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Chip5610 (#46997557)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I am a member of Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (PCGI), and 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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Scrib & Barb Kelly
Joseph and Hannah Washburn
Thank you for confirming that the memorials were added in error to the Trinity Cemetery in Bridgewater, and for sending a message to the person that made the memorials. I knew the cemetery was started after their deaths and thought maybe they were moved (or whatever), but I agree with you that unless you have all the facts you should list the burial as unknown cemetery.
Thanks again for the information and I will continue to try to find my long lost ancestors! :)
Added by Scrib & Barb Kelly on Oct 01, 2014 3:02 PM
SAMUEL Hartwell
Jerusalem Graveyard
West Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 27864392

I was wondering when you took the photo of SAMUEL Hartwell, my 7 th great grandfather if his wife's marker was near his? I have no name for her other than Mrs. HARTWELL. Any info you may have would be appreciated.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2014 1:37 AM
Ken Saccocia
Hi Chip,
It was great meeting you up in N. Middleboro. Enjoyed our talk. Keep up the good work.
Added by Ken Saccocia on Sep 28, 2014 7:45 AM
Linda Allen
Richard J Thetonia
Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph Richard's marker.

Added by Linda Allen on Sep 23, 2014 8:12 PM
Sandra Lennox
Thank you. You are ALWAYS a great help.
Added by Sandra Lennox on Sep 17, 2014 4:00 AM
Sandra Lennox
Nathaniel Goodwin photos
Hi Chip:
I'm wondering if you can help me out.
My memorial of Nathaniel Goodwin, Burial
Hill, Plymouth #20608679 was originally
created by The Guardian who is now inactive.
There are three very blurry photos added by
this inactive person. This gravestone is
unusual and I would like to add sharper
images. How would I go about asking Find
A Grave to delete the photos by the inactive
Thank You,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Sep 16, 2014 6:26 PM
Jim Leonard
Old Graveyard, West Bridgewater
Chip --
I'm a descendent of Nahum Leonard, who is buried in the Old Graveyard in West Bridgewater. There were actually three Nahum Leonards. My grandfather was Nahum Leonard III (1876-1927). Is there a phone number or Web site I can contact to find out where, exactly, Nahum Leonard is buried in the Old Graveyard?


Jim Leonard
Arlington, Virginia
Tel. (703) 533-0756
Added by Jim Leonard on Sep 08, 2014 12:49 PM
Sandra Lennox
Thank you for the transfer of Ruby Sears
(Hall) Pratt #50514905.
I have a full time job now, so I don't have
as much time to spend on find a grave. My
memorials per week will be going down.
I've been doing memorials from the Union cemetery
in Carver. I basically stick to one cemetery at
a time. Not having as much time as before, I
go a few times a week for about 1/2 hour and
take photos. If find a grave were my job I
would get up every morning and click my heels!
I love it!
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Sep 06, 2014 6:13 PM
Duffy Family
I can't thank you enough for adding my Grandparents!

Added by looking4family on Sep 04, 2014 9:49 PM
Linda Hiross
Benj Pope
Dup removed. Find A Grave gets very sluggish at times and my patience is low so "dups" annoying! Appreciate your vigilance! Best, Linda
Added by Linda Hiross on Sep 01, 2014 6:49 AM
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