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."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sharing a Blog Post by the National Genealogical Society - "04 March 2014 How to read the unreadable Gravestone Headstone Tombstone Grave Marker Cemetery Stone, guest post by Anthony Bengston"

This is a fantastic blog to follow if you are a genealogist!  
I can also add that this particular blog post on "UpFront with NGS" provides several pearls of wisdom relating to the subject of what to do to when it comes to trying to read the unreadable tombstone.  

The article addresses the do's and don't's; sharing good reasons to support the fact those don't's are important and need to be taken seriously if we are to not harm the inscription of a tombstone and its surface, or not jeopardize the integrity of the tombstone itself.  

We take a lot of time visiting burials grounds and locating lost gravesites only to be saddened by the sight of an ancestor's gravestone that is less than readable.  We wonder what we should do next?  Please wonder no more as this article is spot-on (as the British would say!) for spelling out wise advice to help you be able to read the inscription without harming that gravestone you also desire to protect for future generations who will, like you, enjoy visiting the gravesites of their ancestors.