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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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Julie Preston
RE: St Peter Parish Churchyard Leeds
Hi Anne, I am confused. have check the records and they are correct. if there are others can you give me the cemetery name they are in

Cheers for your help
Added by Julie Preston on Oct 25, 2016 7:56 PM
Angela Reed
Ant Albring - Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, IL
Can you please tell me when this person died?
Thank you.

Added by Angela Reed on Oct 13, 2016 10:15 AM
Kenneth D. Tyler
Welter & Koenig Families
Anne -- I have been updating information for the Welter and Koenig families of Will County, Illinois and have been helped a great deal by your Find-a-Grave information for them. My wife's 1st cousin is a Welter. Thanks so much for your work. Ken Tyler, Oostburg WI
Added by Kenneth D. Tyler on Oct 08, 2016 6:57 AM
Mary Jo C. Martin
Caroline Schultz #40063976
Dear Anne:

Thanks for the information about the erroneous census record for Caroline Schultz. I don't have a lot of time for researching right now, so I have removed the record from her memorial. I would hate to be the source of bad information.

Thanks again for letting me know. I appreciate it.

Regards, Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo C. Martin on Sep 20, 2016 9:53 PM
Barb OD
Ruelle at St Malachie
would you like to be the keeper of the Ruelles, I only entered them, not related, would like to find someone to care for them.
Added by Barb OD on Sep 08, 2016 5:07 PM
Laura LeClair
Since you haven't replied to my request asking for details of your changing her maiden name, I am declining your request. If you send additional information you can request the edits again.
Added by Judyvv on Aug 30, 2016 1:18 PM
RS Witwer
RE: Elsie McClister Faherty
I re-sent her obituary to you. Did you get it? Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Aug 25, 2016 10:34 AM
Laura Leclair
You are changing her maiden name and adding a father with a different name than her mother had. I need some kind of explanation.
Added by Judyvv on Aug 24, 2016 8:21 PM
Barb OD
St Bernard of Dorchester County Quebec
I noticed you had added some memorials on the St Bernard Cemetery in Dorchester County Quebec.

Did you also start the identification page for the cemetery? I found the latitude/longitude information of 46.494170,-71.143220 which if you started the cemetery page can be added by the owner of that page...and that will create a map to help others find it.

I will be entering all the deaths from 1844 to 1940 from the Drouin records, and then someone I know just visited the cemetery and took photos of all of the existing memorials which I will add for her.

We are trying to document all the cemeteries in that region on Find a Grave.

Barb ODonahue
Added by Barb OD on Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM
Source for Grave
Source for Book Auclair Funeral Home Fall River, MA 1944-1992
The book is from the AFGS Library Committer. The book is available from them, along with many others I have.
The person who documented the graves was: Mary Letourneau
Added by Karen on Feb 06, 2016 9:43 AM
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