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Hello list quite a few Kentucky folks located ancestors in the
Lawrence Co. Ohio Children's Home. I am posting the links to
the two pages from the 1900 Census listing the "inmates" at
the home. I hate to sound defensive here, but if you don't think I
should be sharing Ancestry's pages with the public, please
don't tell me. Just write them directly about their policy of
sharing pages. There is a feature on each page that allows
people to share with anyone. I've done that in the past and
got a few unexpected blasts from folks who said it wasn't fair
to share pages to people who didn't pay for Ancestry like
they had to. We are all here to help each other. If I find
something helpful, I'm sharing it.
The book by Martha J. Kounse that I've offered to do look-ups
from covers the inmates at the Home from 1874-1926.
I don't know if this Home was ennumerated on any
other censuses....it should be, but I haven't looked.
I've only searched for the 1900 census.
If you need the 1880,1910, 1920 census checked for the
Home, let me know, I will send it to you.
Page one of two pages
Page two of two.
If you'd like a copy of the original record (with the Home's notes)
on the child located in this book, you can request a copy from the
microfilm of the record by the name, "Lawrence County, Ohio Children's
Home Register 1874-1926" from one of these three places:
(the book version is more helpful for the genealogist
for the author has researched additional outside sources
for each child, and therefore, has more in-depth information
about the child/family than the original Children's Home records.)
1. Your local Family History Center Library.
3. Ohio Historical Society Library
1984 Velma Ave.
3. Ohio University, Alden Library, Athens, Ohio
Many of the children were brought to the Home through
Probate Court. I haven't checked for these records, but
if you'd like a copy of that original record, I'd suggest
you contact Lawrence Co. Ohio Probate Court for further
instructions on where those originals are, and how to
obtain a copy.
Here is what Martha J. Kounse (the author of the book version)
had to say about her project:
"This book has been ten years in the making. I have
painstakingly read page by page of the original microfilmed
record of the Lawrence County, Ohio Children's Home Register.
Many times I proofed the names, dates, and places for
accuracy. Lots of other sources were researched to add
more in-depth information about the children and their families.
You will find very important and rare genealogical information
not found anywhere in other documents. That information
includes adoptions, deaths in hospitals in other counties,
burials, death and birth dates (and places) of parents, siblings,
grandparents, etc. In some cases it gives the maiden name
of mother and illegitimate children's parents.
If you have been looking for a lost child in your family who
disappeared, YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS BOOK!! Sometimes
children were sent to homes in other cities where they became
of age and stayed in that town, marrying and raising a family there.
You will be amazed at the amount of material included."
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(Although this Children's Home was located
in Lawrence Co. Ohio, I have seen many mentions
of these children's extended families in several Kentucky
counties, or the children have gone to live with others
in surrounding Ky. counties upon discharge.)
Hello fellow listers, I have just recieved through the mail
the 2003 edition of "Annotated Lawrence County, Ohio
Children's Home Register 1874-1926" by Martha J. Kounse
in the mail today. Beautifully written, clear, precise
alphabetical listing of the hundreds and hundreds
of children passing through this home. It not only
has an index, and A-Z registry, but it also has all of the
notes from the Children's Home regarding the circumstances
surrounding the child's stay there. Some children have
their birthdays listed, some have their parents names,
extended families names, and who picked them up from
the Home upon discharge, some notes even tell where
they went after leaving the Home.
Of course I can't keep all this information to myself.
If anyone needs a look-up, please don't hesitate to
request one. I'll e-mail you what I see. As sad as these
children's stories are in this book, I hope some of us find
our long lost ancestors. We all are here now because
these children made it. They survived the horrors of circumstance,
and went on to lead productive lives! After all, we're here
now reaquainting ourselves with them. Let us honor those
childrens' struggles and finally bring them home!!
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