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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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Spirit Baker
Henry Burkland
Of course you can use any photos I have taken. Good luck to you Chip.
Added by Spirit Baker on Feb 13, 2016 3:20 PM
Ron Guilmette
RE: William S. McFarlin
Thanks for responding. I will check with them.
Added by Ron Guilmette on Feb 07, 2016 1:06 PM
Ron Guilmette
William S. McFarlin
I am researching the History of the Massachusetts State Police - This is our 150th Anniversary 1865-2015. I believe that William S. Mcfarlin was appointed a state police constable in 1874-1875. I have one newspaper article from 1874. I was wondering if you had any information on this connection.
Ron Guilmette - MA State Police Museum
Added by Ron Guilmette on Feb 05, 2016 5:56 PM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Shaws at Central Cemetery
Thank you, Chip, for photographing the burial plot, headstones and creating the missing memorials of the Henry Shaw family. It is always appreciated when photographers photograph sites where headstones are missing. Did you obtain Bertha Shaw Webb's information from cemetery records? Thanks again.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Feb 02, 2016 10:27 AM
Gary Bonney
John and Elizabeth Bonney
Chip: Thanks for the effort for a photo. I have sent a correction to the owner of the two memorials
Added by Gary Bonney on Feb 02, 2016 10:26 AM
RE: Gordon Quindley

Thank you for the correction. I'm constantly reminded of the modern power of communication as I get corrections and additions on the small group of memorials I manage.

Added by jtb on Feb 02, 2016 6:45 AM
Sarah (Standish) Soule gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Sarah (Standish) Soule (Memorial# 37123136)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Jan 11, 2016 12:19 PM
mary takacs
Betty Thayer
Thanks so much for finding this gravestone for me.
Added by mary takacs on Jan 08, 2016 8:27 AM
F. Emerson-Zipeto
Eleanor Harvey
Thank you. I just remembered that I could edit her family through her memorial. Thanks again. Eleanor and her sister Louise were great neighbors of ours for many years.
Added by F. Emerson-Zipeto on Jan 06, 2016 11:13 AM
F. Emerson-Zipeto
Eleanor Harvey
Thank you for taking and posting the picture of Eleanors family stone. Can you please add her as daughter to George and Jennie as their daughter? Thank you.
Added by F. Emerson-Zipeto on Jan 06, 2016 4:32 AM
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