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."

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Featuring the "FAQs" of the "Association for Gravestone Studies"

I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and safe New Year for 2012.  

The new year will bring us renewed hope and energy needed to move forward with cemetery preservation projects.  

Some may involve issues dealing with the gravestones themselves.  Transcribing their inscriptions, repairing them, or doing rubbings of the words and symbols on the markers make for an exciting time full of promise and reward. 

The website of "The Association for Gravestone Studies" offers much information on all aspects. 

Clicking on the title takes us to their "Frequently Asked Questions" page which provides many helpful tips. 

Also, please take a look at the Ohio Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ohioags