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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


The above photograph can be found on the wonderful website by Timothy E. Fisher Genealogy and Historical Information for  PERRY COUNTY, OHIO

Caption:  Perry County Infirmary, New Lexington, Ohio 

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LOCAL NOTES:

Historical Notes about the Perry County Infirmary -- 
from the on-line History of Fairfield & Perry Counties

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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:

The Perry County Chapter, OGS published "Perry County, Ohio Infirmary Records 1853-1910" back in 1983. I don't think it is still in print; at least, it's not listed on their website.  
     Submitted by Amy Johnson Crow, CG, Vice-President, Fairfield County Chapter, OGS  
Amy Johnson Crow [amy@amyjohnsoncrow.com]  

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