Sadly, Lou Balot has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find A Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find A Grave.
I am a native of Philadelphia, PA but left there in 1983 when I joined the Navy. I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA and have been working on genealogy research on and off for more than 15 years. Our move to this area in 2003 has allowed me to focus much of my research time on my wife's family who have lived in this area for several generations. Most of my ancestors are from Louisiana and West Virginia.