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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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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
Vicky Lapointe
Ruel from Sainte-Claire
Bonjour Anne! Je m'intéresse à la généalogie des gens du comté de Dorchester (aujourd'hui Bellechasse), dont font partie Sainte-Claire et Lac-Etchemin, et j'ai lu avec intérêt vos recherches sur les enfants d'Hubert Ruel et de Marcelline Goulet. Georgianna et Joséphine ont eu une vie très intéressante. Je ne connaissais pas le lien entre la famille Ruel et le peintre Marc Chagall.

merci pour vos recherches,
Vicky Lapointe
Added by Vicky Lapointe on Jul 17, 2017 7:32 PM
RE: Richard and Jane Cox

You are welcome. I note that the document that you probably used for "interred" date actually has the death dates (the same dates listed on the markers) listed under the column for "interred". As you may have noticed, that part of the document doesn't show any death dates in that column. I am very familiar with St. Andrew's (having photographed hundreds of markers there and entering dozens of new memorials) and can assure you that my suggested edits for the death dates are accurate using available information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Best regards,
Added by DevonG on Jul 14, 2017 9:27 AM
Ellie Daniels
RE: Albert A. Ruel
This is where I got the information on Albert A. Ruel:

Written in the Annual Report of the Town of Enfield -- year ending December 31, 2005.

His daughter, Bertha M Ruel, was married to my Uncle, Daniel Ernest Griswold. I will check with him ad get back to you - he will know what the correct name of the cemetery is.


Archie Ruel
April 15, 1918 - December 3, 2005
Born in Lebanon to Joseph P. Ruel and Marie (Yelle) Ruel on April 15,
1918, Archie Ruel attended Lebanon High School and lived in Enfield for 60
years. On June 12, 1937, Archie married Beatrice Louise Talbert. They had four
children: Norman, David, Betty and Bertha.
Archie Ruel worked at the Lebanon Woolen Mill as a spinner, followed
by work at the Baltic Mill in Enfield, and the Dartmouth Ski Company in
Mr. Ruel was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the
American Legion Post No. 22, and a dedicated member of the Enfield Fire
Department for 50 years.
Mr. Ruel enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends.
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Added by Ellie Daniels on Jul 12, 2017 3:40 PM
grave plotter
RE: Noel Morache
Hi, Thanks for writing me back -
I reviewed Noel Morache cemetery plot and He is indeed buried in Notre Dame dame des neiges cemetery - in Plot N- 00522D and He was buried on November 10, 1887 according to the cemetery records . I also checked the parish record on ancestry - and it appears that this the same Noel Morache married to sophie forget dit Depatie ( died July 3, 1867) in the same plot .
Also there is a Rose Anne Villemur ( died 1884 ) also In this Notre Dame de Neiges cemetery which is affiliated with the Notre Dame church to this present day .

the cemetery that you have him placed in is an OLD cemetery plot that they used by the Notre Dame church between the years (1799- 1854) and now does not exist It was situated just outside the front of the Old Bascilica church under the cobblestones of old Montreal at present time So there are No Tombstones to be found anymore ..

I did remove the photos as requested -- because his name is not actuallyy on the tombstone - but I believe that this is the Morache family tomb ...

i am not related in any way to the Morache family -- so you might want to review again this information to make an informed decision and if at anytime you wish me to put back any photos just let me know i would be Happy to do so.

Thank you - and Happy travels on the trees of Life

Added by grave plotter on Jun 23, 2017 11:11 AM
Terri Rickert
RE: Edward Ruel
Hello Anne

I hope I replied to you with a thank you, as this is the first time I have been on Find A Grave for ages.

Please forgive for not replying & thank you for your time & explanation if I haven't already message you.

Added by Terri Rickert on Jun 07, 2017 1:02 AM
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.
Added by Ina on May 26, 2017 2:52 PM
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