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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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Deb Robichaud Belcher
Stillman Drake family photo
Chip, Thank you very much for taking and adding the great photos to Stillman Drake's memorial and to the other family members on the stone.

I've been working on linking the many Drake families in the area, when I can confirm relationship through record sources. The pictures add so much.
Added by Deb Robichaud Belcher on May 28, 2015 8:33 PM
Lisa Gilbert
Thanks a bunch for obtaining the headstone pic for Damaris Howard. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Added by Lisa Gilbert on May 28, 2015 8:50 AM
Julie Bennett Coleman
Sarah Hall Ellis
Thanks so much for the picture of Sarah's headstone!

Added by Julie Bennett Coleman on May 28, 2015 7:19 AM
Thank you kindly for the RYAN photos--your time and efforts are greatly appreciated! :)

Added by Mary on May 26, 2015 5:51 PM
Pam Miller
Samuel and Melissa Ball Chandler
Thank you so much for the photo of their gravestone. I'm sure you noted the bronze marker, as Samuel was a Union soldier. It is so appropriate that you sent this during Memorial Day weekend. I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf. Pam
Added by Pam Miller on May 26, 2015 12:34 PM
Ron Rader
Prophetts at Mount Prospect
Thank you so much for the photo of Zillah Prophett's grave stones, and for those of her parents. You are absolutely wonderful! High quality photos and perfect beyond belief! Thank you, again and again...
Added by Ron Rader on May 25, 2015 7:25 PM
Janis Paulding Swanson
Atwell Photos - Marshfield
Chip, Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Atwell's. How fitting that I should receive notification of Edwin's photo today. Also, thank you again for all the help you given me since I joined Find A Grave. Your assistance and guidance has meant a lot to me. Janis
Added by Janis Paulding Swanson on May 25, 2015 11:35 AM
Tomson Cemetery
Thank you for your great photos!
Added by ofgraveyardsandthings on May 20, 2015 12:21 PM
Ken Saccocia
Jacob Thomson
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Good catch, thanks Chip. Will be leaving for your area in a few days after a good winter in SC. Hope the stripers are hungry.
Added by Ken Saccocia on May 18, 2015 4:54 AM
George Holmes
Hi Chip5610,
Great photo-I may use your technique for identifying the requester of the photo. Might assist others in identifying potential relatives.
Thanks again,
Added by Bob on May 17, 2015 10:36 PM
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