Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a whopping 4 hours on my own research while I was in northern Indiana. I had to be selective on how I spent my time and narrow my list to items that I felt would be possible to accomplish. It was tough! At first stab, I made a … Continue reading Planning My Research
I don't get to go back home very often, but when I do, my first thought is how can I squeeze in some genealogy while I am there? I don't want to miss out on quality time with family, but I can have some fun while also gathering some new nuggets for my research. So … Continue reading 5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home
For those following along in the saga of Shannon Cemetery of Bluffton, Ohio I wanted to share some of the developments of the past few weeks. On June 1st concerned citizens of the area gathered to voice their concerns at the Village Council meeting. The hope was to get some answers regarding where the tombstones were being … Continue reading Local Volunteers Make Headway at Shannon Cemetery?
The past week has been a flurry of emails, blog, and Facebook comments of concerned people interested in the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. This week I have not been actively engaged in much beyond sharing what I know based on news articles and information provided by people in the area. All the same, it … Continue reading The Latest on Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio
This week my mind has been focused on Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. I have no known connection to this town, but I feel strongly about preserving our nation's cemeteries and so it has become a hot topic for me. You see, one of the local influential men in the area decided that he didn't like seeing … Continue reading “Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”
INTERFERED WITH MOWER Gravestones Said to Have Been Removed From Cemetery for Trifling Cause SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER. TOLEDO, O., June 18.- An uproar has been raised here over alleged serious mismanagement of the Fort Meigs burying ground, a few miles out of the city. The cemetery is one of the oldest in this … Continue reading Cemetery News from the Past