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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, January 15, 2020

An Alternative Link to locating and obtaining WPA Cemetery Plat Maps in Warren County, Ohio

The Warren County Records Center Archive Index for Warren County, Ohio is currently the alternative avenue to take when obtaining Warren County, Ohio WPA Cemetery Plat Maps.
Remember when the Warren County Genealogical Society (Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society) had their massive website on Rootsweb? Then because of changes on the website, most of Rootsweb was "down" for a long period of time.  I quit trying to keep track of how sites came slowly back on, but more and more did. Unfortunately, not all of the content on them returned.
  For Warren County Genealogical Society's "Virtual Cemetery" link that included the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps, those still cannot be viewed.  

So the workaround is to use the Warren County Record Center's Archive Index, and follow up with a phone call to order your WPA Cemetery Plat Map(s).
See screen print below.: 
There is a choice for searching by name in the Veteran's Gravesite Index:
From a member of the Warren County Genealogical Society.:

"This is one of the many reasons we are building a new website. 
Our cemetery records are on the Rootsweb servers, and unfortunately, still not accessible online. 
They ARE, however, available in the library! 
We'll keep everyone updated on how the new website build is coming along and what the expected release date will be.

 The access to the full cemetery index / photos / etc. that previously was accessed on the Rootsweb site is in the Warren County Genealogical Society Library, located in the lower level of the Warren County Administration Building. 
The volunteers are WONDERFUL and so willing to help. If you need something before we get everything up and running, just give them a call at 513-695-1144." 
Warren County Ohio Genealogical Society;
406 Justice Dr
Lebanon, OH 45036
Website: www.wcgsoh.org
email: wcgs@co.warren.oh.us
Phone: (513) 695-1144
Hours: 9am-4pm Mon - Fri
A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
(Closed the same holidays as the Warren County Administration Building)

"New Albany Board Continues Work on Cemetery Projects" - New Albany, Franklin County, Ohio

Sharing this story from "This Week News" about the restoration work completed at New Albany's Old Burying Ground.  
Also, more good news this story brings is that there is great hope that the Wagnor Cemetery, also in New Albany, would receive needed preservation work.  So 'stay tuned' for further updates as they are provided!