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Anne Philbrick (#47168361)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 17 days
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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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Robert Comeau
RE: Notre Dame des Neiges
No, people will now only have to click on the Map tab and the map will appear.
Added by Robert Comeau on Sep 17, 2015 5:48 PM
william jacob Fischer
Anne, thank you for leaving the firefighters medallion on my father's post. shirley fischer walker
Added by danascnsn on Sep 11, 2015 6:56 AM
Mt. Olivet
Hi Anne, I added photos to the Wagners at Mt. Olivet, Joliet. I also added John Wagner d. 1910. Enjoy!
Added by M.Kramer on Jul 07, 2015 8:38 AM
Wendy Wilkins Valdez
Grace Voshell Swann
Hi, Ann. I am writing in the hopes that you know Grace's maiden name. I had thought it was Swann until I discovered her memorial here. So, now I'm back at square one. Her first husband is my 1st cousin 3x removed.
Added by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Jun 05, 2015 4:56 PM
Wayne Irons
Abram Naar
Hi Anne.. I moved the photo to the correct Abram Naar
Added by Wayne Irons on May 30, 2015 2:20 PM
Wayne Irons
RE: Benjamin Naar
Hi Anne... the geography of FindAGrave is set up to reflect current alignments. I can add a note that St. Thomas was part of a different country if you want.
Added by Wayne Irons on May 30, 2015 2:15 PM
Eileen youkey Brudi
mix up
Julius and Helen Spletzer are buried at Concordia. Concordia, Hammond, Indiana.

Julius is the brother of my great grandfather.
Eileen Brudi
Added by Eileen youkey Brudi on May 19, 2015 11:53 AM
Susan Lundin Smith
Mabel Wursch, Lydia Mauge and Arthur Kowalski Baugh photo requests
You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photo(s) for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 15, 2015 8:58 PM
Karen Cover - MeOverHere
Duplicate & Incorrect Memorial
The memorial made for my grandfather, Charles Clifford Allen is is incorrect. He has had a Find A Grave memorial #6446457 since May 25, 2002. Please remove your memorial or merge it into the existing record. Thank you for the effort.
Added by Karen Cover - MeOverHere on Apr 16, 2015 10:05 AM
Lisacul Rosie
Cashel or High Cashel ?

Your memorial # 136016394
Unsure as to whether you intended to create a duplicate cemetery as it is unclear, as you have not attached any GPS locations. Galway Council who have been the authority on administrative and heritage aspects of graveyards/cemeteries from the late 1950’s have the site recorded as Cashel Graveyard. Whilst newspapers may use the term ‘’High’’, it merely relates to its elevated site and on a secondary note newspapers are poor sources for "official" cemetery names.
High Cashel may be added as an alternate name, and if you contact Find A Grave admin they will add the alternate name and remove the page created in Sep 2014.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Apr 16, 2015 2:53 AM
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