Monday, May 30, 2011

Poor Farm Admission in the 1870s

This image is from part of the Mercer County, Illinois, almshouse register from the 1870s. It contains entries for several members of the Smith family of Keithsburg, Illinois. The two page ledger contains information on this family, including on whose authority they were admitted and how they left the facility.

In an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues, we'll look at this register entry in more detail and see how actually two family members are missing from this listing.

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