Matthew Helmick

Matthew Helmick

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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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