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."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Spotlighting the Ohio History Connection As a Cemetery Preservation Resource

The Ohio History Connection (formerly: Ohio Historical Society) has a dedicated page on its website for cemetery preservation.  
It is found under the category sub-heading of: 
The "Ohio Historic Inventory Form" is also worth learning more about and its importance for completing and having as a record for a cemetery in Ohio.   
Sue Tietz can be contacted to learn more about the "I-form":

Susan Tietz, Survey and National Register Manager

Administers the National Register of Historic Places program in Ohio, and manages the Ohio Historic Inventory, and Ohio Archaeological Inventory.

The Ohio History Connection holds genealogy workshops during the year; and some include cemetery themed presentations.
The 2017 schedule is now posted online, and a cemetery related presentation is scheduled in July. Pre-registration is required.:
"Finding and Restoring an Early Holmes Country, Ohio Farm Cemetery"
"Have you driven by a cemetery and seen the headstones off their bases and scattered throughout the cemetery and thought “Somebody should restore this cemetery.” Diane Druback and her husband did just that restoring the cemetery of his third great grandparents.
Come and hear the fascinating story of how they used genealogical records, patents, track books, and plat maps to locate the Lowe Cemetery.
Once they found it, they encountered cows using it as a pasture, which had knocked down all the tombstones.
Discover their detective work as they repaired the headstones and matched them to their original locations. Speaker: Diane Druback
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio History Center
Cost: $15.00 Ohio History Connection or FCGHS members, $20.00 non-members, pre-registration recommended"
Thanking the Ohio History Connection and its Preservation Office for their ongoing endeavors that bring more awareness and education about Ohio's cemeteries, and the great need that exists to better protect and preserve them.