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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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Maryann Randolph Fikes
Zachariah Weston, Jr
Chip, thanks very much for the photos of Zachariah Weston, Jr's headstone! I appreciate it!

Maryann Randolph Fikes
Added by Maryann Randolph Fikes on Apr 19, 2017 7:54 AM
lynn lindvall
Peleg Gullefer photo
Chip,

I am happy to upload the photo for you! The photo had been requested by Carla Pritt. Since you had been looking for that stone yourself, I assume you live in my area. Maybe we will bump into each other along our cemetery searches...

Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave! We are making a difference in others' lives.

Lynn
Added by lynn lindvall on Apr 18, 2017 7:57 PM
J Blue
Thank You
Thank you SO much for the headstone photo of Joseph & Jane Walley's headstone! I was so excited to find the notification in my inbox.
Added by J Blue on Apr 15, 2017 7:41 PM
Ginger Wright
Memorial# 37180386
James Harlow I have him on my family tree and I use this program called Legacy and it gives me the dob of him 1 Aug 1698 and I have checked different places and it gives me the same, I am just letting you know
Added by Ginger Wright on Apr 10, 2017 9:10 AM
wdfour
Sarah Reed photo
Thank you very much for loading the photo of Sarah Reed's headstone. Your efforts are appreciated!

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Added by wdfour on Apr 04, 2017 8:01 PM
treerpgmo
Elmwood Cem, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts
Thank you very much for photographing the gravestones of Horace F. & Frances Melvina (HOLMES) PACKARD and their sons Horace Walter PACKARD and Francis "Frank" Holmes PACKARD at Elmwood Cem, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
Added by treerpgmo on Mar 31, 2017 9:44 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
Sherwood Family Photos At Beaver Cemetery
Dear Chip, Oops, I forgot to include Fred M. Sherwood Sr., Fred Sherwood Jr., Robert M. Sherwood and his wife Karen in my grateful thanks to you. Everything I said before, double it. Nothing makes me happier than photos on Find A Grave. Thank-you very, very much. Gratefully, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Mar 31, 2017 5:53 AM
Joni Spellman Krause
"Myrle" Meryl Agnes (Sherwood) Sawyer And Her Parents
Dear Chip, Thank-you very much for the photos of Meryl and her parents, Fred and Della Sherwood. They clear up the spelling of Meryl's name. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to generously take photos for others. I also want to thank-you for all your great work on Find A Grave and your unusual blanket permission to use your photos. You can tell by your bio that you are a great guy! Thank-you again for everything. Warmest regards, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Mar 31, 2017 5:06 AM
D & D Fletcher
166748818 Melvina Homer
Thank you very much for photographing the monument for my husband's relative. Your time is well appreciated!
Added by D & D Fletcher on Mar 30, 2017 4:17 PM
Barbara Brazil
catherine o'shea -william brazil
looking for copies of birth and baptismal records of children of these two people. any marriage record. looking for information on The Britton family their daughter Mary married Ed Britton
Added by Barbara Brazil on Mar 15, 2017 9:19 AM
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