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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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Bill Koed
RE: Martha Peirce
Your welcome,just going thru old photo's and posting ones I had.
Added by Bill Koed on Apr 27, 2015 3:17 AM
Bonnie Maskery
Earl A. Gardiner #2873786 Photo
Dear Chip,
Thank you so much for the great photo. It is very much appreciated and I appreciate all the great work you are doing.
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Apr 25, 2015 8:37 PM
Christine Roane
RE: Rebecca (Tisdale) Porter
I wanted to thank you for going to to the trouble of scanning & uploading the 1998 newspaper story of the Rebecca's 79 years missing, then returned grave stone.

You added an unexpected dimension to the excellent information routinely found here, - and it's much appreciated.

Best wishes
Added by Christine Roane on Apr 25, 2015 1:33 PM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine (Beard) Cole
Howard Fitzgerald
Thank you so much for the picture, it's great and Thank you for your time to do that for me.
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on Apr 23, 2015 5:02 PM
thanks so much for the photo - much appreciated.
Added by lydp on Apr 23, 2015 6:58 AM
Sherwood G. Brown
Thank you for providing a photo of the grave marker for Sherwood G. Brown.
Added by Ellefson on Apr 22, 2015 7:38 PM
Section 14 Mass.
Thank you for posting the clear photos. I was beginning to think that there were no longer volunteers at this veterans cemetery in Bourne. I appreciate your work very much. Thanks for stepping up.
Added by DeniseL on Apr 22, 2015 7:02 PM
Thank You!!
Thank you for the photo of my grandfathers stone. It truly means the world to me.
Rori Cutrer
Added by RCutrer on Apr 22, 2015 6:36 PM
Chuck Lewis
House Marker
Thanks so much for picture of the William and Charlotte House grave marker. I really appreciate your time and effort!

Chuck Lewis
Added by Chuck Lewis on Apr 22, 2015 6:02 PM
Mary Sedman
Because I think you're a reliable genealogist, I accepted your request to have Mary Sedman #67878478 linked to Jane P. Waterman #69715827, with Mary as Jane's mother.

I'd like to add in the bio area of Jane's memorial page the source for the information, and then also add her maiden name, which I'm thinking must be Sedman, unless her mother had re-married after Jane's birth. Do you have the source information you can send me?
Added by Dragonfly on Apr 21, 2015 8:04 PM
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