Bonsoir Jean-Marie - Thanks for your response!!! To be perfectly honest, I have no idea if it makes sense. Quick Question - did you get this info from the loiselle card index? Was there any info about basile and julie's birthdays? About the only info I have on them is the year of their birthdays - not even month or day. The year of the immigrantion is close. I came across a book about the history of monroe, michigan (published in the 1850's) which stated that the family had come to new york in 1830. Also - julie's father - JB - does that stand for Jean-baptiste? Sorry for all the questions - I'm relatively new at this and slowly learning what to ask. Your assitance has been great. Sincerely yours - Michelle.