Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spotlighting the Medina County District Library's Blog for cemetery research tips

Sometimes it is the simplest of things that we forget or aren't aware of that can make all the difference between a successful cemetery research experience and one that falls short.  That can be true whether researching at home, at the library, or while at a cemetery where your ancestors are buried - or hope they are buried!  

The Medina County (Ohio) District Library (MCDL) has a fantastic blog that offers so much for historical research information that it certainly is worth checking out even if your research isn't focused on Medina County, Ohio.  
And, don't forget to type in the word "cemetery" in the top left corner box next to the small magnifying glass 🔍 when you are specifically focusing on cemetery research.

The Medina County Genealogical Society also features the blog posts of the Medina County District Library on their public Facebook Group.  

So enjoy a new or renewed experience conducting your cemetery research by taking some time to visit the Medina County District Library Blog! 

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HB168 - Ohio Cemetery Grant Program - Recipients Listing Released

September 9, 2019: 
From the Ohio Department of Commerce
 Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing:
"The Division received 143 on-time cemetery grant applications! 
What a tremendous response to the first year of this grant program." 
October 9, 2019:
Sharing a Ohio Department of Commerce 
"News Release"
HB168 Ohio Cemetery Grant Program 
Listing of Recipients for 2020

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, 
please contact the Division at: 
614-466-5384 or Complete information and forms can be found at
Please keep in mind that inactive cemeteries with no burials during the prior 25 calendar years, family burial cemeteries, and for-profit cemeteries are not eligible to receive a grant under this program. 

Ohio Administrative Code - 1301:13-7 Eligibility for Grants

Link to Cemetery Grant Forms
Scroll down to find the
 Cemetery Grant Application Instructions
The Cemetery Grant Application

From the office of Rep. Dick Stein – House Bill 168 Sponsor:“Each year/ grant cycle, $100k will be transferred from the Division of Cemeteries burial permit fund to the Cemetery Grant Fund. Annual issuance of burial permits exceeds the grant fund amount to ensure its future availability. There is an existing statute that caps distribution of many state grants to 80% of the total fund–this is to account for administering funds and financial market fluctuations. It is possible for leftover monies to carryover to the next grant cycle. We are very happy to see so much interest and hope those projects not funded this round have a future opportunity.”

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