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Chip5610 (#46997557)
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Bio Photo I am a member of Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (PCGI), and 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 report Ploppers and Dupers.

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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RE: Herbert havey
Chip, Thanks for the info and your response.jimmy
Added by jimmy on Nov 24, 2014 3:24 PM
Karen S. Cowger
Thank you so much for the photos of Solomon & Betsey's headstones in Pratt Town Cemetery.

Thank you again
Karen S Cowger
Added by Karen S. Cowger on Nov 21, 2014 12:48 PM
L. Ellis
Keven Ellis
Kevin is buried in Cedar Grove (I researched). Request shows in Centre Marshfield. Please make a new request

Thanks for the info. Lynn
Added by L. Ellis on Nov 18, 2014 9:39 AM
RE: Arthur W. Sainsbury Grave
Thank you so much!
Added by genfreak on Nov 17, 2014 5:25 PM
Plymouth Rock Cemetery
Many thanks for fulfilling my photo requests.

-- ddj
Added by ddjohnsonri on Nov 17, 2014 4:04 AM
Erin Bohannon
Caroline Webster Day
Thank you so much for the great photo of my ancestor!
Added by Erin Bohannon on Nov 16, 2014 12:58 PM
Scrib & Barb Kelly
Allen and Lillian Josselyn
Thanks a million for the great photo for Allen & Lillian Josselyn.
We appreciate the time to take to get such clear photos of our requests! Very much appreciated.
Added by Scrib & Barb Kelly on Nov 16, 2014 5:48 AM
Hannah Reynolds
Thanks for taking the photo.
Added by jdd20cu on Nov 16, 2014 5:45 AM
Arthur W. Sainsbury Grave
Thank you so much for taking photos of the Arthur Sainsbury stones. I am doing an extensive family tree and although I have visited many places, I can not get everywhere to take grave photos. Thank you again!
Added by genfreak on Nov 15, 2014 7:57 PM
Thank you so much for the photo of Mary Hall's gravestone. Linda
Added by Linda on Nov 15, 2014 6:27 PM
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