Hi Michelle, you didn't waste any time answering 8-)
I'll start with your last question first.Though I grew up where you could hit the Manchester Library with a rock (on Concord St.,just 2-3 houses away)I haven't been in there for eons. I moved away back in '76 officially.
As far as my lineage goes,working backwards,:
11th gen-Yours truly, Richard Peter Hamelin 10th Gen-Robert Phillippe Hamelin d.1983 (dad) 9th gen-Wilfred Paul Hamelind. 1944 8th-Ambroise Francois H. d.1932 7th-Paul H d.1917 6th-François-Ambroise H. b.circa 1805 * 5th-Joseph H. IIb. sept 1774 * 4th-Joseph François d.1823 3rd-René H. d.1776 2nd-François H. d.1725 1st-Lastly, (or is it firstly?) Nicolas H. d.before 1679
* I don't have death dates for these 2. My information is from a compilation done by my uncle "Chip"# back in '71
# Correctly my grandfather's [Wilfred P.] brother Ambroise
This list should get you started on who's who. and fwiw, my grandfather's family were from New Bedford MA and there were 8 sons total.