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  1. Linda Ellis says:

    Please share updated information about cemetery preservation issues in Ohio including grant and funding possibilities.

    Share news of education opportunities for proper gravestone conservation measures, and cemetery property preservation.

    Also, promote safe methods of documentation of burials through grave marker photography and non-invasive techniques for transcription of inscriptions.

    In addition, share methods pertaining to locating buried gravestones and any other issues that can affect all cemeteries, including Ohio’s most vulnerable early pioneer cemeteries where already too much history has been lost.

    Thank you.

    • frank says:

      We certainly encourage Linda, and other folks, who have information regarding education opportunities, grant opportunities, and resource documentation/conservation, to share that with us. We’re happy to pass it along. Also, I’ll be sharing a new Preservation Brief resource in Monday’s (11/28/2016) eblast that focuses on gravestone conservation.

      • Linda Ellis says:

        Hi Frank, thank you for your kind reply of November 22.

        I am pleased to learn of the Preservation Brief resource that focuses on gravestone conservation that you mentioned. Please share a link for it, if it is available, if it can be viewed online. I am interested in learning more about it and sharing it with others.

        I am the admin. of a closed Facebook Group: “Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries”:

        https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreservingOhioCemeteries/

        The Facebook group focuses on a wide range of issues that impact Ohio’s cemeteries that are are under the “umbrella term” of cemetery preservation and gravestone conservation. The group is comprised of members at all levels and interests ranging from researchers who enjoy sharing gravestone photos with others to those who do gravestone cleaning, repairing, and re-setting work as a personal business in Ohio and other states. We have found in group discussions that sharing is learning; and the posts and comments from members help foster a greater awareness and knowledge of resources available on the topics of discussion.

        Among the links provided in the Group Files are for Guidelines and Do No Harm Best Practices from national organizations which include The Association for Gravestone Studies and the NCPTT — National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

        On the state level, the Ohio History Connection has been a ‘go to’ resource and reference for further education about cemetery preservation in Ohio. There is also focus on the Ohio Revised Codes that impact Ohio’s cemeteries; particularly the inactive/abandoned early graveyards.

        Thanking the Ohio History Connection for your ongoing work to better preserve and protect Ohio’s cemeteries.

        • frank says:

          Hi LInda,

          You can access the Preservation Brief here: http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/48-preserving-grave-markers.htm

          We work closely with Ohio History Connection when opportunities arise, and also value their contributions to historic preservation in our state; however, if you want to compliment them directly on their cemetery preservation work, I’d make sure to do so on their site, so they can see your gratitude and appreciation.

          • Linda Ellis says:

            Hi! I apologize I just now saw your December 2, 2016 reply above.

            The Preservation Brief #48, yes I am quite familiar with it!!

            I have shared the link for it for a few months now; and I have just received the hard copy of it in the mail from the government book store. It is great, and I actually first learned about it directly from author, Mary Striegel. It was much anticipated.
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            I am also promoting this upcoming FREE hands-on cemetery preservation workshop held by NCPTT’s Jason Church!:
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            April 7, 2017: FREE “Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries”: Workshop in Bardstown Kentucky – NCPTT with Jason Church

            I am pleased to share a link to the April 7, 2017 NCPTT Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries workshop.

            I have been informed that this event will be FREE to ALL attendees.

            For more information and registration.:

            Please contact RaShae Jennings at (502)-348-5947 ext. 2243 with the City of Bardstown or email at rjennings@bardstowncable.net.”
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            ******Who Should Attend.******:
            “This is an introductory course beneficial for cultural resources staff, trustees, genealogists, cemetery caretakers, grounds keepers, students in historic preservation, public history, and allied fields, and others interested in caring for a cemetery, whether you are doing the work yourself or working with a group to see that a site is maintained and preserved.

            No prior training or experience is required.”

  2. frank says:

    Linda, thanks for the notice on the workshop. I’ll include it in our next eblast going out.

  3. Gretchen Norton says:

    The Captcha is awful! I think Heritage Ohio doesn’t want me to contact them. I’m unsure if this is a problem for everyone, or just me. I did try to contact Heritage Ohio on two different computers, maybe it works better if I used a Mac and not a PC? Who knows?
    I’m just wondering about what grants they have to offer, and contacting them online doesn’t seem to work for me.

    • frank says:

      Hi Gretchen, We feel your pain! Sometimes those captcha choices are nearly impossible to decipher.

      We would recommend to you or anyone else that the best way to get in touch with us is to email a message to info@heritageohio.org. We regularly monitor emails to this address and always try to get back to people with a response in just a day (or two, at most).

      As far as grants go, we’re not a grant-making organization, but if you give us a little more info about your project, we may have some ideas about prospective philanthropic sources that could assist you.

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