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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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glenda (contributor #47305349)
Edit Requests - Behan
Thank you for the edit requests. They will be processed as soon as I review them. Just a reminder, or in case you don't know, I transfer out of guidelines. If you would like custody of any memorials I manage please submit an Edit request using the "Suggest any other correction or addition" option. I even accept surname requests - i.e. "Please transfer all Smith memorials". I don't, though, accept "I'll take whatever you want to send me". If I am not related I will transfer. Please help me get my numbers down! Thank you!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 27, 2016 9:58 AM
Mickie Thompson #161436339
In case you want to post (captcha would not let me leave it on the edit)


Vandhlia Raynor “Mickey” Thompson , 92, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Albert Raynor and the late Fannie Riddle Raynor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Baxter Thompson; daughter, Vicki Diane Sparks; and son, Jerry Michael Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her son, Leonard Thompson and wife Connie; daughters, Wanda Brame, Joyce Wagner and husband Allan, Connie Thompson; brother, Nello Raynor; 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, August 22 at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens with Rev. Greg Allison officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Monday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

Durham Herald-Sun - Aug 19, 2016
Added by RTerry on Aug 19, 2016 7:43 AM
Andy Byerly
Roger P. Smith

Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Roger P. Smith's tombstone. I appreciate it very much.

Added by Andy Byerly on Jul 31, 2016 7:22 PM
Pearl Louise Bolejack Goehring

Thank you so much for taking and loading the photo for Pearl. I have requested a photo for her husband, Edward Baker Goehring, Sr., would you mind loading the photo to his site also.

Thank you again for all you do. Valerie
Added by VDR on Jul 16, 2016 6:00 PM
Peace Pope Cemetery photos
Thank you very much for the photo of William K. Peace's grave marker. I appreciate it
Added by RosalieAnn on Jul 04, 2016 5:39 PM
Brian Fletcher
RE: Lewis Fletcher
Hi Michael,

I just saw your note. I am Lewis' grand-nephew. I'd be happy to receive transfer of his entry.

Best regards,

Brian Fletcher
Added by Brian Fletcher on Jun 07, 2016 4:17 PM
Sarah S.R.
Anthony Christopher Hollowell-Nash 156072539
Hi, Michael,

A very delayed "Thank you" for the grave marker photo for Anthony Christopher Hollowell-Nash!!

Added by Sarah S.R. on May 31, 2016 1:37 PM
Jean Even
Dawson, Alton 160926307
Once again, thank you for creating a memorial page for Alton and linking his page with his wife.

Jean Even
Added by Jean Even on May 16, 2016 5:38 AM
Jean Even
Dawson, Evelyn O., Memorial Page 162488016
Thank You for taking and posting the photo of Evelyn and Alton's gravestone.

Jean Even
Added by Jean Even on May 16, 2016 5:24 AM
karen jean-louis
A very special thank you Mr Michael Helms
Thank you so very much Mr Helms for placing the photo of my great grand parents headstone. Omg I can't explain to you how good it felt to see those two names of at least two of not only my ancestors but my heroes as well. I'm creating a tree for my children, grandchildren and so on. One day as I just about give up,,, something said Karen check that find a grave site. Sure enough there they were Mack & Amanda Holloway and everything matched up perfect. I just wanted you to I truly appreciate you. I'm now on the hunt for Mack's parents Clem & Agnes Holloway. Again thank you so very much.
Added by karen jean-louis on Apr 11, 2016 6:42 PM
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