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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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Wendy Fenn
Ellen Keen Gammons
Thank you so much for the tombstone photo
Added by Wendy Fenn on Nov 25, 2016 1:29 PM
Amy Lynn Bolinder
Louis Pelaquin
Thank you so very much! I appreciate all the hard work you do and your photography is awesome! Amy
Added by Amy Lynn Bolinder on Nov 24, 2016 7:52 AM
Brad Clemens
RE: Much appreciation!
My pleasure, Chip. This was a fun challenge. That section is under wet leaves and the row markers are scarce!

Added by Brad Clemens on Nov 20, 2016 6:54 PM
Boston Bulldog
Thanks for taking your time and effort to go and find and take the stone photo.
Added by Boston Bulldog on Nov 20, 2016 8:56 AM
Varnum Maxon Babcock
Hello! I read your profile on here when looking for my Grandparents grave photos. My mother was Joyce Babcock Burke (1/6/1931--7/16/2000). Her father was Varnum Maxon Babcock (8/1908--6/1982). He was born in Shell Lake, WI, but lived his adult life in Duluth, MN. His siblings were Hyacinth, Mary, Katherine, Marcella, and Anne Marie. Grandpa was known as "brother" or "Bab". Nobody called him Varnum that I know if. Grandpa''s father was Varnum Maxon Babcock as was his father before him. So guess that makes you my cousin? Cool! My Uncle Thomas Babcock is very involved in genealogy, and he wrote a neat little book that compiled up his years of research. Just wanted to share that with you. Thank you for the photos on here!!!
Added by PeggyB on Nov 01, 2016 4:31 AM
Thanks for the transfers, Chip!
Added by Erik on Oct 18, 2016 7:34 PM
Samson photos!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to fulfill my requests!. This is awesome. I think I see some new info for my tree too. Yahooo!
Added by Michelle on Oct 05, 2016 2:09 AM
Many Thanks
I appreciate your kindness in in obtaining photos of the grave markers for William Dempsey and Constance Droege.
Mike Campbell
Added by Genealogist on Oct 04, 2016 9:07 AM
T Barker
Joseph bassett
Thanks so much for the photo!!
Added by T Barker on Oct 04, 2016 12:16 AM
Tammy Oliver
John Fuller
Thank you for getting the photo's of John Fuller's headstone for me. Tammy
Added by Tammy Oliver on Oct 03, 2016 7:31 PM
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