Our department has volumes called Registers, which offer interesting information about the people who lived at the Poor House / Infirmary / County Home. From the beginning, the Registers indicate when a person entered and left the Home, where they came from, what their age was, and a general reason why they were committed there. There are also brief comments about the habits or morals of the residents.
Below are left- and right-handed pages from a Register volume. A record for one person stretches across both pages.
|Left Page, with Date Committed, By What Authority Committed, Name, Residence, Age and Disease (or the person's condition, or reason for entering the institution)|
|Right Page, with Habits, Birthplace, Birthdate and Remarks (usually whether the person died in the institution or was discharged)|
We also have other records of the Home. The Journals tell about the business of running the institution. The Board of County Visitors Reports describe the conditions of the Home between 1892 and 1924. If you would like to look at any of these records, please call us at 740-670-5121, or send us a message at http://www.lcounty.com/frmFeedback.aspx. More information about the County Home, including a lengthier history and a list of burials, is at http://www.lcounty.com/records/frmInfirmary.aspx.