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."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Click on title to access the website: Cemeteryindex.com

The site offers search by surname records for:

Mt. Washington Cemetery - Cincinnati, (Hamilton County) Ohio
Thew Cemetery - Caledonia, (Marion County) Ohio
Haldeman Cemetery - Steam Corners, (Morrow County) Ohio
Maple Grove Union Cemetery - Mechanicsburg, (Champaign County) Ohio

Wayne County (Ohio) Cemetery Preservation Society

Click on title to link to the Wayne County (Ohio) Cemetery Preservation Society.
The following information is abstracted from the Wayne County Preservation Society's web site:

"Genealogical Research Requests"

"WCCPS is always ready to help when a cemetery is threatened or someone has a cemetery related question, but please do not submit your requests for personal research at this time. We are still busy reading, recording and researching the tombstone inscriptions in all sixteen Wayne County townships. Until our job is complete, we encourage you to contact the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio for genealogical requests. WCCPS is dedicating its time toward gathering information in order to be able to present to the public in the near future the most accurate and complete listing of burials within the borders of Wayne County, Ohio. Although we cannot take time to disseminate information, we do welcome incoming information such as the history of a church or cemetery, church or private burial records, word of a lost cemetery or the knowledge of a person’s burial without a tombstone or marker."
Links located on the site:

The Forgotten Ones Preserving our history.
WCCPS Invited to Seneca County Assisting other groups.
Students Looking for Graves Positive association with the College of Wooster.
Graveyard Preservation Some suggestions by Lynette Strangstad."