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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


The caption below reads: Elyria, Ohio, Lorain County Infirmary.

The caption below reads: Lorain County Infirmary, Ohio.

 
PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

DATABASE IN PROGRESS  

There is a work in progress by a Lorain County genealogist,
Nancy Applebee Meyers. She is compiling a database of those who were admitted, born and died at the Lorain County Infirmary from 1868-1956; also those who are buried at the Lorain County Infirmary Cemetery.

You may contribute to this database, by sending information to  nmeyers34@yahoo.com  

Submitted by:
Nancy M. Meyers, Lorain OH
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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:

See Note above under RECORDS regarding the database under construction.  

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