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, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Greenfield Ohio - site for Greenfield Cemetery Records and Cemetery Wall Slide Show of Old Burying Ground in Greenfield
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Inform Kathy of the cemetery or part of a cemetery you are willing to photograph.
Remember to take a friend or family member with you for safety reasons.
If your camera has a Portrait setting please use this to increase the focus on the stone and not surroundings. This is a better setting than landscape mode for this purpose.
Take digital photos on sunny or partly cloudy days and do not make any adjustments to them.
Watch the glossy stones as your image may reflect on their surface and show up on the photo.
Photos are to be taken of all stones; standing, fallen, broken, illegible.
Keep photos organized and submitted by cemetery name.
When submitting photos include your name and contact info so we can thank you for your work."
If you already have stone photos in your collection how about sharing them. Printed photos can be scanned and e-mailed / copied and snail mailed.
CDs should be mailed to the Chapter address stated above. ** Remember many hands make the work light and easier!
Friday, August 14, 2009
This photograph above was taken around 1965 at my Aunt Mary's house on the corner of West 30th Street and Reid Avenue in Lorain, Ohio. My mother, Virginia Zagorsky Limes, was seated far left, then me (Linda), next to me is my father, Harry Limes, and seated far right was Aunt Mary's son and my cousin, John (Johnny) Stitak (May 6, 1941 - March 7, 2002). I think we all looked great in good old black and white!
Until her death she was a resident of Oak Hill Nursing Home, Lorain,Ohio.
Mary was a custodian for the Lorain School System for 21 years, retiring in 1977.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
211 W Franklin St
PO Box 520
Kenton, OH 43326
The center is located 1 block west of the Court House, and is right next to the cinema.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
From the web site "Ohiogravestones.org" :
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We are currently seeking volunteers to help take and upload photos for many cemeteries across Ohio. If you have an interest in volunteering for this rewarding part-time activity please contact the state administrator."