Monroe County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society 

P.O. Box 641

Woodsfield, OH  43793

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Here are a few dates to remember when you're searching for your ancestors:

- Ohio became a state in 1803.

- Monroe County was established in 1815.                (It was created from Belmont, Guernsey & Washington counties.)

- Noble County was established in 1851.                    (It was created from Guernsey, Morgan, Monroe, &                   Washington counties.)

- West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863.    (It seceded from Virginia during the Civil War & joined the       Union.)

Knowing these tidbits could affect where and how you find information. 

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A number of Monroe County ancestors were Quakers who immigrated from Virginia & Pennsylvania when the Northwest Territory was opened for settlement.  Most were affiliated with the Belmont County Meetings before Monroe County was established in 1815.


Infirmary Records of Monroe County, Ohio 1855-1946


Compiled by Shirley A. Harmon, John Ogden                                           Edited by Karen Romick

In 1854, the county commissioners established the Monroe County Infirmary for the use of a “poor farm.” Over the years, the infirmary provided a shelter to the impoverished, elderly, infirm and mentally handicapped. Even orphans were placed here until the Children’s Home was built in 1888. This volume contains the records of the infirmary, tombstone inscriptions from the infirmary cemetery, additional burials and deaths found in other sources, photos, and newspaper abstracts pertaining to the infirmary.

May 2015, 8.5 x 11, softbound, 114 pages.

$16.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Ohio residents must include tax at the rate charged in your county.

Order from: Monroe County Chapter OGS, PO Box 641, Woodsfield, OH 43793-0641