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Athens County Infirmary   -- Register & Name Index  

NOTE:  This is exactly the kind of dedicated volunteer work that is needed to make poorhouse records more accessible online.  We are delighted to hear of  Julie's project and will be featuring it in the next issue of our newsletter and writing up more about it on our Featured Articles page.  Many Thanks, Julie!                                          PHL

 

"Hello, I wanted to let you know that I purchased a copy of microfilm records that I found through using [The POORHOUSE STORY] site. It covers the Athens County Ohio Infirmary Vol. 1-2 (1857-1911) and the Athens County Ohio Children's home from it's start in 1882-1928. 

I have been transcribing the microfilm and placing it on my web site for FREE complete with an every-name index as I get it done. Obviously, I am nowhere close to getting it done,  but I work on it every day. I wanted to let you know that you are welcome to place a link from your web site to these pages if you are interested in so doing. All the indexes and Volumes can be accessed from one page in my site. 
  
It's a transcription in progress. I've already transcribed whatever indexes came with the books, and a few misc. pages that I first did for my own research. Then I started with Volume One of the Athens County Ohio Infirmary (poorhouse). I ADD names to the index as I find them while transcribing...and there are plenty of names NOT in the index, I'm finding. So it changes every few days. Hope this helps you or someone else."  :)   

Julie North   JEWEL8118@aol.com 


WPA   Inventory

OHS Microfilm


Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in ATHENS county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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