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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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Barb OD
St Edouard in Frampton
I noticed you have added your ancestors in this cemetery.

I am working on transcribing the burials from the Drouin records, and I am looking for the first person who set up this cemetery in Find a Grave. The reason is I came across this information about the cemetery:

"The first cemetery was named: St Edouard Chapel 1827-1863(oftentimes in the records referred to as "in this Township): Religion RC Irish; status: inactive, situated next to church. Only 2 headstones left

2 one was built behind the church; status: active, RC French"

and woud like it added to the first page of the cemetery. Whoever first added this cemetery controls what is added on that page.

If you are the owner could you add that note to the first page.

Barb ODonahue
Added by Barb OD on Oct 16, 2017 11:49 AM
RE: Marion Packer
You are very welcome!!!
Added by KLewis on Oct 11, 2017 6:44 AM
Louise Beauchesne
RE: Jean Baptiste Beauchesne
Hello Anne,
so Jean-Baptiste Beauchesne was your great grand father too?
Are you the great grand daughter of Exilia Beauchesne?
My grand father Joseph Ernest died april first 1956 at Trois-Rivières. My parents will come home at Lachute, Québec this week-end and they took a picture of the grave of my grand father. I don't know how to add him at find a grave...but i will try...
thank you to answer me
Added by Louise Beauchesne on Oct 04, 2017 5:16 PM
Wanda Alter
RE: Frank Henry Sabik
You're very welcome.

Added by Wanda Alter on Oct 01, 2017 10:18 PM
Martin Faherty (136612235)
Hi there,

I added a photo of his headstone in case you're interested. I also added plot information and DOB based off the San Francisco Colma Cemetery Index and the CA Death Records. Have a good one!

Added by neenee379 on Sep 19, 2017 7:32 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
James William Nielsen (159097242)
I've added a photo of his marker. Not sure if you're related, but just wanted to inform you just in case.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Sep 04, 2017 9:19 AM
JR Blain
Edmund Bousquet
Hello Anne, Would you like a transfer of Edmund's memorial?

Added by JR Blain on Aug 04, 2017 6:45 PM
RE: Marie Arthemise Ruel Allaire
I changed her date several times to 1880. Must have gotten lost somewhere in cyber space. It is now listed as 1880.

Added by dandrew on Aug 04, 2017 1:14 PM
Goodhue Chaplick
Eulalia Pelletier Goddu
Thank you for correction re L'Ange-Gardien Cemetery. I have corrected my people. However, there is still a listing by someone else in Ange Gardien. It includes a photo of the cemetery as well. I cannot change that one.
Added by Goodhue Chaplick on Jul 24, 2017 7:17 AM
Dennis Wilson
RE: Marie Ruel Bolduc
Obviously it was a glitch in the Beta system. I've deleted the picture.

Thanks for the heads up.

Added by Dennis Wilson on Jul 17, 2017 11:18 PM
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