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Michael Helms (#46548770)
 member for 15 years, 2 days
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Bio Photo I am a historian (NCSU, Phi Beta Kappa), genealogist and cemetery buff living in Louisiana.

My personal genealogical interests are mostly in the Philadelphia and McKean County, PA areas, with ancestral surnames that include Helms, Colflesh, Schick, Henry, Pile, Harned, Stroup, Mowday, Monago, Bonitate, Leone, Di Victoria, Monti di Sopra, Da Corte Cavalier, Soppelsa, 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. My goal is to see that these memorials are well cared for.

Please consider leaving a flower at the memorial for our beloved canine companion, Sydney Constance Coffey Helms.
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Paula Evans
Willie P. Magnum Family Cemetery Photos Requests.
Willie P. Magnum Family Cemetery Photos Requests.

Hi, Are you close or somewhat close to Willie P. Magnum Family Cemetery? I have 7 photos requests there. Can you please kindly respond for me asap? Thank-you.
Added by Paula Evans on Jul 20, 2017 12:24 PM
John Howell's Photo
Thank you very much for the photo of John Howell's grave. It is appreciated
Added by RosalieAnn on Feb 24, 2017 3:30 PM
Joan Mays
Arbor Baptist Church
Thank you for letting me know of the duplications. I hope you know that I don't deliberately duplicate. It seems two cemeteries were merged. I have deleted all of mine.

Added by Joan Mays on Feb 22, 2017 6:11 PM
Floyd and Ida Newby
Thank you so much for taking the time to find and photograph Floyd and Ida's memorial for me. Please know that your efforts are greatly appreciated. The photo looks great. Thank you!
Added by Mother2Many on Jan 17, 2017 1:22 PM
Nancy Harris
Photos for William and Zachariah Shearin
Thanks so much Michael! The photos look great. I was going to delete the request manually, but I see that Zachariah's request seems to have fallen off on it own since you posted the picture. And I am happy to see that you found William's wife, Irma, there, too. I was hoping that might be the case!
Added by Nancy Harris on Jan 02, 2017 2:28 PM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Sam Besharta Photo
Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Dec 30, 2016 6:26 PM
R J Shepherd
Michael the picture of the marker you added to Dallas Anderson Jr ( 112623232) is his father's marker and not his.
Thanks RJ
Added by R J Shepherd on Dec 05, 2016 6:00 AM
Goehring Family
Michael - Thank you so much for taking filling my photo request. If you ever need anything in Colorado - please let me know. Valerie
Added by VDR on Nov 23, 2016 3:27 PM
Love my Family
Mattie Russell
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for looking for Mattie Russell's grave. It means a lot that you would try! Again THANK YOU
Added by Love my Family on Nov 22, 2016 3:10 PM
Thank you for trying to find the grave of James Tutor. I made a note that the marker was not found. Thank you so much for trying!
Added by Lanie on Nov 20, 2016 9:40 AM
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