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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, July 13, 2017

The Ohio Genealogical Society is Seeking Historical Accounts of Ohio Cemeteries for publication!

Susan Dunlap Lee, the senior editor of the "Ohio Genealogical Society's Quarterly" publication is seeking contributing authors for this publication on the topic of preserving cemeteries through sharing of historical accounts of those interred in Ohio's cemeteries.  

Susan has provided the following information thus far.:

“..articles are more about the people in the cemetery, their relationship to everyone there, point out military graves, personal data. Sort of "My Town" kind of article that you can put together from those who are buried in the cemetery. Far from the usual cemetery inscriptions.”

Susan Dunlap Lee can be contacted directly at the following email address:  ogsq@ogs.org.
If you are an Ohio Genealogical Society member, or have access to a library that contains OGS publications, you can reference the recent feature articles about the Stratford Cemetery in Delaware as an example for the type of content, etc. Susan is seeking for publishing cemetery articles.


From Vol. 56 No 3. 2016 OGSQ (Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly starting on Page 320.:
"Stratford Cemetery: Restoring a Pioneer Burial Ground in Delaware County, Ohio"
Based on report by John Tetz
(Interview by Laurel Sheppard, OGSQ Assistant Editor)

Please contact Susan Dunlap Lee directly at ogsq@ogs.org if you are interested in sharing your historical story about an Ohio cemetery you have researched; and/or if have any questions. 

Thank you!