Bonjour and happy new year. I was glad to discover your forum. With yours indications I went yesterday to Armentières to see the registers. I didn't find the marriage of Antoine Nicolas GOULAS and Marie MOMMARTEAU(S or X) but they had three children born in France in Armentières : 1) Antoine Vincent was born 9.24.1816 2) Marie Marguerite was born 8.1.1818 nothing beetween 1818 and 1826 then 3) your ancestor Pierre Alexandre was born 6.30.1826. I shall try to find the Antoine and Marie's marriage in the villages near Armentières and their births. In the Pierre Alexandre's act of birth, Antoine Nicolas was 39 years old and Marie was 30 years old (dates of birth : near 1787 and near 1796). Antoine Nicolas was shepherd. I think you have the same ancestor than my husband but I have to find the link. If you want, I can miss you a list with the results of my own search in France until 1600. I will be glad if you can miss me a list of the descendance of Antoine GOULAS in Louisiana. Do you know the name of the boat they took in order to immigrate from France to Louisiana ?Does a list of the passag exist ? So long and excuse me for my bad english. Odile.