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."

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas! Remembering Christmases Past

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate this most holy day. 

Remembering my relatives, ancestors, friends and neighbors who are no longer here.  Many were part of my past Christmases who brightened my life.  

May God Bless You and Yours 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Spotlighting "Hope's Gravestone Care" -- Catherine Anderson, Conservator

Quoting from the Facebook Page of "Hope's Gravestone Care":

"NOW is the time to be considering having a class or scheduling restoration work, cemetery clean up, searching for lost stones, mapping/inventory for next year.

Already have several classes lining up for next year in multiple states...!"

Phone #: (919) 961-5140

  (Catherine Anderson, conservator
"Hope's Gravestone Care")

More Information Below:


"Gravestone repairs, mapping, photography, classes and consultations by Catherine Anderson, Conservator"

"The purpose of Hope's is to provide gravestone repair & other cemetery services to individuals, families, historical groups, churches, & municipalities. My goal is to provide practical, professional conservation work that meets your needs, at a reasonable cost."

Catherine Anderson, Conservator
Catherine is conducting gravestone conservation work in several states, including Ohio.
There is also a permanent link to "Hope's Gravestone Care" in the right-hand column of this blog, currently under the title heading of:

"Outside of Ohio Gravestone Preservation and Consevation Businesses and Information"

Friday, December 20, 2013

Inviting You to View the New Website of "Respectful Interment Preservations"

I am pleased to announce the launch of the new website of  "Respectful Interment Preservations" owned and operated by Mr. Jay Russell.  

Also known as "R.I.P.", the company has long had a presence on Facebook. 

There are also permanent links to "R.I.P." located in the right-hand column here under:

 "Ohio Based Gravestone Preservation Businesses"

Jay is also a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society's Cemetery Committee. He has recently been chosen to be a member on the Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force as the O.G.S. representative.  

"Respectful Interment Preservations" is a company with a background in historic preservation of Ohio's most endangered cemeteries. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sharing Information about Coshocton County, Ohio WPA Cemetery Plat Maps and Cemetery Location Maps

            Direct link to WPA Cemetery Plat Map Page for Coshocton County, Ohio:

            To view individual WPA Cemetery Plat Maps:

            Click on cemetery name in the listing shown on the left-hand side under the title “Cemetery Maps.”

            There is a dark red background on the left-hand side, where the township names with the cemetery names in each township are listed in white text alphabetically by township name.

            Click on your desired cemetery name to view the WPA Cemetery Plat Map image for that cemetery.


            There is also another listing, “Cemetery Maps by Township,” shown in the middle of the same page.  The townships are listed alphabetically.  Clicking on a township name brings up a township road map that shows the names and locations of the cemeteries in that township.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sharing Cemetery and Gravestone Photographs of the South Kirtland Cemetery, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio

Below are examples of photographs taken by Rick on December 3, 2013 at the South Kirtland Cemetery in Lake County, Ohio.  

Please refer to the South Kirtland Cemetery Album in the left-hand column of the blog for additional photographs. 

There are 677 interments listed at the South Kirtland Cemetery on "Find A Grave."



http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79566982 -- Veronica Irene Zagorsky Ferner

Remembering my dear aunt Veronica Irene Zagorsky Ferner who would have turned 95 today.  

She left us at age 93. Aunt Irene helped me with researching my maternal family line since she was my mother's sister.  

Aunt Irene, thank you for giving me such wonderful memories of you and our time together.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Spotlighting the North Kirtland Cemetery, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio

Sharing below photographs taken by my friend Rick who often visits Lake County and Geauga County cemeteries.  For a complete view of the cemetery pictures taken on December 3, 2013, please see the album of the North Kirtland Cemetery in the right-hand column.  
There are 704 interments listed on "Find A Grave" for the North Kirtland Cemetery
The Lake County Genealogical Society has posted online an extensive historical account of the North Kirtland Cemetery.  I think you might find its history quite interesting. 


(Below two views)

(Below 4 photographs)
Whiting family