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."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The James Cemetery Restoration Project - Jackson, Ohio

The Ohio Genealogical Society is not only a statewide genealogical society in of itself with its own headquarters and library, but it is comprised of member chapters from almost all of Ohio's 88 counties. Several O.G.S. Chapters have engaged in actively participating in their county's cemetery issues, whether by compiling and publishing tombstone transcription books, hands-on restoration of markers, or general clean-up of the grounds.

Anyone wishing to advance their cause and further their opportunities with cemetery preservation in Ohio should not only consult with the Ohio Genealogical Society itself via its website of http://www.ogs.org/, but, more specifically, the cemetery portion of this site:


Be sure to check out the website of the county chapter for your area of interest to learn if there are cemetery preservation activities going on there. Contact them with questions or for assistance. The support and involvement of residents and local governments where your "cemetery of concern" is situated are vital resources if you are to succeed with your planned improvement goals !

One example of O.G.S. Chapter participation is highlighted here with the focus on the advancements made with the restoration of the James Cemetery Restoration Project conducted by the Jackson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

The information offered on this site is detailed with photographs coloring in the visual of this success story.