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."

Friday, July 29, 2016

Looking at Some Online Cemetery Preservation Resources - Ohio and Around the Country

In 2010, the Sons of the American Revolution posted a helpful and well arranged online listing of "state-by-state cemetery preservation, related laws, and resources" that is a great starting point for finding links to cemetery preservation information pertaining to any individual state. 

"Saving Graves - Cemetery Preservation Alliance" (see main link below) also offers state specific links for cemetery preservation resources and educational and volunteer information.  
So check out Ohio's cemetery preservation resources.  I personally hope that more will be added at the state level.  
Also, although your cemetery of concern may be located in Ohio, please take a moment and check out cemetery preservation information offered on other states' websites because it is good to learn what other states are doing to improve their cemeteries.  

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Saving Graves

Ohio History Connection - Cemetery Preservation

Ohio Genealogical Society - Cemetery Research and Preservation Resources

State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries

Kentucky Historical Society - Cemetery Preservation

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Indiana Historic Preservation & Archaeology from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources 

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission - Cemetery Preservation and Recordation

Texas Historical Commission - Cemetery Preservation

Georgia Historic Preservation Division - Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Cemeteries

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department - Oregon Historic Cemeteries Program

Michigan Historic Cemeteries Preservation Guide