Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Controversy about Selling Civil War Cannons at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio

Click on title to read the story published December 17, 2012 in the "Coshocton Tribune" online paper from the Associated Press about the controversy surrounding a proposed sale of two Civil War cannons at the Sugar Grove Cemetery which is in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio.  Apparently, the high insurance costs for these original canons are a factor in this decision.  

It will be interesting to see what the outcome will be with this proposal and if it will come to pass. 

Currently, on "Find A Grave" for Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington there are are 2,567 memorials posted.

Exploring "FamilySearch.org"

Hi everyone!  This post is about "FamilySearch.org"

If you have used "FamilySearch.org" much at all you know it is a fantastic and FREE online tool made available through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

We owe the "LDS" much gratitude which extends also to the volunteers who have done a tremendous job of records indexing of their online collections, which grow almost daily.  
Clicking on the title of this post will link you to the "Ohio Cemeteries" resources page on "FamilySearch.org."  

I have also included it as a permanent link on the left side bar under the "Additional Cemetery Resources" category.  

Winter is here for most of us in Ohio and elsewhere in America.  It is a good time to do our home genealogical research so we can be better prepared to make those cemetery trips next Spring and Summer to discover and explore those almost forgotten gravesites of our ancestors!

Linda and Dr. Bill Limes - by sign for "Limes Road"

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