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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

 

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)
MINUTES OF DIRECTORS-SCATTERED 1878-1928                           3 VOLS 
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 1908-1954                                        3 VOLS 
RECORD OF INMATES 1888-1938                                                            MFM 
VISITORS REGISTER 1902-1916                                                                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 MERCER 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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