ILLINOIS POORHOUSE (ALMSHOUSE) RECORDS

Note: These were found by searching the  IRAD (Illinois Regional Archives Depositories) website at 
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/

This is a wonderful site! It is very comprehensive...which requires that it be fairly complexly organized. But once you study it for a bit ... you will be amazed at what they have put on-line.
No, the records themselves have not been transcribed to be placed on-line ... dream on! But at least you can find what records they have in their holdings and how to access them.  PHL

Code: The accession number  -- by the first digit -- indicates which of the seven depositories in the state holds the materials . The following are the letter and number codes for each depository:
Example: (first item in table below) Adams County Almshouse Registers # 2/0070/01
The first digit -- 2 -- indicates that these are held in the depository at Western Illinois University.
1-   NIU-Northern Illinois University              5-   EIU-Eastern Illinois University
2-   WIU-Western Illinois University              6 -   SIU-Southern Illinois University
3-   ISU-Illinois State University                     7-   NEIU-Northeastern Illinois University
4-   UIS-University of Illinois at Springfield

Information about the Regional Depository Addresses, Telephone Numbers, and Hours
may be found at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/iradregn.html  
A zero (0) under microfilm roll(s) means that the records have not been filmed, but the physical records are held at the depository. [The ones microfilmed may or may not have the original records in the holdings of the archives.] The counties not on the list are not held at the state archives depositories ... but may be held only locally.
Here is something exciting! The Almshouse Registers in 8 counties highlighted below
have searchable name index data bases on-line. (With more to come soon.)
COUNTY Document Title Accession # Begins Ends Microfilm roll(s)
Adams Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!  

2/0070/01 1873 1898 1
Adams Poor Farm Accounts Books 2/0082/01 1906 1947 0
Bond Almshouse Registers 4/0214/11 1890 1891 0
Brown Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!

2/0079/02 1882 1963 1
Cass Almshouse Registers 4/0226/12 1887 1945 1
Fulton Almshouse Registers 2/0031/02 1877 1908 0
Fulton Poor Farm Death Record 2/0093/03 1909 1953 0
Fulton Poor Farm Inmate Registers 2/0093/01 1887 1955 0
Fulton Poor Farm Monthly Reports 2/0093/02 1909 1955 0
Greene Almshouse Registers 4/0272/02 1874 1928 1
Henry Almshouse Registers 2/0084/06 1889 1902 1
JoDaviess Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index  

1/0279/08 1846 1938 1
McDonough Almshouse Registers 2/0020/01 1863 1914 0
Madison Death Certificate Stubs 6/0289/07 1922 1943 2
Madison Poor Farm Bills 6/0289/10 1934 1944 3
Madison Poor Farm Death Record 6/0289/03 1921 1958 1
Madison Poor Farm Hospital Registers 6/0289/01 1897 1958 2
Madison Poor Farm Hospital Reports 6/0289/02 1920 1935 1
Madison Poor Farm Incoming Correspondence 6/0289/09 1923 1936 1
Madison Poor Farm Inmate Card File 6/0289/08 1920 1948 1
Madison Poor Farm Inmate Index 6/0289/06 1899 1927 1
Madison Poor Farm Inmate Registers 6/0289/04 1880 1926 3
Madison Poor Farm Transfer Registers 6/0289/05 1925 1944 1
Menard Almshouse Registers 4/0185/04 1879 1945 1
Mercer Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!

2/0097/01 1859 1986 1
Morgan Almshouse Registers

Medical Examination Record

Searchable Name Index!

       
Ogle Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!

1/0218/01 1878 1933 1
Peoria Almshouse Registers 2/0095/02 1848 1936 1
Peoria Poor Farm Cemetery Record 2/0095/01 1899 1956 1
St Clair Cemetery Record 6/0024/18 1935 1951 0
St Clair Poor Farm Account Book 6/0024/14 1898 1901 0
St Clair Poor Farm Board Record 6/0024/11 1875 1879 0
Schuyler Almshouse Registers 2/0083/11 1855 1921 1
Shelby Almshouse Registers 5/0044/01 1870 1942 1
Stark Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!

2/0069/01 1868 1941 1
Woodford Almshouse Registers

Searchable Name Index!

3/0120/02 1868 1957 0
Woodford Poor Farm Case Files 3/0120/28 1917 1940 0
Woodford Poor Farm Committee Minutes 3/0120/01 1903 1903 1
Woodford Poor Farm Ledgers 3/0120/03 1912 1925 0
Woodford Poor Farm Ledgers & Receipts 3/0120/04 1955 1957 0
Woodford Poor Farm Ledgers & Receipts 3/0120/24 1868 1893 0

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