OHIO INFIRMARY (POORHOUSE) RECORDS 
by COUNTY

Adams  
Allen  
Ashland  
Ashtabula  
Athens OHS microfilm 
Auglaize OHS microfilm
Belmont OHS microfilm
Brown  
Butler OHS microfilm
Carroll  
Champaign OHS microfilm
Clark OHS microfilm
Clermont  
Clinton OHS microfilm
Columbiana OHS microfilm
Coshocton

 found at http://www.coshocton.org/kins.htm

THE KINSMAN COURIER VOLUME XVIII #3 FALL 1995 
viii Partial Listing of People Admitted To The Coshocton Co. Ohio Infirmary (Poor House)

THE KINSMAN COURIER VOLUME XVIII #4 WINTER 1995 Coshocton County Chapter Ohio Genealogy Society
 ix. Partial Listing of People Admitted To The Coshocton Co. Ohio Infirmary (Poor House)
 

 

Crawford  
Cuyahoga  
Darke OHS microfilm
Defiance OHS microfilm
Delaware  
Erie

found at  http://www.sandusky.lib.oh.us/follettpages/materials_available_in_media_ser.htm Materials available in Media Services of Sandusky Library, 114 West Adams Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, Phone: 419-625-3834 

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Wunderley, Katharyn Huss.  Erie County, Ohio Infirmary.  Wunderley, 1991.

Fairfield

 found at http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org/publicatons/publications.html 

Infirmary Records, Fairfield County, Ohio, 1848-1910 and Death Records from the Infirmary Records, 1911-1980

$8.00

$1.50

$9.50

Publications maybe ordered by sending check or money order to:
Fairfield County Chapter, OGS 
P.O. Box 1470 Lancaster, Ohio 43130-0570
 
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(please allow 6 to 8 weeks for orders to be processed) 
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Fayette OHS microfilm
Franklin OHS microfilm
Fulton  
Gallia  OHS microfilm
Geauga   
Greene OHS microfilm
Guernsey  OHS microfilm
Hamilton   
Hancock  OHS microfilm
Hardin   
Harrison  
Henry OHS microfilm
Highland OHS microfilm
Hocking  
Holmes  
Huron  
Jackson  
Jefferson  
Knox  
Lake  
Lawrence OHS microfilm
Licking OHS microfilm
Logan OHS microfilm
Lorain  
Lucas

 found at  http://www.utoledo.edu/~gried/lcogs.htm  

Lucas County Infirmary Register, Vol.I, 1855-1882 Book 1, 
Mar. 1855-Feb. 1868. Indexed; 98 pages. 
Price $12.00; P&H $2.00; OH residents add $.75 sales tax. 

Lucas County Infirmary Register, Vol. I,1855-1882, Book 2,
Feb. 1868-Mar. 1882.Indexed; 87 pages. 
Price $12.00; P&H $2.00; OH residents add $.75 sales tax.
Lucas County Infirmary Register, Vol. II,1882-1901.
Indexed; 149 pages. 
Price $15.00; P&H $2.00; OH residents add $.94 sales tax.
Madison OHS microfilm
Mahoning OHS microfilm
Marion OHS microfilm

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found at http://www.genealogy.org/~smoore/marion/poorhous.htm

These two files are extracted from the Marion County Ohio Poorhouse / Infirmary. They include all admissions from 1856, the opening of the poorhouse, through 1888. The entries include date of event (admission, leaving, death, birth), name, age, township, and comments.

Both files contain the same information -- just the order is different. The Poor House records have been microfilmed and are available (on film #1869488) through your local LDS Family History Library. The original record books are in the Ohio Historical Society Library located at 1985 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211.

The files are readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow this link to Adobe to get your free copy of Acrobat Reader.

[Note: These files are totally AWESOME! One problem: On my browser, the download of either of these files took an incredibly LONG time while I was looking at an empty browser screen and only knew from the sounds my computer was making, that anything was going on. But it was absolutely worth the wait! Don't forget -- you need Acrobat Reader and you can zoom in to enlarge the size for easier reading. PHL]

Alphabetical entries

Entries in date order

 

Medina  
Meigs found at http://www.genealogy.org/~baf/references/meigs_refs.html

Meigs County Infirmary (Ohio). Superintendent. / County Home register of inmates, 1871, 1901-1981. / Columbus : Filmed by the Ohio Historical Society, 1981. / Notes: Microfilm of records located in the Meigs County Court House, Pomeroy, Ohio. Includes surname index. LDS

