----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Walks & Books Update

I recently updated my cemetery walks list. I really thought it was closer to 350 but I guess not. I know how to fix that :)

I am working on updating my bookshelf. The project of "home library" has been on my to-do list forever. I started out manually creating this document but fell behind on other categories while I kept up a little better on the cemetery category.

Cemetery Bookshelf

To speed things up I am experimenting with the Android App Codex. I selected this one for its ease and ability to export the list. And, it's free!

Codex, Library Catalog

I started by: (see photo below)
  1. Scanning the ISBN code on the books. It found and generated the listing for me. On the booklets without a code I manually entered as much data as I felt I needed in the default menu 
  2. In the Other menu I tagged it as my cemetery category and
  3. In the personal menu I checked that I own this book and if I have read it
Codex Android App Screen Shot

These photos reflect:
  1. Collections created: Cemetery is the only one so far
  2. Categories created from the book based on ISBN data
  3. The books in the cemetery collection
Codex Android App Screen Shot

If I like it I will expand to include the rest of our home library. Features that will be useful to me: the ability to create a wishlist and able to check and see if I own a book from anywhere as long as I have my phone.

Using the Codex app export function these are the books I need to add to my bookshelf list:
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery: Civil War Tour Booklet, Bellefontaine Cemetery Association
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery: A Journey Through History, Bellefontaine Cemetery Association
  • Final Thoughts, Eternal Beauty in Stone, John Thomas Grant
  • Forever L.A., A Field Guide to Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents, Douglas Keister
  • Historic Bonaventure Cemetery, Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society, Mandi Dale Johnson;Mandi Johnson;Amie Marie Wilson;Historical Society Georgia
  • Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes, Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery, 1849-2006, Carol Ferring Shepley
  • Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery, John Walker Guss
  • Savannah Cemeteries,  Matthew Propst
  • Stony Point Church and Cemetery, And Historic Hickory Point, Ruth Endicott Brown
  • Tales Behind the Tombstones, The Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen, Chris Enss

Android X2 Codex

The photo above reflects the book list on my phone (Droid X2). I exported the file as .CSV so that I could open it in Excel on my laptop, which is reflected on the computer screen behind my phone.

Technology is wonderful. Technology in our hobbies: genealogy, cemeteries, photography, cooking, etc makes me a happy girl.

Many of you know that I love photography...I am planning to incorporate Lightroom 4 into my organization and keyword tagging of my many thousands of cemetery photos. You'll be hearing about that somewhere down the road.

I know there are so many options out there. What do you use? 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Photo Monument

Photo Monument: A Grave Photo Essay
a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions.
Babes of Bellefontaine
Stones Depicting Babies & Children
Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis, MO

I am sharing photos from my visit to the Bellefontaine Cemetery over at the Online Journal of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits. Hop on over ...

GYR Online Journal