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Poor Houses or Orphanages

Entire families could live in poor houses when a father was unable to provide for his family. The records of these institutions often differentiated between admitted adults and children. Children were sometimes sent to local orphanages if no guardian or family member could care for them. These records usually indicate the length of stay as well as adoptions and deaths of children at the orphanage.