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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.

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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Lydia Bryant Churchill
Lydia Bryant Churchill (Memorial # 35955508) was confirmed to be the daughter of Stephen Bryant (Memorial # 166682237) and Abigail Shaw Bryant (Memorial # 16668289).
Added by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2016 12:38 PM
Betsey Hooper
Thank you for the great photo!
Added by RootsTracer49 on Jul 18, 2016 2:34 PM
David Hooper
Thank you very much for taking the photo!
Added by RootsTracer49 on Jul 18, 2016 12:24 PM
Steve Laurette
Thank you so much for the photo of John Ellis' grave (#142692703). He was my 7th ggf.
Added by Steve Laurette on Jul 11, 2016 7:51 PM
Joseph Paddock
Thank you so much for the fabulous photos of Joseph Paddock and his third wife Elizabeth's headstones in Thompson Hill Cemetery! I really appreciate you taking the time to take these photos for me. Thanks again.
Added by skelley on Jul 11, 2016 6:03 PM
Brady photo
Awesome! Thank you
Added by goose on Jul 11, 2016 3:48 PM
Hannah Hooper
Thank you so much for taking the photo and posting it!
Added by RootsTracer49 on Jul 11, 2016 4:35 AM
Jo Anne Snow
RE: Thank You!

You have the right information posted least on the page for The Old Grave Yard. I just wanted you to know I appreciate your work. Very helpful.

Jo Anne
Added by Jo Anne Snow on Jul 10, 2016 6:59 PM
thank you
thank you very much for your help
Added by Dolores on Jul 09, 2016 3:41 PM
Jo Anne Snow
Thank You!
Chip, I appreciate the detail you include on the cemetery pages. I was just trying to remember the name of the cemetery next to The Old Grave Yard in East Bridgewater. Your notes made reference to it as Central Cemetery and clarified it as separate from The Old Grave Yard even though it appears they could be under the same ownership. Thanks.
Added by Jo Anne Snow on Jul 09, 2016 2:33 PM
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