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19 March 2012

Lived in the Poor Farm?

If an ancestor "disappears," consider the possibility that they were admitted to the county poor farm? The ancestor may have fallen on hard times or otherwise become unable to care for themselves. Records of the poor farm may not be overly detailed, but they may help explain why Grandma "disappeared."

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  1. Other names for this institution are poor house, county home, and county infirmary.