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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."

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"BillionGraves" Blog has published Part 2 of its three-part installment about identifying gravestone symbols

(Above photo taken by Linda Ellis 
at the South Murray Ridge Cemetery
Lorain County, Ohio)

"BillionGraves" is, in my opinion, growing but it falls short of having a billion graves posted on its website.  
Also, unlike "Find A Grave" which is still a free website; "BillionGraves" gives the options of joining as a free member or an upgrade to a paid subscriber account.
That said, however, the BillionGraves Blog offers some interesting and useful posts worthy of a reader's time. This second part post on the subject of identifying symbols on grave markers or the medallion type flag holders (this is a 3-part series on the subject) is one that is quite useful to most of us who frequent cemeteries.  
Historical notes about the symbols and the organization they represent are with the corresponding sample photographs.  
This is certainly a handy reference guide to save and refer to whenever needed.