Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Upcoming virtual free online program hosted by the Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - presentation by Gravestone Restoration Services - Monday, June 12, 2023 - 7p.m.

"The Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society will present a virtual program by Gravestone Restoration Services at 7 p.m. June 12.
The presentation by Kate Rivet of Brownhelm and Jane Crandall of Marblehead who, along with Crandall’s husband Ron, are The GRS Crew. It has over 10 years of combined experience in cemetery restoration and preservation following Do No Harm methods and the material standards approved by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, according to a news release.
The presentation will focus on their work of cleaning, resetting, and repairing historic headstones, along with additional information about stone types, iconography, and burial practices. This online program is free and open to the public. To receive a link to the meeting, contact meetings@loraincoogs.org and ask to be added to the list."

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Wyandot County, Ohio W.P.A. Cemetery Plat Maps have been added to the right sidebar of the blog.

The Wyandot County WPA Cemetery Plat Maps have been added to the right side bar of the blog.

The cemetery map images are clear and neatly drawn with page numbering.  

An exceptional example from this collection is shown below.: 

Please note.:  
Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore Township, however, is missing its title page (page 30) as well as section pages 32, 33, and 34.  Only the key map on page 31 is present in the collection.
These .jpg images were converted from the .pdf versions posted online at the Wyandot County Engineer's website that are arranged under the township name headings.
Sharing a link to the Wyandot County, Ohio cemeteries as listed on Find A Grave.  
In 1982, the Col. William Crawford Chapter of the D.A.R. (Upper Sandusky) published their research results for burials at cemeteries located in Wyandot County.  That publication can be accessed online from the website.: