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, February 19, 2018

Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna Township, Ohio will be Owned by Township Trustees

"Ravenna Township takes over troubled cemetery"POSTED 4:29 PM, FEBRUARY 19, 2018, BY MAIA BELAY

Sharing from Fox 8 News in Cleveland.

"RAVENNA TOWNSHIP - A Portage County township is now in the cemetery business after the former owners of Grand View Memorial Park cemetery were sentenced to years in prison on a slew of charges for cheating customers."



Sharing a Blog Post from "Famicity" by Erin Harris

Sharing this blog post from Erin Harris on "Famicity" 


Quoting from Erin Harris:

"Finding death records and even visiting cemeteries to learn about our ancestors can be an important piece to genealogy research.
Sometimes visiting a cemetery just isn’t possible because of travel or other limitations.
Here’s a website that has a mission to document every headstone from every cemetery in the world in their searchable online database with an image and geographic location that is accessible to anyone, everywhere."