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Anne Philbrick (#47168361)
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Years ago, before my children had even started school, I inherited a wonderful genealogy written in French by a nun, Marie Céline Ruel. She was my great-grandmother's first cousin. They were very close, more like sisters, because their mothers were sisters and their fathers were brothers. Céline had traced the Ruel and Goulet families back to the time of arrival of the original ancestors in Canada in the early 1600's. This tome is a fabulous resource that has allowed me to use my French, which had admittedly been neglected since my high school days. While French was my father's first language, he rarely used it at home.

In 2008, eight years after I received the 1942 "Généalogie de la Famille Goulet-Ruel", I decided it was time to try my hand at genealogy. Years ago, a business partner of mine had mentioned his strong interest in the hobby. However, it wasn't until I started my family tree that I realized how addictive genealogy could be. I loved to play detective! A year and a half later, I became a contributor to Find A Grave. Initially, I concentrated on members of my family tree. However, over time that has evolved such that I also photograph headstones and create memorials for people who are not related to me. Along the way, I have discovered fascinating people in my family tree, including diplomats, knights, artists, actors, writers, and politicians. My tree includes the artist Marc Chagall, author H Rider Haggard, and the premier of Spain Juan Negrin, as well as other intriguing characters.

I am available to assist anyone who has questions about translation of French genealogy records. I am particularly interested in the Ruel families of Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as the Faherty families of New Jersey who immigrated from County Galway, and can help people researching those families. With regard to transfer of memorials, please see the guidelines posted by Find A Grave, although I am willing to consider transfer of memorials that fall out of those guidelines. Please use the "Edit" button to suggest corrections, additions, or links, or to request transfers. You will receive the courtesy of a reply and a thank you, and I will be happy to include all pertinent, accurate information in my memorials. Please note, however, that I generally avoid transcribing newspaper obituaries from after January 1923, due to copyright issues.

Genealogists help to preserve family history. One of the primary reasons that I started my family tree was to be able to share family history with my children and extended family. With Find A Grave and other genealogy sites, we can share our history with a much larger family. And we make lovely friends and discover living family along the way.
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Suki Davey
Georgiana Talbot Leclerc/Leclair
You have two records for the above individual. One under Leclerc and one under Leclair. Suki
Added by Suki Davey on Nov 24, 2015 6:43 AM
Larry Krueger
RE: Amelia Landry Ruelle
Like I said previously, if you want any memorials with MY name on them please feel free to ask. I'm sure they will be in good hands.
Added by Larry Krueger on Nov 23, 2015 6:38 PM
RE: Henry Joseph Deblois
Hi Anne. My Son-in-Law is Timothy Brunner Deblois. His father, Henry Joseph Deblois died in Charles Town, West Virginia. He was the son of Samuel and Exzelia Audette Deblois. His wife of 55 years was Grace E. Tschudy Deblois. They are buried in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. He was a brick layer by trade and lived to be 77 years. Grace lived to be 91 and she was a nurse. Any info back from his parents would be appreciated. They had two other children besides my SIL, Carol Ann Bennetti and Alan Henry Deblois. Thank You Don Clark
Added by Don on Nov 22, 2015 9:43 PM
Annie Bonneau
I added the birth info to her memorial and attributed it to you. Thanks for the information, appreciate your work in finding it.
Added by Yandeau on Nov 22, 2015 9:40 PM
Larry Krueger
RE: Lawrence Ruelle
You are welcome.........NONE of the family you mentioned are relatives to me. So since they are obviously in your family tree why don't you email me your number and all of the memorial numbers that I manage, that you would like me to transfer and I will transfer them to you for safe keeping.
Added by Larry Krueger on Nov 22, 2015 8:20 PM
P Petry
RE: Frederick Petry
Hi Anne! I'm going to look at my ancestry work this weekend or beginning of next week. If I don't have his obituary I'll send you a message. I really need to find out, once and for all, if this is "my" Frederick! Thank you!!!!
Added by P Petry on Nov 13, 2015 9:06 AM
Irving P. memorial
I did add much of the bio info you SAC'd to me previously. Thank you for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Acog on Oct 10, 2015 1:49 PM
Mt. Olivet
Hi Anne, I added photos to the Wagners at Mt. Olivet, Joliet. I also added John Wagner d. 1910. Enjoy!
Added by M.Kramer on Jul 07, 2015 8:38 AM
Wendy Wilkins Valdez
Grace Voshell Swann
Hi, Ann. I am writing in the hopes that you know Grace's maiden name. I had thought it was Swann until I discovered her memorial here. So, now I'm back at square one. Her first husband is my 1st cousin 3x removed.
Added by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Jun 05, 2015 4:56 PM
Francis Beaudoin
Hello Anne,

I am related to the Mother of Berenice Gagnon. Her name is Eleonore Lessard (my GG Grandmother). Her 2nd spouse Charles Laverdiere is my GG Grandfather. I have photo's of both and sent them to your email provided on findagrave. Do you have a photo of Berenice Gagnon? Berenice would be a half sister to my Great Grandfather Joseph Laverdiere. Thank you for your time in this matter.

Francis Beaudoin
Added by Francis Beaudoin on Feb 26, 2015 9:33 AM
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