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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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Jennifer D
Many thanks for providing the headstone photo for Hazel and Percy Sperry.
Added by Jennifer D on Apr 20, 2015 8:56 AM
Dave B
Gerald Oneil and Ruthann
Thanks for the photo and the transfer.
Added by Dave B on Apr 20, 2015 8:20 AM
Michele Camera
Mary Sedmans
Thank you, Chip, for posting the headstone for Mary Sedmans. Unfortunately, she is not my direct line...and so the search continues....
Added by Michele Camera on Apr 19, 2015 9:39 PM
Lucia Perkins
Thank you for the picture of her headstone.
Added by andieno on Apr 19, 2015 4:26 PM
JoAnn Stamp
Matthew O'Connor Grave
thank you very much for the picture.
Added by JoAnn Stamp on Apr 18, 2015 5:16 PM
David Mac Leod
Aaron Ramsdell
Thank you very much for the headstone uploads!
Added by David Mac Leod on Apr 17, 2015 7:37 PM
Thank you for the picture!
Added by DO1 on Apr 16, 2015 3:41 PM
Emil & Irene [LaFrance] Cobb
Dear Chip5610! Thank you very much for making photo of the tombstone and put it in the memorials of Emil and his wife Irene. Emil Cobb was a cousin of the first line kinship of my Dad. I appreciate all you do to bring information of relatives from distant countries about your ancestors.
Greetings from Poland
Added by ZGA on Apr 16, 2015 1:20 PM
Bill Kay
Delmar Williams
Thank you, Chip - He was a senior NCO at my U.S.Army base - Field Station Augsburg, West Germany. Best regards, Bill Kay (San Diego)
Added by Bill Kay on Apr 16, 2015 9:53 AM
Alfred Patterson - Bourne

Thanks very much for the photo of my cousin's memorial. Lived on the Cape when I was young, actually went to Bourne High for a year ... wish I'd been more into family research in those years as many of my ancestors were from the Marion area.

All the best,
Barry Coombs
St Augustine, FL
Added by BarryC on Apr 16, 2015 6:25 AM
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