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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, December 30, 2012

Sharing a Tranquil Scene at Saint Colmans Cemetery in Washington Court House, Ohio -- And Spotlighting the Fayette County Genealogical Society, a Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

On this snowy Sunday I'd like to share a peaceful winter cemetery scene at a section near the fence at Saint Colmans Cemetery located in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio.  

This photograph was taken yesterday by Gail Allen who has the good fortune to live next to the cemetery!! 

As Gail pointed out to me, the photograph is in color -- it just looks like it is only dark brown (almost black) and white due to the heavier snow that had fallen overnight that currently covers the landscape.  

Thank you, Gail for taking a moment during your busy day to snap this interesting picture and sharing it with us.

Gail is the new editor of "The Fayette Connection" newsletter which is published by the Fayette County Genealogical Society.  She does a great job with the the content and layout of the publication, which includes in each issue color photographs of unusual gravestones.  They have been wonderful additions to the material featured in the newsletter that I have always found informative as well as entertaining!  

Also, Gail has updated the society's website  this past year so those of you who have been familiar with it but haven't looked at it lately, may wish to re-visit it soon.   Don't forget to browse through the section on the society's website that offers a listing of  FCGS publications to see if there is a book you don't have yet that you just might like to order to add to your genealogical research collection.

If you have ancestors who lived and/or were buried in Fayette County, Ohio, and are not a member of the Fayette County Genealogical Society, which is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, please consider joining!!  You'll quickly find that receiving "The Fayette Connection" is a big benefit of membership that will help you learn more about the area where your ancestors lived.  You can contribute with queries or stories of your own Fayette county ancestors.  You just might make your own connection with some new cousins -- 3 times removed of course

Happy New Year Everyone!!   

Presently, on Find A Grave, there are 55 burials at Saint Colmans Cemetery

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