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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, August 2, 2019

The Greenfield Historical Society has two Old Burying Ground work sessions scheduled in August - August 12 and August 22 - starting at 8:00 a.m.


The Greenfield Historical Society has announced their two upcoming August work sessions at the village's historic Old Burying Ground (affectionately called the "OBG"!):
 Monday, August 12th, and Thursday, August 22nd.  
Both work sessions begin at 8:00a.m. and the work will continue to "whenever"; as the weather can dictate!!!  
 Photo above courtesy of:
 Scott Andersen - Team Leader
Volunteers standing left to right:
John King, Jackie Doles, 
and Michael Lee Anderson
Photo above courtesy of:
Michael Lee Anderson
The Old Burying Ground is included on the website: "Find A Grave" with 802 interments.  It is 84% photographed.  There are currently 14 outstanding photo requests for gravestone photos at the "OBG."

"How Can YOU Help?"

"Join us for an upcoming volunteer session. 
You can stay as long as you like. 
We will help you get started if you have not participated previously. 
Tasks range from cleaning stones, straightening stones, recording information, etc. 
We post our scheduled sessions on the GHS website calendar and through communications such as this email.: jfking@earthlink.net
**If you are unable to attend a session and still want to help, donations are always welcome as we do have to purchase gravel and other supplies for cleaning and repairing the gravestones. 
Donations can be made payable to the Greenfield Historical Society and include a note that it is for the cemetery project. Thanks for the support."