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, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!  
May it be joyous and safe for everyone.
I hope we can take a few moments today to visit a gravesite, or post a message with a virtual flower on a memorial posted on "Find A Grave" of a loved one, or even a stranger to honor our nation's 235th birthday and celebrate our American Independence.

I have a link (click on title!) to burial records at Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.  Thanks to the internet we can virtually 'explore' burial sites even if we are not able to visit them in person.  
As with "Find A Grave", we can request gravestone photographs from kind and generous photo volunteers. 

More than ever, we now are able to locate where our ancestors were buried. 
But, we still need to preservere and protect their gravesites so time, vandalism, weather, and neglect don't steal them from us.  

We never take a holiday from caring about them do we. 
Thank you for your encouragement and support with this blog, and my best to you and yours to enjoy the 4th of July today!!