Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Anne Philbrick (#47168361)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 8,418 Memorials Added
 • 8,372 Memorials Managed
 • 24 Memorials/Week
 • 2,441 Photos
 • 6 Photo Requests
 • 19 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 6,657 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 64 Famous Bios
 • 188 Fame Ratings
 • 12 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Centagenarians (15)
Historical Figures (15)
Titanic Crew Members (16)
Find A Grave Friends
A AAA American ..., Amy Wolfe, JUDY L., Max, Melinda Callaha..., Michelle Smith, Raymond Sassman, Robert McCann, Scott Balyer, Sharri Bodnar, Sue Cully, Wayne Irons
Messages left for Anne Philbrick (72)[Leave Message]
Kent Meyers
June E (Susie) Webber Memorial# 136991849
Wondering where you got the name June. Every record I have found for her from censuses to marriage, to births of children always has her name as Susie. Do you have a birth record that gives her name as June?

Kent Meyers
Added by Kent Meyers on May 30, 2016 2:46 PM
Doug Lockwood
RE: Leicester Lockwood
No, I have not found his obit. He died before brothers William & Louis based on their obits.
Added by Doug Lockwood on May 29, 2016 9:02 AM
Source for Grave
Source for Book Auclair Funeral Home Fall River, MA 1944-1992
The book is from the AFGS Library Committer. The book is available from them, along with many others I have.
The person who documented the graves was: Mary Letourneau
Added by Karen on Feb 06, 2016 9:43 AM
RE: Eva Ruel Allard
Hi Anne, I have fixed the name. All my Info is coming from Auclair Funeral Home. I will take a look to see what I can find for you. Are you interested in anyone in particular?
Added by Karen on Feb 05, 2016 4:48 PM
Rick Garon
Jean-Baptiste Garon
Hi Anne, have you come across the grave of Jean-Baptiste Garon, died 1781 and buried in St-Louis-de-Kamouraska. Thanks
Added by Rick Garon on Feb 05, 2016 10:34 AM
RE: Saint Aubert Cemetery
Thanks for the heads up on the cemetery - I've moved my memorials as well...
Added by AJ on Feb 01, 2016 11:37 AM
Robert Comeau
RE: Saint Aubert Cemetery
I just moved the 13 pages that I had to Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours - thanks
Added by Robert Comeau on Feb 01, 2016 10:50 AM
Jacqueline Auclair
Flavien Ruel
I realize now that she is not there since this listing is to links of burials. Ignore my last message.

Added by Jacqueline Auclair on Jan 18, 2016 9:57 AM
Jacqueline Auclair
Flavien Ruel
Hi Anne. In your listing of children for Flavien and wife Josette Lemelin, I do not see Marguerite Ruel mentioned. She is my husband's great grandmother and was according to various record, their daughter. She was born Aug. 13, 1851, St. Gervais, Quebec (Drouin collection). She married Joseph Job Gautron dit Larochelle on Sept 14, 1868
St. Claire, Dorchester, Quebec (Drouin collection).
She died Jun 7, 1947 in St. Claire
Marguerite Ruel and Joseph Larochelle had 13 children and their eighth child, Francois was my husband's grandfather who lived to 101.
Jackie Auclair (
Added by Jacqueline Auclair on Jan 18, 2016 9:51 AM
Barb OD
St Malachie
Hello Anne
Sometime in fall of 2015 I started entering the deaths in St Malachie using the Drouin records...and then had to stop due to other priorities...looking at it today it appears that perhaps you finished that task. If that is so thank you, and if not I have time to finish or assist if all of the deaths are not entered.

Barb Odonhaue
Added by Barb OD on Jan 15, 2016 2:15 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service