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."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Locust Grove Cemetery in Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio & Barnes-Talbott Cemetery in Jackson Township, just outside of Galion, Crawford County, Ohio

Click on title to access the website of Jeffrey A. Mills who has posted his tombstone transcriptions for the Locust Grove Cemetery in Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio.

He is also completing his tombstone transcriptions for the Barnes-Talbott Cemetery in Jackson Township, just outside of Galion, Crawford County, Ohio

Thank you, Jeffrey, for all of your diligent work with the transcriptions of tombstone information at these two Ohio cemeteries!

Jeffrey's website states: "This site and all of its contents are copyrighted.  All rights reserved."

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Preble County, Ohio - Genealogical & Historical Records from Preble County District Library

Click on title to access the genealogical and historical records search page on the website of the Preble County, Ohio District Library. 
Be sure to read the "Introduction" and "Using the Index" portions on the main page to better understand your results following your search. 

"The Preble County Genealogical Society and Historical Records database continues to be updated. It contains marriage and obituary information from county records and the Sugar Grove Cemetery Records of the Twin Township Trustees."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Royal J. Winder of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio

Click on Title to link to the biography of Royal J. Winder on "Findagrave.com"

Crawford, Marion, and Morrow Counties Ohio - Central Ohio Cemetery Photos

Click on link for email in posting of September 22, 2009 on the "Rootsweb" message boards - to a person(s) who is offering to take tombstone photos at cemeteries located in Crawford, Marion and Morrow Counties, Ohio.  

I do not have any further information about this offer, but am passing the link along for informational purposes only.

Thank you!! 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quaker (Friends) Cemetery records on-line on the North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio website

Click on title to link to the records for the Quaker (Friends) Cemetery that I have compiled regarding the burials at this inactive cemetery in North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Below is an almost unreadable stone at the Friends Cemetery for Lydia A. Fell Brown, wife of Edwin J. Brown.  She was born July 31, 1834 and died June 11, 1863, per a D. A. R. tombstone reading, however, Fell family records have a date of death of June 11, 1866.  More cleaning, and possibly some limited chalking over the dates needs to be done to further verify the year.  

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lawrence County, Ohio Cemetery Information website

Link to a site that features information about Lawrence County, Ohio cemeteries. 

This certainly is an interesting website to explore for cemeteries and individual burials in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Remembering Veterans - Veterans' Day, 2009

Click on title to be linked to "Names In Stone Honors U. S. Veterans" from the website of "Names In Stone"
Link below to Arlington National Cemetery:


Friday, November 6, 2009

"Cincinnati Enquirer" Story about the recording of old gravestones

Click on title to access a wonderful story that ran in the "Cincinnati Enquirer" on October 30, 2009 about volunteers in Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties, Ohio who are photographing and posting their findings from recording gravestones at local cemeteries. 
Some photographs included with story and helpful links:
From the website of the "Cincinnati Enquirer":
"Gravestones online"

Clermont County Genealogical Society: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs

Warren County Genealogical Society: www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy

Butler County site of Caroline Huppi: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutcem

St. Mary and St. John Cemeteries in St. Bernard, Ohio - $300,000 in 2008 vandalism

Click on title to access a "Cincinnati Enquirer" story of two cemeteries owned by the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society who are suing the families of juveniles who vandalized 300 monuments in the amount of $300,000.00 at St. Mary and St. John cemeteries.  Photographs are also shown of the damaged stones.
Link to the genealogical section of the website for the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society: