Old News – Poorhouse and County Hospital

This article tells the amounts for support of the Monroe County Poorhouse (Almshouse) and the County Hospital. It also tells of overcrowding at the Hospital. It wouldn’t be until 1933 that the current Monroe Community Hospital would be opened. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC April 1, 1916 REPORT ON COUNTY POOR. The annual report of Superintendent of …

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Road Blocks Researching Mental Patients

There was this article¬† in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this last Sunday which tells of trying to investigate family members that were former patients in mental hospitals. Some of the road blocks are related to government restricts of records from even over a hundred years old.¬† Some very basic information, such as burial locations are sometimes …

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Pictures of Highland Hosp. Nurses

The library at Highland Hospital has released a selection of digital images on the New York Heritage website. Highland Hospital 1940-1949: The School of Nursing during World War II only comprises 22 images with most having names of the people in the picture. Mostly formal and often posed, these black and white images offer a …

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