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."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ohio State Bar Association Web Site - "State Law Regulates Most Ohio Cemeteries"

Click on title to link to the Ohio State Bar Association's web site and the section entitled:  "State Law Regulates Most Ohio Cemeteries"  Of particular note is the first question:  "Are all cemeteries in Ohio regulated by state law" - the answer states cemeteries with burials dating back greater than 25 years do not have to be registered with the Ohio Department of Real Estate.  It also explains their defintion of a private family cemetery.

Thanking Beth Santore of "Graveaddiction"

Beth continues her work with traveling to Ohio's cemeteries; both large and small, and photographing gravestones; bringing to our attention that many cemeteries contain large amounts of broken stones, deteriorated stones, poorly maintained grounds.  Thank you Beth for your graveaddiction website and also your Facebook site

"Ohio Cemeteries" - "Family Search - Research Wiki"

Click on title to access "Ohio Cemeteries" - an  informational site of a general nature offered by "FamilySearch"