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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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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
Joseph & Ruth (Hayhurst) Warner
They has a son Silas Warner 1766-1822. Silas married Sarah Warnock daughter of Philip and Mary (Rogers) Warnock. They are buried in Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery.
Added by BarbR on Nov 27, 2014 3:34 PM
Abby Griffith
Ellen Kelley McManus
Hello! I just wanted to leave a quick thank you do the information you added to Ellen Kelley McManus's page. She is my Great Great Great Grandmother and information about her has always been a bit hazy. Thank you for filling in some lost details!
Added by Abby Griffith on Nov 19, 2014 7:43 PM
RE: Martin Faherty
Anne, I got the date of birth information directly from the cemetery records, therefore, it probably is your relative. Congratulations!!!! If you would like me to transfer the memorial to you I would be happy to. Just let me know.
Added by JLH on Sep 30, 2014 4:19 PM
Marianne Ruel Graves
Ruel Family
thank you so much for all your hard work! i am very excited to read & write down all of this history for the rest of our RUEL family too! (would love to see the original 1942 writings that you inherited) awesome!
Added by Marianne Ruel Graves on Oct 26, 2013 4:04 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Mrs. Anne Philbrick,

Thank you for all you do and have done. Keep up your great work Maam!

Please add me as your friend on Finda Grave .


Jonathan Robert De Mallie ( de Maille )
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Aug 06, 2013 3:09 AM
Teresa D
Samuel Kirby
You're welcome. I wanted to try to give back to such a great community of people.

I read your bio and found it really interesting. Most people who haven't done genealogy don't understand the human (alive) component of it. It is fun to make new connections and help others in their quest to uncover the past (just like detectives).

Often family members kid me about getting me help for my addiction. If I have to be addicted to something, I glad it's something fun and rewarding like genealogy.

Teresa D.
Added by Teresa D on Apr 04, 2013 6:56 AM
bob dennis
RE: Robert Hamilton and family
Hi Anne,
The headstone is located at the Glendermott CofI churchyard, Church Brae, Altnagelvin, in the Waterside area of Derry, Northern Ireland.
If you double click on the main photo, you will see where I had to put the information as it's not my memorial and I couldn't edit it.
Here is the Census return for the family in the 1911 census:-
Added by bob dennis on Mar 25, 2012 9:58 AM
RE: The March Family
I am still happy to transfer if you want them as you are researching them, but if you prefer, send me the bios you have written and I will add them to their pages and give you a credit.

Added by js on Mar 25, 2012 2:00 AM
bob dennis
RE: Robert Hamilton and family
Hi Anne,
I've been away and only just got your message.
I have 4 Hamiltons in my records.
Which one are you interested in?
Added by bob dennis on Mar 24, 2012 2:04 PM
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