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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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Terri Rickert
Jean Baptise Edouard Edward" Ruel FAG #157535342
Hello Anne

Would you please tell me why you REFUSE to have a person's BIRTH names on their memorial?

On the memorial under the Bio YOU state his birth name and yet you refuse to have it listed.

The BIO you have sourced and written states:

"Jean Baptiste Ruel, son of Jean Baptiste Ruel and Marie Sophronie Tanguay, was born and baptized on 19 Mar 1870 at Lauzon (Saint Joseph de la Pointe Lévy), Lévis, Québec, Canada. By 1881, he was using the given name Édouard, rather than Jean Baptiste."

Added by Terri Rickert on Feb 01, 2017 7:21 PM
Kenneth Joseph Raposa
François Xavier Nadeau
Find A Grave # 119477149

Francois & his wife Marie Turgeon are my 2nd great grandparents. In my searching around I noticed that you have his DOB as 13 AUG 1823. I believe it is 5 AUG 1824. You state sources in his Find A Grave memorial. Would you be able to check and verify? Also are you related to Francois & Marie? I look forward to hearing from you. Ken
Added by Kenneth Joseph Raposa on Jan 25, 2017 2:35 PM
Missy Noxon
RE: William Heath
It came from the cemetery reading for Peotone Cemetery that the South Suburban Genealogical & Historica Society did. If there was a birthdate, the society didn't include it.
Added by Missy Noxon on Jan 02, 2017 3:45 PM
Mary Phalan
RE: Elizabeth and Rebecca James
You are welcome!
Added by Mary Phalan on Jan 01, 2017 1:00 PM
RE: Sarah Alburger Pursglove
Me either, but maybe after Christmas, I can do some more digging.
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 21, 2016 6:31 PM
RE: Alburger and Pursglove families
Well, this family has so many duplicate names and people of different generations living together, it is difficult to sort out.

We know that Sarah Pursglove's Death Certificate gives a birth year of 1828, which is consistent with birth years her siblings and the ages of Adam and Sarah Cassel Alburger.

On the 1850 US Census for Adam and Sarah Cassel Alburger in Southwark Ward 5, we see their children:
Mary (35) born 1815; Catharine (32) born 1818; Philip (27) born 1823; Hannah (25) born 1825 [or this may be Philips' wife, Hannah Carney--I did not check]; then grandchildren (children of Philip and Hannah Carney): Eliza (4) born 1846 by Census, but 05 Dec 1848 by Death Certificate; and Adam (0) born 1850.

On the 1850 US Census for the family of Adam and Sarah's SON, Adam and wife Julia Anna Justus, also in Southwark Ward 5, we see their children:
SARAH (9) born 1841; Catharine (7) born 1843; Eliza (5) born 1845; first Adam (3) born 1847, who died in 1851 [They would name another son Adam, born 1852); Charles H (1) born 1849. ALSO,
the son of Adam and Sarah Cassel, brother of the Adam married to Julia Anna Justus, and uncle of their children: Christian "Christopher" Alburger (supposedly 16, so born in 1834). On the next US Census in 1860, his birth year was given as 1833. BUT, his death certificates says he was born in 1825 and died in 1922 at age 97, with a notation, "False," whatever that means.

So, SARAH (born 1828) was the aunt of SARAH born 1841, since she was the sister of Adam (married to Julia) and of Christian.

I do not know why she is not on the 1850 US Census with her parents and siblings, but I am sure that the SARAH born 1841 is NOT her, since her age was listed as nine.

I am no longer a paying subscriber to ancestry (LONG story) so I cannot open Family Trees or many records, but I can look on MyHertage and FamilySearch. It just takes time. If Sarah Pursglove was born in 1828, she would have been 22 in 1850. It is possible that she was living with other relatives or was, as you suggested, a domestic servant. I can't account for the 1830 or 1840 Census, and they do not list names of family members.

It is still a mystery......
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 18, 2016 5:32 PM
RE: Alburger and Pursglove families
Anne, I don't remember....It may have been from Public Family Trees..... I will have to check....Right now, we are getting ready to leave for church....I will have to get back to you....Thanks for writing.
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 18, 2016 9:40 AM
RE: Sarah Alburger Pursglove
I'm glad. Did you get my SAC about the TWO Sarahs? One born 1828, the other born about 1841. The first one is the wife of George W Pursglove. I did not find any marriage for the second one.
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 16, 2016 9:55 AM
Angela Reed
RE: Ant Albring
Thank you Anne. I look forward to hearing from you.

Added by Angela Reed on Dec 14, 2016 4:48 PM
Rick Garon
Jean-Baptiste Garon
On my visit to Quebec last month I only made it to Ste-Marie-de-Beauce. I was somewhat disappointed that I could not find the grave of Jean-Baptiste's son Francois Garon and his family who were buried there in 1801. However, I did find a document that told the fate of the cemetery and the bodies. It is in French and very lengthy but it does have some pictures and details of what was wrong with them when they died. Here's the link. Rick
Added by Rick Garon on Dec 13, 2016 2:30 PM
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