Helen E. Ellias was born and raised in London, England, and married her husband, Percy, in the years following World War II. After moving to the United States in the 1950s, they settled in New Jersey where they raised their three children. Among Helen’s passions were family, genealogy, history, and reading. Helen built her personal library to over 500 books. In 2011, Helen passed away at age eighty-one. Her family honors her memory by carrying on her mission to share her stories with the world.