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, May 1, 2014

Meeting Announcement: Scioto County Chapter of O. G. S. is Hosting a Presentation about Grave Dowsing - June 14, 2014

Please check the website of the Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society for further details about this upcoming meeting. 

"June 14, 2014 - Speaker Mr. Harold George will share with us about Grave Dowsing. Dowsing is an age old art that has been used for centuries to locate water, graves, and other elements below the earth's surface, using a dowsing rod or wand. Basic dowsing techniques will be presented. Those in attendance will be shown how to make their own dowsing rods. Program goals are: Provide insight into burial practices observed throughout history, as well as during the Civil War; Provide techniques used for locating unmarked gravesites; Ideal for both Novice and Expert genealogists; Everyone in attendance receives a free quick reference guide to grave dowsing. Immediately following the meeting all will be welcome to rejoin at Greenlawn Cemetery for a hands on demonstration."

Meetings are free and open to the public. 

"The Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meets every other mont the second Saturday, beginning in February. Meetings are generally held at 12:30 p.m. in the Robert Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library. Please check our website for complete meeting information. Membership dues are $15.00 per year single/family; $35.00 per year Small Business/Professional; $75.00 per year Corporate; $200.00 Lifetime Membership (January 1st thru December 31st). Membership includes six Newsletters with free queries for members, as space permits."