queens, NY NYC
Montefiore Cemetery St. Albans, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Ararat Cemetery Farmingdale, LI, NY NY State
Mount Carmel Cemetery New Glendale, LI, NY: see New Mount Carmel Cemetery NY State
Mount Carmel Cemetery Glendale, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Hebron Cemetery Flushing, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Judah Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Lebanon Cemetery Glendale, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Lebanon Cemetery Iselin, NJ: see New Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin NJ
Mount Moriah Cemetery Fairview, NJ NJ
Mount Neboh Cemetery Glendale, Queens, NY NYC
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Hawthorne, NY NY State
Mount Zion Cemetery Maspeth, Queens, NY NYC
Mt. Eden Cemetery Hawthorne, NY NY State
Mt. Golda Cemetery Huntington, LI, NY NY State
Mt. Hope Cemetery Cypress Hills, NY NYC
Mt. Hope Cemetery Hastings-on-Hudson, NY NY State
Mt. Richmond Cemetery Staten Island, NY NYC
Mt. Zion Cemetery (New) NJ: Lyndhurst NJ
New Montefiore Cemetery Pinelawn, LI, NY: see New Montefiore, W. Babylon, NY NY State
New Montefiore Cemetery West Babylon, NY NY State
New Mount Carmel Cemetery Glendale, Queens, NY NYC
New Mount Lebanon Cem. Iselin, NJ NJ
New Mt. Zion Cemetery Lyndhurst, NJ NJ
New Union Field Cemetery Queens: (Ridgewood) see Beth El Cem. NYC
New Washington Cemetery Deans, NJ NJ
Oakwood Cemetery Bayshore, LI, NY NY State



Oheb Shalom Cemetery Hillside, NJ NJ
Old Montefiore Cemetery St. Albans, Queens, NY: see Montefiore Cemetery, NYC
Patchogue Hebrew Congreg. Holbrook, NY NY State
Pinelawn Memorial Park & Cem. Pinelawn, LI, NY NY State
Riverside Cemetery Saddlebrook, NJ NJ
Salem Fields Cemetery Brooklyn, NY NYC
Shaare Tefilah Manhattan: see Beth Olom Cemetery NYC
Sharey Tefilo Cemetery Montclair, NJ NJ
Sharon Gardens Cemetery see Kenisco Cemetery NY State
Shearith Israel Manhattan: see Beth Olom Cemetery NYC
Shearith Israel Cemetery Brooklyn, NY: see Beth Olom Cemetery NYC
Silver Lake Cemetery Staten Island, NY NYC
Stephen Wise Free Synag. Cem. Hastings-on-Hudson NY State
Talmud Torah Cemetery Newark, NJ NJ
Temple Bnai Jeshurun Short Hills, NJ: see Belmont Ave. Cem. NJ
Temple Bnai Zion Bloomfield, NJ: see Menorah Cemetery, Clifton NJ NY
Temple Emanu-El

Temple Israel Cemetery Hastings-on-Hudson NY State
Union Field Cemetery Ridgewood, Queens, NY NYC
Union Fields-Beth Abraham Cem. Irvington/Newark NJ - Newark
United Hebrew Cemetery Staten Island, NY NYC
Washington Cemetery Brooklyn, NY NYC
Washington Cemetery Deans, NJ: see New Washington NJ
Wellwood Cemetery Farmingdale, LI, NY: see Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY NY State
Wellwood Cemetery Pinelawn, LI, NY NY State
West Ridgelawn Cemetery Clifton, NJ NJ
Westchester Hills Free Synag. Hastings-on-Hudson NY State

 

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# Burial Location
101 NY State: POUGHKEEPSIE: (Dutchess County)
102 NY State: PUTNAM VALLEY: (Putnam County)
103 NY State: ROCHESTER: (Monroe County)
104 NY State: ROCKLAND COUNTY:
105 NY State: ROME: (Oneida County)
106 NY State: ROTTERDAM: See Schenectady
107 NY State: SACKETT LAKE: (Sullivan County)
108 NY State: SACKETT LAKE: (Sullivan County)
109 NY State: SARANAC LAKE: (Franklin County)
110 NY State: SARATOGA SPRINGS: (Saratoga County)
111 NY State: SCHENECTADY: (Schenectady County)
112 NY State: SPRING VALLEY: (Rockland County)
113 NY State: SYRACUSE: (Onondaga County)
114 NY State: TANNERSVILLE: (Greene County)
115 NY State: TROY: (Rensselaer County)
116 NY State: TUPPER LAKE: (Franklin County)
117 NY State: ULSTER HEIGHTS: (Ulster County)
118 NY State: UTICA: (Oneida County)
119 NY State: VALHALLA: (Westchester County)
120 NY State: WALKILL: (Ulster County)
121 NY State: WATERTOWN: (Jefferson County)
122 NY State: WAVERLY: (Chemung County)
123 NY State: WAWARSING: (Ulster County AND Sullivan County) Spring Glen, Laurenkill, Ellenville, Napanoch, the hamlet of Wawarsing, Soccanissing, and Kerhonkso
124 NY State: WHITE LAKE: (Sullivan County)
125 NY State: WHITE PLAINS: Westchester County
126 NY State: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS: (Sullivan County)
127 NY State: WHITESBORO: (Oneida County)
128 NY State: WOODRIDGE: See Fallsburgh
129 NY State: WURTSBORO: (Sullivan County)
130 NY State: WYNANTSKILL: (Rensselaer County)
131 NY State: YONKERS: (Westchester County)
132 QUEENS: Bayside
133 Queens: FLUSHING
134 Queens: GLENDALE
135 Queens: KEW GARDENS
136 Queens: MASPETH:
137 Queens: OZONE PARK
138 Queens: RIDGEWOOD
139 Queens: SPRINGFIELD GARDENS
140 STATEN ISLAND: NYC - Richmond County
 
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