Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"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, 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: