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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.

[[[[[Accuracy honors your ancestors!]]]]] (Nov 18, 2014): I hate adding this, but.......! Recently I have been finding way too many memorials posted into wrong cemeteries. I am not talking about mistakes, but instead the intentional plopping of memorials into random cemeteries. This weakens the value of this site, and insults the contributions of the thousands of us who research and share. Duplicate memorials are just as bad. The EDIT @ address fix these issues quickly, and address the "contributors" too. Please submit all intentionally plopped and duplicated memorials to Edit.

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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Sarah D
RE: Ebenezer and Hannah (Shaw) Tinkham
Awesome! I've been working on my grandparents starting with my grandfather Roger W Tillson and working my way back to see if I can locate all their gravestones. Out of 5 generations I'm missing 5 people. Not too shabby I'd say. And on the Tinkham line 2 are "probably in Nemasket" (I haven't linked those. Jeremiah and Joanna(Parlour)). Jeremiah's parents are in Nemasket (that nice double stone)and then we're back to Ephraim. Yay! And to think I have friends who don't know where their grandparents are buried!
Thanks for the transfers!
Added by Sarah D on Jan 29, 2015 3:51 PM
Carol Hopper Bader
Abigail Waterman
Thank you, Chip 5610, for posting the headstone for baby Abigail Waterman. We appreciate your time and talents.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 28, 2015 9:10 AM
Coke Kelley
Thank you
Thank you, Chip5610, for the photo of Peter Fortuna's grave marker. He was a dear family friend.

Added by Coke Kelley on Jan 20, 2015 12:27 PM
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Orson Shippey
Many thanks for the photo. Much appreciated.
Added by memento mori on Jan 20, 2015 8:14 AM
Phillip Kenny
Thank You!
Thanks so much for get the photo of my grandparents' grave marker! You are awesome!!!
Added by Phillip Kenny on Jan 20, 2015 6:26 AM
Salvatore Todero
Hi Chip,

Thanks so much for the photo - glad there is no snow yet!! Happy Graving!
Added by PupDawg on Jan 19, 2015 3:21 PM
Photo Requests
I submitted two photo requests in Massachusetts National Cemetery for John Zibutis and his wife Frances Zibutis O'Roak. Thank you very much for taking your time to fulfill my request. The photo clarified just how Frances' name was engraved on the marker.

Thanks again!
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 19, 2015 2:38 PM
Uncle Bob
Thanks for taking the photo of Robert A Johnson's gravestone.
Added by RJ on Jan 19, 2015 9:25 AM
Merrill Preiss
Many thanks
Many thanks for taking and sharing a photo of Francis James Kirsch grave. I appreciate the time and effort that went into this.
Added by Merrill Preiss on Jan 19, 2015 8:21 AM
MAJ George Cunningham
Thank you for the photo of the gravestone of my good friend.
Added by John on Jan 19, 2015 8:09 AM
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