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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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david weir ..
thank you for the photo of David Weir grave stone and his brother Curtis. appreciate your effort.
Added by Ladyjoson on Nov 17, 2015 8:49 PM
E Thompson
Thompson Hill Cemetery
Thank you so much for locatiing Gideon and Hannah Leonard and uploading their tombstone pictures. It's volunteers like yourself that help us Californians who are unable to travel; it is greatly appreciated and I thank you very much !!
Added by E Thompson on Nov 15, 2015 12:48 PM
Charles James DeGrazia
Thank you for your time and effort in taking the photo of Charles' marker. It is really appreciated.
Added by J.Vondra on Nov 15, 2015 8:31 AM
Paula Ali
Pamela Keen
Thank you for the photo.
Added by Paula Ali on Nov 15, 2015 3:46 AM
Sue O
Mary McGrath
Thank you for filling my request for Mary McGrath's headstone. I didn't get a notification that my request was filled so was very pleasantly surprised today when I was scouring the burials in the National Cemetery. Very much appreciated!

Added by Sue O on Nov 13, 2015 9:59 AM
Karen Halgren
John Verne Butts 119804760
Thank you for the great photos! We appreciate you taking the time to photograph his headstone.
Added by Karen Halgren on Nov 12, 2015 1:13 PM
Patricia R Reed
RE: John Morey
Thanks Chip!
Added by Patricia R Reed on Nov 10, 2015 6:37 AM
David Erin Butler
Isaac Morse
Thank you so very much for the snapshot of this headstone. We appreciate all of you Find a Grave volunteers who help those of us who live so far away from these locations.
Added by David Erin Butler on Nov 09, 2015 9:01 PM
Patricia R Reed
John Morey
Hi Chip!

Thanks for the gravestone photo. Were you able to read the inscription at all, specifically the death date or age at death?

Pat Reed
Added by Patricia R Reed on Nov 09, 2015 7:35 PM
Nancy-Jo Nunez
Thank you so very much for taking this photograph for us. We really appreciate you. Beautiful photo and great turn-around time. Have a wonderful holiday season and stay safe.

Thanks again
Added by Nancy-Jo Nunez on Nov 09, 2015 2:50 PM
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