The records of the Public Welfare Department Public Institutions Division include indexes to residents or patients in many of the institutions covering the years 1868-1924.
For residents after 1924, search the Department of Human Services patient index cards. The patient cards cover multiple institutions and are divided into two series, one for patients who were temporary residents of those institutions and a second for those who died in the institution.
In addition to indexes found in the records of specific state institutions there are indexes in two series of records in the administrative agencies.
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