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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county
 

Caption:  County Infirmary, Xenia, Ohio

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

List of Residents of the Greene County Poor Farm from the 1870 Census 

 

The following original records (and microfilm where so noted) may be found in the local government records in the special collections of Wright State University
in Dayton.(3640 Colonal Glenn Highway)
ADMISSIONS/DISCHARGES (INMATES REGISTER) 1840-1951     3 VOLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES/JOURNAL 1861-1908               3 VOLS DIRECTORS MINUTES 1861-1908                                                       MFM 2 
INDENTURE RECORD 1884-1899                                                        MFM 2 
LEDGER AND BILLS 1880-1927                                                          5 VOLS 
OUTSIDE RELIEF RECORD-SCATTERED 1891-1913                       2 VOLS 
OUTSIDE RELIEF RECORD/INDENTURES 1881-1891                     VOL 
POOR HOUSE DAY BOOK 1829-1889                                               VOL 
RECEIPTS AND EXPENSES 1908-1958                                              5 VOLS 
RECORD OF INMATES 1829-1907                                                     MFM 
SUPERINTENDENTS CASH BOOK 1928-1951                                 VOL 
TIME BOOK AND PAYROLL 1907-1947                                           2 VOLS 
VISITORS REGISTER 1870-1914                                                         VOL
Note: Visitors Registers can be extremely valuable as a source for the names of relatives. Quite often relatives are not specifically named in other types of poorhouse records.


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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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in GREENE 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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