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OHS microfilm

Mercer OHS microfilm
Miami OHS microfilm
Monroe OHS microfilm
Montgomery OHS microfilm

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[Note: We got a little carried away here! This list has not been limited to only infirmary records.  But there are so many different types of records here which could be helpful to genealogists trying to locate documentation about an ancestor who was poor -- that we felt it would be good to show all of these examples. It is important to realize that records such as these were typically created in almost every county. So if they are not microfilmed or on a list of a given county's holdings; they may actually be there -- but in a box which you will have to go and search for yourself!  Some of these documents may help gain historical perspective on the circumstances under which poverty occurred and the public sentiments with which it was treated.  PHL ]

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO
Local Government Records and Newspapers 

Records are arranged alphabetically by office of origin. County records are listed first, followed by municipalities, school districts and townships. News papers appear at the end of the listing. Click here for information about access to these records.

     AUDITOR
     
POOR RELIEF PAYMENTS                     1935-1940     MFM     

     CHILDRENS HOME
DEATH RECORD                             1877-1924     MFM           INDENTURE RECORD                         1868-1908     MFM      MOVEMENT IN AND OUT                      1885-1923     MFM      RECORD OF INMATES                        1867-1928     MFM 3      RECORD OF INMATES INDEX                  1893-1912     MFM      TRUSTEES MINUTES                         1867-1951     MFM 3      UNKNOWN ABANDONED CHILDREN       1884-1910 MFM           

     COMMISSIONERS
     
BURIAL RECORD OF INDIGENT SOLDIERS1884-1902     MFM
     
COUNTY HOME/INFIRMARY JOURNAL    1913-1937     MFM
     
INFIRMARY DIRECTORS MINUTES          1826-1912     MFM 3
     
JOURNAL                                  1905-1953     MFM 26
     
JOURNAL & RECORD                         1804-1853     MFM
     
MARY SCOTT HOME/COLORED INDIGENT POOR 1931          MFM
     
MIAMI HOSPITAL CHARITY CASES             1927-1932     MFM
     
POOR RELIEF FILES-SCATTERED              1931-1948     MFM
     
SOLDIERS RELIEF FILES                    1929-1937     MFM

           COUNTY HOME
     
BIRTH AND DEATH RECORD                   1886-1969     MFM
     
CENSUS OF DISADVANTAGED                  1892          MFM
     
COMMISSARY RECORD-SCATTERED        1922-1957     MFM
     
DAILY MOVEMENT OF INMATES                1977-1978     MFM
     
DAILY RECORD OF INMATES                  1879-1904     MFM
     
DEATH RECORD                             1905-1969     MFM
     
EMPLOYMENT RECORD                        1907-1943     MFM
     
HOSPITAL REGISTER                        1916-1917     MFM
     
INDEX TO REGISTER OF SANE INMATES      *****         MFM
     
INFIRMARY AND INSANE RECORD           1829-1890     MFM
     
INSANE RECORD-SCATTERED                  1829-1906     MFM
     
PAUPERISM STATISTICS-SCATTERED        1891-1900     MFM
     
REGISTER OF INMATES                      1888-1892     MFM
     
REGISTER OF MEMBERS                      1930-1978     MFM
     
REGISTER OF SANE INMATES               1892-1908     MFM        

     SOLDIERS RELIEF COMMISSION
     
COMMISSION MINUTES                       1946-1962     MFM 

     TREASURER
     
BOARDING OF CHILDREN/AID TO DISABLED 1952-1953     MFM
     
EMERGENCY POOR RELIEF PAYMENT RECORD1935-53 MFM 3

    
VETERANS SERVICES
     
SOLDIERS HOME INMATE RECORD        1867-1888     MFM
     
SOLDIERS RELIEF COMMISSION MINUTES 1893-1921     MFM
     
SOLDIERS RELIEF PAYMENT RECORD      1890-1896     MFM

    FINANCE DEPARTMENT
     
POOR RELIEF FINANCIAL REPORTS            1939-1949     VOL

   HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
     
DOOR OF HOPE ASSOC. CONSTITUTION     1911          PAM
     
DOOR OF HOPE ASSOC. MINUTES-SCATTERED 1907-40     VOL
     
WORKHOUSE ANNUAL REPORT                  1878          PAM
     
WORKHOUSE PRISON REGISTER         1876-1956     20 VOLS

    
PLANNING DEPARTMENT
     
UNEMPLOYMENT/RELIEF STATISTICS   1930-1934     FILE

                       TOWNSHIP-DAYTON      

     CLERK OF TRUSTEES
     
INDENTURES AND APPRENTICESHIPS     1838-1883     VOL

                        TOWNSHIP-GERMAN 

     CLERK OF TRUSTEES
     
POOR RELIEF RECORD                       1897-1899     VOL


OHS microfilm

Morgan  
Morrow  
Muskingum OHS microfilm

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from: http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/muskingum/messages/233.html

zanesville muskingum co. home today is located at 1400 newark road, zanesville, ohio. telephone #740.454-8561. they could probably help you. only one i have ever heard of around here.


