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."

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Newark Advocate" story about the upcoming Association for Gravestone Studies Conference to be held in Granville, Licking County, Ohio - June 22 - 27, 2010

Click on title to link to a great story in the "Newark Advocate" (June 18, 2010) about the upcoming "AGS" Conference to be held in Granville June 22 through the 27.  

Beth Santore deserves a huge thank you for her role in bringing the AGS Yearly Conference to Ohio.  

Thank you Beth!!

Beth hosts the website: Graveaddiction.com

Quoting Beth from the final paragraph in the news story:

"I think learning about the different reasons people study gravestones will give people more reasons to look at them," she said. "If we can get more people interested in cemeteries, they will be interested in taking care of them."

The key word is interest !  Without it, Ohio will lose more history to the elements of time, weather, vandalism, and most sadly, neglect at its burial grounds.