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Michael Helms (#46548770)
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Bio Photo I am a university educated historian, genealogist and cemetery buff living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

My personal genealogical interests are mostly in the Philadelphia area; surnames include Helms, Colflesh, Schick, Henry, Pile, Harned, Stroup and Mowday.

I am also researching my family in northwest Pennsylvania; surnames here include Monago, Monaco, Leone, Monti, Soppelsa, Bonitate, Di Victoria, Da Corte Cavalier, and Maufioe.

My academic research at North Carolina State University focuses on a number of prominant reconstruction-era families in the Alamance County area including Long, Wood and Albright. I'm also deeply involved in research about the Rollin White and Lucius Pond families in Massachusetts.

I do a lot of "row mowing" with my camera and I'm happy to transfer ownership of a memorial to friends and family of the deceased.
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Pamela F Hanzaker
William Hardy Vestal
thank you SO much for the photo. Greatly appreciated!
Added by Pamela F Hanzaker on Sep 19, 2015 12:57 PM
South Granville Memorial Gardens
Thanks for fulfilling my photo requests at South Granville Memorial Gardens.

Added by WLC on Sep 15, 2015 7:40 PM
RE: Hervey Waters
I am descended from asa waters thru samuel austin waters. I am trying to complete the waters side of my tree on as best I can and also link and find all of the waters graves that I can find on have not located the graves of hervey waters parents, elijah and lydia.
Added by tkent1234 on Sep 01, 2015 11:55 AM
RE: Hervey Waters
I think that is it! She was from Connecticut.
Added by tkent1234 on Sep 01, 2015 11:36 AM
RE: Hervey Waters
thanks. any info on his marriage to Leonora (rather than Lenora)? I cannot find a marriage record for them.
Added by tkent1234 on Sep 01, 2015 11:29 AM
Effie McCullen
This is a duplicate entry for 142368182. That contributor claims that all graves entered in this cemetery cite the wrong location and should be removed. Apparently one cemetery entered as two different ones.
Added by bshorey on Jul 30, 2015 6:55 PM
Michael, thanks so much for your prompt handling of the edits, and of course for your cemetery documentations. Much appreciated. :)
Added by OBXr on Jul 23, 2015 7:11 PM
Gwen Lollar
RE: Jay Family Cemetery
Thank you so much for any help. I will see what I can find out. I saw on a web page yesterday with a few Jay's I have been searching for that they were listed as being buried there. It only appeared that there may have been a hand full of people there so as you say, it may be in a rural area and covered up by now. I will see what I can do to find out. Thanks again for your offer to help me. I would be so appreciative for any help. Thanks for all you do! Gwen
Added by Gwen Lollar on Jul 14, 2015 7:32 AM
Gwen Lollar
Jay Family Cemetery
Hello, I noticed that you do work in Person County, N.C. and wanted to know if you have ever heard of the Jay Family Cemetery in Person County? If so, could you please take photos or find out how I can get info. on it. I saw on line where several family members are suppose to be buried there. Thanks so much for all you do. Gwen
Added by Gwen Lollar on Jul 13, 2015 3:03 PM
Leslie Banks
Mcfadden Gravestones
Thank you for your time and effort.
Added by Leslie Banks on Jul 12, 2015 6:50 PM
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