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."

Monday, June 8, 2009

Berea Cemetery Documentation Project

"We reveal the history of the community through the stories of its dead"
The title is a link to the Berea Cemetery Documentation project. It contains additional information concerning the Adams Street Cemetery Workshop coming up on July 18 and July 19 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. in Berea, Ohio
From: Jeremy Feador

"...more about the Adams Street Cemetery, here is our website: mcs.bw.edu/~bereahis
We've been doing work on it for almost three years now. It has really come full circle, from a forgotten cemetery to a city landmark.
Thanks!"
--Jeremy



"This database is the result of collaboration between the History Department of Baldwin-Wallace College, the Berea Historical Society, and the City of Berea. Since 2006, B-W students have been doing research on burials at local cemeteries, discovering unmarked burials, biographies, genealogies, and the ways the lives of the dead intersected with events in local, state, and national history. We started with inscriptions on tombstones and a list of names, and this database represents what we have discovered so far.
B-W's mission calls on faculty members to involve our students in projects that encourage them to become "contributing, compassionate citizens." The Berea Cemetery Documentation project allows students to do professional historical research for the service of the community.Funding for the project is provided by Baldwin-Wallace College, the Ohio Humanities Council, American Legion Post 91, the Berea Rotary Club, the Berea Community Development Corporation, Mayor Cyril Kleem, and private donors to the Adams
Street Cemetery Project. Thank you for your support!"
How to use this database
"Enter a search term in one of the fields and click on submit. A list of matching results will pop up. Click on the ID number of the person whose record you want to view. To print the record, click on the print icon at the top right corner of the record, and the page will realign to fit your printer. If you have additional information you would like us to add to the database, please contact the project supervisor, Dr. Indira Gesink.
If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster and application engineer, Greg Airel.
If you are interested in cemetery studies, please contact our liaison with the Association for Gravestone Studies, Jeremy Feador.Enter a search term in one of the fields below and click on submit. A list of matching results will pop up. Click on the ID number of the person whose record you want to view. To print the record, click on the print icon at the top right corner of the record, and the page will realign to fit your printer. If you have additional information you would like us to add to the database, please contact the project supervisor, Dr. Indira Gesink. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster and application engineer, Greg Airel.
If you are interested in cemetery studies, please contact our liaison with the Association for Gravestone Studies, Jeremy Feador."
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Contact Info:
Indira Gesink, Ph. D.Project SupervisorAssociate Professor of HistoryChair, Department of HistoryBaldwin-Wallace Collegeemail: igesink@bw.edu

Jeremy FeadorLead Project ResearcherMember, Association for Gravestone StudiesOhio Humanities Council Grant Intern, 2007email: feador.2@wright.edu
Greg AirelWebmaster/Application Engineeremail: gairel@bw.edu

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