Noble  
Ottawa  
Paulding  
Perry
Ohio Census Records (Federal & State) OH PERRY COUNTY- OHIO INFIRMARY RECORDS- 1853 to 1910.

found at http://www.rootsweb.org/~mostlogs/Ohio.htm

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found at http://www.everton.com/GENEALOG/GENEALOG.LOC-OH 

83163187 Perry County, Ohio, infirmary record, 1853-1910.

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OHS microfilm

Pickaway OHS microfilm
Pike OHS microfilm
Portage OHS microfilm
Preble

found at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/staff/dunbar/arch/preble.htm
[Note: We have extracted these from a more comprehensive list.]

PREBLE COUNTY, OHIO
Local Government Records and Newpapers


Records are arranged alphabetically by office of origin. County records are listed first, followed by municipalities, school districts and townships. Newspapers appear at the end of the listing. Click here for information about access to these records

AUDITOR
INFIRMARY ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS 1934-1950 FILE INFIRMARY ANNUAL REPORTS 1920-1940 FILE
INFIRMARY SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS 1912-1919 FILE

COMMISSIONERS
INFIRMARY JOURNAL 1906-1927 2 VOLS

COUNTY HOME
ANNUAL REPORTS TO AID FOR AGED 1940-1941 FILE
BLANK INFIRMARY FORMS ***** FILE
CENSUS CERTIFICATES 1903 2 FLDRS CONTRACTS-SCATTERED 1879-1940 FILES
DAILY POPULATION MOVEMENT 1937-1950 4 FILES DIRECTORS MINUTES 1892-1906 VOL
MEDICAL REPORTS 1877-1897 FILE
MISC. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS 1860-1942 FILE
MISC. CORRESPONDENCE 1881-1903 FILE
MISC. FINANCIAL RECORDS 1886-1940 FILE
OUTSIDE RELIEF CENSUS REPORTS 1901-1904 2 FLDRS PAUPERISM STATISTICS-SCATTERED 1882-1906 3 FILES RECEIPTS & EXPENDITURES-SCATTERED 1892-1957 4 VOLS RECORD OF INMATES 1838-1904 MFM
REGISTER OF INMATES 1838-1904 2 VOLS
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS INMATES/INFIRMARY 1889-1905 3 FILES
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS OF DIRECTORS 1886-1901 7 FILES SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS SUPERINTENDENT 1883-1904 3 FILES SUPERINTENDENTS ANNUAL REPORTS (COUNTY) 1933-1941 2 FILES
SUPERINTENDENTS ANNUAL REPORTS (OHIO) 1887-1904 3 FILES
SUPERINTENDENTS RESERVE FUND LEDGERS 1867-1902 HOL BOX
VISITORS REGISTER 1884-1962 2 VOLS

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OHS microfilm

Putnam OHS microfilm
Richland  
Ross  
Sandusky OHS microfilm
Scioto OHS microfilm
Seneca OHS microfilm
Shelby OHS microfilm
Stark  
Summit found at http://spot.acorn.net/gen/chapinfo.html

Summit County, Ohio Infirmary Burial & Miscellaneous Records 1916-1952   $ 7.50 ppd $ .29 tax

This book is printed in four sections and each section is printed in alphabetical order. Included are: SECTION 1: County Burials at the County Infirmary. SECTION 2: Akron City burials at the County Infirmary.(some of these deaths will not be found in other County Records). SECTION 3: some Admittance Records. SECTION 4: an Addendum listing "Dispositions" of bodies to the Western Reserve School of Medicine or other such schools. 8 1/2 x 11", soft cover, spiral bound, 50 pp, published 1992.

 

Trumbull Warren-Trumbull County Public Library holdings regarding the poorhouse
Tuscarawas OHS microfilm
Union  
Van Wert  
Vinton  
Warren  
Washington OHS microfilm
Wayne  
Williams OHS microfilm
Wood  
Wyandot  

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