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."

Monday, April 11, 2016

Upcoming Free Class at the Ohio Genealogical Society - April 15, 2016 at 10:00a.m. presented by OGS Library Director, Tom Neel - Join Tom for a "Visit to the Cemetery"

Sharing from Tom Neel of the Ohio Genealogical Society:

"The Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville, will offer a free class on Friday, April 15th, at 10:00 AM. Library

Director Tom Neel will lead a “Visit to the Cemetery” [in the library]. 

Students will learn how to record tombstones, study grave styles and symbolism, and explore preservation methods. 

Pre-registration is suggested by calling the library (419-886-1903) or emailing (tneel@ogs.org).

Classes generally run 1 ½ to 2 hours. The library has no admittance fee for those attending the class. 

They can stay the rest of the day to research in the library if they wish.

We are at Exit 165 on I-71 – a quarter mile past Der Dutchman restaurant."

Tom Neel, OGS Library Director