Mapping & Documenting Cemeteries

Mapping & Documenting Cemeteries

by Pamela Goffinet


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Mapping & Documenting Cemeteries by Pamela Goffinet

Second Edition: This is a practical how-to book that guides the reader through the process of mapping and documenting a cemetery with easily available tools and basic skills. Included are instructions on creating a map, gathering an inscription database, and assembling a spreadsheet of related information, such as from deeds. Lots of illustrations and easy to understand. Written by a professional cartographer, this book is a must for historians, genealogists, or anyone interested in preserving the information found in cemeteries.

Pamela Goffinet has assembled a "how-to" manual for the systematic recording of cemeteries in her book, Mapping & Documenting Cemeteries. In a time when geographic information systems (GIS) technology dominates the cartographic industry, it is refreshing to see an "everyman" approach to mapping. ... The book is copiously illustrated so that even the most mathematically- or geographically-challenged person can implement her approach. ... Her method keeps taphology within reach of the avocational researcher and under-funded academic, not requiring technology that prices out everyone without a large research grant. Book Review by Ryan Seidemann. --AGS Quarterly: Bulletin of the Association for Gravestone Studies

Reviews on First Edition
By Joie A. Finley on February 12, 2013
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This will help us with our plans this summer to assist a local church with mapping their church yard. Thanks.

Great book and EASY to follow
By R on December 31, 2013
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I did not know what to expect from this book. The method she points out is so easy to follow and duplicate I am surprised we never thought of this.
She lays out step by step how to recreate her method and makes it easy to follow duplicate and use over and over in any cemetery environment.
Great purchase! Well worth the money.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492893486
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/09/2013
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 849,937
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Pamela Goffinet is a self-employed cartographer/GIS consultant and organizer. Pam backwards is map - so there was the first clue to a career path. Combined with a knack for organizing, she has found many opportunities for her skills. While taking a dog along to work is an added bonus.

Speaking engagements and workshops allow her the opportunity to meet the most interesting people!

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