Cemeteries

The last time all the cemeteries inscriptions in Lake County had been published was in the 1920s, a project of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR.) That book has been the basis for genealogcial research until 1990 when The Lake County Genealogical Society began a project of enumerating Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. The project entailed combining cemetery records with the readings of the gravestones. This cemetery was selected because, being newer, it had never been read.

In 1998 the Society decided to enumerate the entire county’s cemeteries.  The Lake County Ohio Cemetery Map Locator Guide was completed in 1999 as a guide for finding the over 100 cemeteries in the county. (This book is available for purchase from the Society.) Members began reading the stones in 1998 and completed the project in 2000.