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Chip5610 (#46997557)
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Bio Photo I am a member and Director of Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (PCGI), and currently President of the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries, Inc. (FoMC). I have researched my Family History and now really enjoy contributing to the knowledge of all people of the past. My non-family memorials focus on my town of Bridgewater, MA and the neighboring areas.

[[[[[Accuracy honors your ancestors!]]]]] (Nov 18, 2014): I hate adding this, but.......! Recently I have been finding way too many memorials posted into wrong cemeteries. I am not talking about mistakes, but instead the intentional plopping of memorials into random cemeteries. This weakens the value of this site, and insults the contributions of the thousands of us who research and share. Duplicate memorials are just as bad. The EDIT @ FindaGrave.com address fix these issues quickly, and address the "contributors" too. Please submit all intentionally plopped and duplicated memorials to Edit.

POSTERITY: I publish photos and create memorials here for the benefit of present and future generations. If you want to publish my gravestone photos on any website that you contribute to (except FindaGrave, according to FAQ#142), include in the photo caption "used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave" and keep a screen-print of this page for your records. Copyright laws require you to obtain permission to use a photograph, and conditionally - based on your integrity - you have it! Understand that merely attributing credit does not comply with the law.

Building a cemetery index: I invest a lot of time developing and maintaining the cemetery page listings for Southeastern Massachusetts (maps for Plymouth and Bristol and Norfolk counties) and several other counties in the state. I add new cemeteries and I remove "incorrect" cemeteries. I improve existing cemetery pages by adding cemetery photos and the GPS coordinates. To each cemetery description, I add the GR identifiers from the MA Vital Records books and the MACRIS identifier to each Massachusetts cemetery description. MACRIS identifiers are an important first step in protecting a Massachusetts cemetery. Knowing where a cemetery is located is the first step in preserving the cemetery and finding a grave.

Assistance: The structure of the site engenders collaboration. The "Suggest a Correction (SAC)" feature is great, so use it liberally! My e-mail was set-up specifically for FindaGrave matters, so feel free to send as many SACs as you want. This is a great hobby, and I will work with anyone, happily! My only request: Say 'Thank You'!
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Kim B
Jacobsen stones
Thank you so much for the Jacobsen photos! Really appreciate your time and effort! :)
Added by Kim B on Dec 22, 2014 9:39 AM
Carol Adams Rowlands Hays
P. S.
I have added the photo to ancestry.com for George and have given you credit for it.
Carol
Added by Carol Adams Rowlands Hays on Dec 22, 2014 9:17 AM
Carol Adams Rowlands Hays
George Strangman
Hello Chip:
Thanks for taking the photo of George Strangman in Massachusetts National Cemetery for me. He is related through marriage.
I live in Tallahassee and our National Cemetery is now under construction and will begin being available in early fall of 2015. We have several volunteers here and I'm sure we'll stay busy. My husband and I will rest there one day.
Carol
Added by Carol Adams Rowlands Hays on Dec 22, 2014 9:16 AM
ditdit
Robert Kirkpatrick & Elizabeth
Thank you for the photos of their gravestone. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Dec 22, 2014 7:19 AM
Darlene Wesolek
Wendell Tetzlaff
Thank YOU so much for the nice picture of the grave stone, I really appreciated it.

Sincerely,
Darlene Wesolek
Added by Darlene Wesolek on Dec 22, 2014 1:32 AM
Heather Niles
Roy Steeves
Thank you so much for the photo of my dad's grave! I don't get up there as often as I'd like. This means so very much to me. <3 Thank you again.
Added by Heather Niles on Dec 21, 2014 9:55 PM
Thomas
Charles Allen Hurd Memorial# 103138248
Thank you so very much for taking time to photograph Sgt Hurd's memorial stone. His medical unit was operating in the Verdun area when major fighting occurred against the Germans.
Added by Thomas on Dec 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Walter Schiller
RE: Chloe White daughter of Benjamin White
Benjamin - 117541047

Chloe - 87473002

We may have plowed this ground earlier in the year.
Added by Walter Schiller on Dec 08, 2014 5:17 PM
Walter Schiller
Chloe White daughter of Benjamin White
Chip, hi. Do you have any documentation that this Benjamin White who is buried in MA is the father of Chloe White? It would really help me in my research.
Added by Walter Schiller on Dec 08, 2014 4:54 PM
Heather Pascarelli
Pearson's
Thank you for the Pearsons at Hillside in Bridgewater!! I can't verify the dates because of the moss, but it's good to have the picture nonetheless :D
Added by Heather Pascarelli on Dec 02, 2014 10:47 AM
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