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Chip5610 (#46997557)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 11 days
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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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Donna Blair
MA Nat'l Cem., Bourne
Chip, thank you so very much for filling my photo request for Roy David Le Clair, my uncle, back on Dec. 22! I'd been without a computer for several months & now that I'm up 'n running again, I just discovered your photo tonight. It means the world to me to see the pic you took. My hubby & I attended Roy's wake/burial & I was deeply moved by the Military Funeral Honors ceremony. So beautiful. THANK YOU for all you're doing for all of us!
Added by Donna Blair on Mar 22, 2015 11:32 PM
RE: Samuel Lothrop
Thank you for explaining further. It is very important to give full credit where full credit is do.
Added by ParkerMoulton on Mar 22, 2015 9:16 AM
James Bianco
Cemetery on The Green Middleboro
Chip, I have recently finished developing all of the memorials I recently created in Cemetery on The Green in Middleboro. I was hoping that you would be receptive to a transfer of all those not related to my children (Bennet-Smith-Thomas). Could you please let me know by email. Thanks for all your hard work.
Added by James Bianco on Mar 15, 2015 12:42 PM
James Bianco
Burial Unknown Memorials
I thought I would let you know that I have been working with Find A Grave as I discover (from transcript) the final resting place of many individuals who Find A Grave members have created "burial unknown" records for. To date 6 very early BU memorials have been merged into the correct burial location memorial, and many more are to come as I progress through
Plymouth/Bristol & Norfolk Counties detail developing the memorials I have recently created. Jim

Added by James Bianco on Mar 15, 2015 9:32 AM
Ginny Berry
Torrey and Litchfield
Hello Chip, I have over 30 photos from these families.
Added by Ginny Berry on Mar 04, 2015 2:16 PM
Jo Anne Snow
Thank you.
I so appreciate the detail and documentation you have provided for so many of my ancestors.
Added by Jo Anne Snow on Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM
Samuel Lothrop
Thank you for the excellent photos you have taken of the cemetery where Samuel Lothrop, my 7th great-grandfather, is buried.I want to make sure I understand the correct procedure for crediting your photographs in the "Moulton and Marston Family Tree" I have on I see the wording that should be used, but I am unsure about the direction to photograph the screen image for Chip5610. I have heard of capturing screen images but have to learn how to do that. Would I then put that screen image also in the credits for the photos where they are inserted for Samuel Lathrop on the family tree, or just keep the screen image separately for my records. I strongly agree with crediting photographers for their works under copyrights; I am an artist who has published children's illustrations that are under copyright in publications.Best wishes.
Added by ParkerMoulton on Feb 17, 2015 9:20 PM
I can't seem to email you.

You have the correct picture for my dad, Earl F. Sunderland,Jr. however, M.C.S is not Marilyn Keane. It is Monica Costello Sunderland, his second wife.

Susan Sunderland Nickerson
Added by Snickersun on Feb 13, 2015 4:34 PM
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
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