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Matthew Helmick (#47896508)
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I am an aspiring genealogist and cemetery buff. I have been obsessed with history since I was little, and it has grown into my researching my family, my wife's family, and many friends' trees. I can't seem to get enough of it.

All photos I post here are mine, but I consider this a public service, and only ask to be credited with either my name, or American Arboretum, if the photo is to be used on another site. If you are planning on making a coffee-table book with my photos, then we may have a problem, but any general use is an "accepted risk" I am taking by posting my photos on a free, publicly-accessable website.

I live in north central West Virginia, with my wife and our daughter.

I am available to photograph cemeteries in my area, specifically Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Doddridge, Taylor, Upshur, Lewis, Barbour, Braxton, Randolph, Preston, and Tucker Counties.

I can also help with transcribing Cyrillic headstones into Latin letters and simply identifying names on Cyrillic headstones. I may be able to help with translating epitaphs of Russian or Serbo-Croat origin.

Some names I am researching currently are Holland, Doerr, Chappelear, Wenger, Fedrigon, Caser, Flontano, Bortolameolli, Futten, Marini, Helmick, Kelley, Palmer, King, and Nicholson.

Private requests can be made directly to my email,
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Barbara Nicholson
Ellenor Stutler
Corrected Spelling.
Added by Barbara Nicholson on Jun 20, 2013 8:50 AM
Barbara Nicholson
Ellenor & Stehen Stutler
I added the information you sent me to their memorials. Thank you.
Added by Barbara Nicholson on Jun 20, 2013 8:33 AM
Have you tried the Ellis Island website? I've used it several times.
Added by Human on Jun 16, 2013 6:55 PM
Sofija Jankovic
I like the photo, when they are side by side you can see 1892 where I was seeing 1921. Thank you for doing that.
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 9:08 PM
RE: Ctebo Mapnh
But names are often pronounced differently than spelled. My full name is slaughtered so often that I use Gia most often, but I do not want that on my marker. My daughters name is Turkish and is never pronounced correctly but she doesn't change the way she spells it.
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 9:06 PM
Sorry about the typos, I broke a nail and I am having a hard time adapting. :)
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 8:51 PM
Ctebo Mapnh
I'm sorry if you feel I'm being difficult but I do not Americanize a persons name. If he had wanted his his name changed then his family wold have had it that way on his marker.
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 8:48 PM
Stevo, with a V.
The stone has a B
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 8:14 PM
Sofija Jankovic
laughing at myself... I meant did you get a picture of her dates. A better one?
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 8:08 PM
Sofija Jankovic
Did you happen to get a picture that shows her name? When this one is zoomed there is 1921 and 1922 clearly on the stone.
Added by Human on Jun 15, 2013 7:58 PM
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