Cemeteries are fascinating places full of history and Ohio has over 14,630 of them! ‘Researching and Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries’ will discuss how cemeteries are defined in state regulation and how to better understand laws around cemeteries in Ohio. It will also discuss how you can research cemeteries in your community, using local, state and federal records and how to get started with a preservation project to preserve cemeteries in your community.
Speaker for this program:
Krista Horrocks is a Project Reviews Manager of Archaeology at the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at the Ohio History Connection. As an archaeologist, she reviews projects under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and serves as OHC’s cemetery preservationist, where she helps Ohioans with their research of the 14,630+ cemeteries in the state. She specializes in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) veteran grave registry efforts that took place from 1938-1940, which documented cemeteries and burial locations throughout the state.