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."

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

"Darke County Genealogy Society plans meeting" - March 3, 2019 - 2:00p.m. - Garst Museum - Misti Spillman presents program about headstone cleaning and restoration

"Misti Spillman, Executive Director at Preble County Historical Society and 2018 Volunteer of the Year at Woodland Cemetery, in Dayton, Ohio, will be at the Garst Museum on Sunday giving a program about headstone cleaning and restoration for the Darke County Genealogical Society
Learn more on how to properly care for and clean headstones. 
Program is free and open to the public. 
Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 pm - Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway St. in Greenville."

"Man sentenced for theft of cemetery funds"

Man sentenced for theft of cemetery funds
This report is the latest regarding the thefts against the Belmont County Memorial Park in Saint Clarisville, Belmont County, Ohio.  The cemetery has 1,867 memorials posted for it on "Find A Grave." 

Sadly, recent serious crimes committed against Ohio's cemeteries and their lot owners are not as rare as we would like to think.  
The Facebook Group "Cemetery Advocacy Group" is dedicated to:
“... people who have loved ones buried in Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware, Ohio, Suburban Memorial Gardens in Dover, Pennsylvania and Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, Ohio to discuss issues with the cemeteries.”  

The "Columbus Dispatch", April 3, 2016