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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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Ina
John H Newman # 176487953
Hi Anne,

I've checked my data on Family Search and it would appear that the death date for John was entered by a Sandra Co, however, she never cited her source, I'll send her a note and see if she has more data.
cheers
Ina
Added by Ina on May 26, 2017 2:52 PM
Scott McManimen
Ferdnand Eichler
He is already entered in Tinley Park??
Added by Scott McManimen on May 23, 2017 12:05 PM
Ina
RE: John H Newman
Would you mind supplying me with the find a grave memorial number so I can cross reference your request?
cheers,
Ina
Added by Ina on May 23, 2017 9:42 AM
GeneaProtector
Paul Van Eekern
I deleted the duplicate. Thanks for the heads up.
Added by GeneaProtector on May 03, 2017 11:01 PM
dandrew
Alphonse Allaire
Hi: Alphonse is moved over to the correct cemetery now. at Saint Jeanne d'Arc Cemetery.

Thank you for the update. dandrew
Added by dandrew on May 02, 2017 1:05 PM
Charlene Ebeling
RE: Anne and Robert Ebeling
Robert Ebeling was my husband's uncle. He is the son of Robert's brother, Philip.
Added by Charlene Ebeling on Apr 26, 2017 4:56 AM
Sue Lilley
Rebecca Pensoneau
Changed family name spelling as you suggested and added a note to her bio regarding it.

Thanks, Sue
Added by Sue Lilley on Apr 11, 2017 9:09 AM
Kathy Richart
Elizabeth Clark Kerr (or Carre)
Anne - do you have any information on Etienne Pinsonneau's third wife Elizabeth Clark (widow of John Kerr aka Jeane Carre, or their daughter Rebecca born in 1817. Rebecca married Wm Harrison Magill in Texas in 1838. They are my 3x and 4x great-grandmothers.
Added by Kathy Richart on Apr 01, 2017 6:27 AM
LaDon Brennan
Frank Nichols
Thank you for the update re parents and birth place, memorial has been updated.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Mar 29, 2017 2:18 PM
Robert Desjardins
Searching for relatives
My name is Robert Desjardins. I was born in Lewiston, Maine and have many relatives from Lewiston. Most of them are deceased and buried in St. Peter's cemetery in Lewiston. I have begun work on my ancestry and came across your message on this site. I would like to connect with you and seek your advice if you are willing.
Added by Robert Desjardins on Mar 29, 2017 2:06 PM
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