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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 @ 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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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
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
Hi Chip,

I saw John's memorial. He died on his sixth birthday? How sad!!

Nathan and Abijah also had these other children: Isaac, b abt 1762, Abijah, b abt 1761, and Susanna, b abt 1756 who married Zuer Shadrock Palmer.
Added by Christina on Dec 01, 2014 8:52 PM
Hi Chip, I removed both Nathans and Sarah Cobb from the Cemetery at The Green. Thank you for the photo of Abijah Tinkham Cobb's headstone photo. Your time is appreciated.
Added by Christina on Dec 01, 2014 8:23 PM
Porter grave
Thanks so much!
Added by ofgraveyardsandthings on Dec 01, 2014 3:50 PM
Photo of William Thomas
Thank you so much for fullfilling my photo request of my relative William Thomas' headstone. Your pictures are wonderful! Many thanks. I see that you made a memorial for his wife, Sarah. I am wondering if you would be willing to transfer her into my care? I fully realize that she is NOT within the generations of requirement!!! Once again, thank you for the wonderful pictures.
Added by Lori on Dec 01, 2014 1:25 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Bathsheba Shurtleff Bartlett
Thank you for the photo!!! AND, thank you for your post about ploppers and uppers!!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Nov 29, 2014 7:48 PM
Richard K Woodsworth
Brian Shea in Marshfield
Chip, thanks so much for taking the time to get a pic of my cousin Brian Shea's gravestone. It means alot to me and I appreciate it. Thank you - Rick Woodsworth
Added by Richard K Woodsworth on Nov 28, 2014 9:21 PM
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