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."

Friday, October 30, 2009

CNN Story about "Findagrave.com" and the "tourism factor" of Cemeteries

Click on title to access an on-line story by CNN from October 30, 2009 about one of my favorite research websites:  "Findagrave.com." 

I am pleased to see the inclusion of "genealogical journey" among the many reasons people visit cemeteries. 

The story honors the founder and the "FAG" volunteers who submit burial information and take photographs for those who request them because they cannot visit the cemeteries themselves.  It is a great site - not without its flaws - but ever growing, and at last count boasted 37 million memorials. 

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