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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."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spotlighting "The Cemetery Club" & "Epitaphs Magazine Online"

Click on the title to access
"The Cemetery Club" -- "The official website of Minda Powers-Douglas and
Epitaphs Magazine"

While this site is not solely dedicated to cemetery preservation or has only Ohio cemetery news, it does offer links to stories about Ohio cemeteries including a recent one about "Black Civil War veterans buried in Woodland Cemetery to get monument" 
published by the Cleveland "Plain Dealer" and featured on "Cleveland.com." 

Also, a wonderful story from June 13, 2011 from the Columbus, Ohio area about how local volunteers improved the Ferris Cemetery, see link from: Columbus Local News.com
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The "Cemetery Club" site offers endless reading and learning possibilities that include: 

"Featured Blogs"
"Cemeteries in the News"
"Grave symbolism"
and
"Genealogy"  

Also, there is the on-line "Epitaphs Magazine" to view. 

The current Issue #9 for June, 2011 has the following topics:

"Contents"

"The Painted Skulls of Austria - by Paul Koudounaris

A Cemetery in Need: Lakeview Cemetery - by Michael Breckenridge

A City Within a City: Woodlawn Cemetery - by Tracy Huff-Carlson

Body Snatching in Victorian America - by Sarah Emily Gath"   
And, Epitaphs Magazine Online is looking for contributors:

"EMO is Seeking Contributors
Interested in contributing to Epitaphs Magazine Online? We want to hear from you!
We are currently seeking contributors for:

- Articles (on individual cemeteries, general genealogy, historical events or information, etc.)
- Photography (include information about the cemeteries and monuments you submit)
- Book reviews
- Cemetery-themed poetry and artwork

Review the current issue online now. Contributions to EMO are provided on a voluntary basis.

All content must be created by the submitter. Previously published materials are okay with the information included.

Creators retain general copyrights.
New issues will be published on a monthly basis."
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**Questions and submissions may be sent to Minda at: minda.epitaphsmag@gmail.com

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