- i have just discovered through researching my family hisory that Helena is actually my great great great grandmother on my fathers mothers side of the family. How excited i am. I am hoping to discover more about this wonderful pioneering lady of her time. I now know the reason that i and my daughters have an overwhelming interest in anything butterflies. Please contact me at my email address if you have anything that i can use to keep on discovering this wonderful ;lady and hern brilliant achievements.