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Cemetery Restoration Workshops

The purpose of the cemetery restoration workshops sponsored by the Warren County Genealogical Society is to educate and involve people in cemetery preservation and history.  We hope each person who attends our workshops either gets their hands dirty with a restoration project or becomes an enlightened advocate for cemeteries.  Everyone knows of at least one cemetery that desperately needs attention.  This is a great way to learn what to do and more importantly, what NOT to do when working in and around a cemetery.  Our workshops are open to all who are interested, including those responsible for cemetery maintenance and oversight.

Warren County Cemeteries Map

If you who have seen the large Warren County Cemetery Map hanging in our Resource Library, you know how helpful it is.  Our many thanks to the wonderful people in our GIS office who provided us this file to share with you.  It is a large file and may take some time to load, so please be patient.

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Cemetery Restoration and Records

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Fort Ancient Hilltop Cemetery
(also known as Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery)
in Turtlecreek Township
Restoration Workshop 14 Oct 2022

Fort Ancient Hilltop Cemetery

Zoar Red Lion Methodist Cemetery
in Clearcreek Township
Restoration Workshop 7 Sep 2018

Zoar Red Lion Methodist Cemetery

Caesar's Creek Friends Meeting Historic Cemetery
in Wayne Township
Restoration Workshop 15 Aug 2014

Caesars Creek Friends Meeting Historic Cemetery

Springboro's Universalist Cemetery
in Clearcreek Township
Restoration Clinic 31 May 2009

Cemetery How To Videos

 

Video (5:46):  Jason Church, NCPTT Materials Conservator.  How to Clean a Stone Grave Marker.  2007.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjoYaGWmMOM

Video (5:19):  Jason Church, NCPTT Materials Conservator.  How to Reset a Stone Grave Marker.  2007.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-8EbK7aQ0Q

 

Video (5:40):  Jason Church, NCPTT Materials Conservator.  Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers.  2010.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK3DMn_Z-pY

 

Video (1:25:55):  Jason Church, NCPTT Materials Conservator.  The Basics for Cemetery Documentation.  2013.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RMBRu3ZyoA

 

Video (7:54):  Jason Church, NCPTT Materials Conservator.  Resetting Ground Supporting Headstones:  Resetting Volume 3.  2016.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnS70O21jsQ

 

Video (16:00):  Jason Church, Chief of Technical Services, NCPTT.  Materials in Cemeteries.  2021.  Viewable on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSzqKg7Hks

 

NCPTT also has a number of videos on the Repair and Care of Iron Fences, which are often found in cemeteries.  Their YouTube channel can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/ncptt

Other Information

Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission

614-466-4100

Ohio Department of Commerce Cemetery Complaint Form

Brochure:  Ohio Cemeteries:  A Consumer Guide

The State of Illinois has produced some great guides with excellent information.

Illinois Historic Cemetery Preservation Handbook:  A Guide to Basic Preservation

State of Illinois:  Cemetery Preservation Training:  Part I Basic Workshop

Michigan Historic Cemetery Preservation Guide by Gregg G. King with Susan Kosky, Kathleen Glynn & Gladys Saborio (2004).

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