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."

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Let's Think Spring! The Spring Meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies to be Held in Knox County, Ohio on May 3, 2014

Despite the fact that Winter has kept a strong grip on most parts of Ohio even as March nears its end, we know that April is only a few days away.  Surely Spring weather will soon gain control over the winds and usher in much milder temperatures that will prevail. 
With this in mind, we look forward to May; specifically Saturday May 3rd -- the date of the 2014 Spring Meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the Association of Gravestone Studies.  
For complete registration and details about this meeting please click HERE

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spotlighting a New Blog Listed Here -- "Passion for the Past"

Recently, I've been checking the links to other blogs located on the right-hand side and updating them.   I'm keeping those that have recent updates and removing those that have not had updates in several months. 

I added a new blog today:  "Passion for the Past" in the "Genealogy Blogs of Interest" category.  

One particular post from July 10, 2011 caught my eye:

"19th Century Mourning Practices (revised)"

(Click on above title to link to blog post.)

Hope you enjoy reading "Passion for the Past" Blog as much as I do!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Earl Limes (1890 - 1951) - Find A Grave Photos

Earl Limes (1890 - 1951) - Find A Grave Photos

Sharing a link to the Earl Limes "Find A Grave" memorial.  Many thanks to photo volunteer, Keith Shetzer, for so kindly taking and posting his photograph of this gravesite's monument.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Taking a Video Tour of the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio

Thanking John Davey of Lebanon, Ohio for bringing to my attention this interesting and educational presentation about the Lebanon Cemetery.  

Sharing the link to the City of Lebanon Ohio's almost hour-long historical tour of the Lebanon Cemetery on "The Lebanon Channel."

The Lebanon Cemetery currently has 9,812 interments listed on "Find A Grave."  -- Click HERE

There are five famous interments at the Lebanon Cemetery -- Click HERE

Saturday, March 22, 2014

One Man’s Mission To Save A Historic Union County Cemetery

Sharing this story from 10TV news in Columbus, Ohio; written by Jessa Goddard, and published online March 21, 2014.   
Thanking Brent Nimmo for bringing my attention to this important report. 


The Hathaway Cemetery in Union County, Ohio is not listed on the website:  "Find A Grave," however, two interments are listed for it on the website "Ohiogravestones.org."

Friday, March 21, 2014