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Ancestry.com. USA, Industrial Removal Office (Büro für Umsiedlung von Einwanderern aus den großen Städten des Ostens der USA ins Landesinnere), 1899-1922 [Datenbank online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Ursprüngliche Daten: Industrial Removal Office. Records of the Industrial Removal Office. AJHS microfilm I-91 (66 rolls). American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York City.

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 USA, Industrial Removal Office (Büro für Umsiedlung von Einwanderern aus den großen Städten des Ostens der USA ins Landesinnere), 1899-1922

Das Industrial Removal Office war eine Organisation mit Sitz in New York City am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts, deren Ziel es war, jüdische Einwanderer bei der Integrierung in die amerikanische Gesellschaft zu unterstützen und ihnen bei der Arbeitssuche und falls nötig bei der Umsiedlung in eine andere Stadt zu helfen. Diese Datenbank enthält Aufzeichnungen des Industrial Removal Office für die Jahre 1899-1924. Dazu gehören administrative und finanzielle Aufzeichnungen, statistische Aufzeichnungen, Aufzeichnungen für die Unterbringung und Umsiedlung von Einwanderern, Umfragen zu den jüdischen Lebensumständen und Korrespondenz. Die Aufzeichnungen können Englisch oder Jiddisch sein.

In the early 1900’s large amounts of Romanian Jews fled to New York. The Rumanian Committee was organized in New York City as a result of this. The Committee’s aim was to help relocate the immigrants to other cities and help them find employment. The Rumanian Committee soon became the Industrial Removal Office (IRO), under the Jewish Agricultural Society. The IRO was a much broader organization and assisted any Jewish immigrant needing employment, regardless of nationality or origin. The IRO sought to help immigrants assimilate into American society, in addition to relocating them and helping them find work.

This database contains records of the Industrial Removal Office from 1899-1922. This includes administrative and financial records, statistical records, immigrants’ placement and removal records, Jewish life conditions surveys, and correspondence. Records may be written in either English or Yiddish.

The records have been organized into 11 series, according to record type. The series that will be most valuable to genealogists is Series II, so it is recommended that research begins there, before looking into the other series.

Ancestry.com has reproduced these records courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) where this collection is available on microfilm.

11 Sep 2019: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.