Gravestone Guardians of Ohio, through a granted works project in conjunction with the Belmont County Genealogical Society, will begin restoration of the Ebenezer Cemetery in Belmont County which is a pioneer cemetery dating from the 1820s.

Work will begin this month as weather permits and will continue into the 2017/2018 season.. If anyone is interested in learning about how gravestone restoration is done, they are encouraged to watch for posts on the BCGS Facebook or their website,, where dates and times that volunteers will be at the cemetery will be posted.

Sponsors for the project include: Belmont County Tourism Council, Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society,Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. South Central Power Co., Patron Kelly Kemp Braido Funeral Homes, Gallagher and Sons Monuments, and the Cemetery Conservators for United Standards.

Gravestone Guardians of Ohio is a proud member of the Cemetery Conservators For United Standards group of conservators from across the country, using no harm methods of restoration. For more information about Gravestone Guardians of Ohio contact (419) 689-9403 or