Patricia: I got an e-mail from Louis Marc Trudel (you'll see his postings all through this forum). He tells me that you and I ARE related somehow. He volunteered to send me the complete genealogy of our family by mail. He is a 64 year old retired mechanic who has done thorough research on our family as a hobby. Have you ever considered going to the annual TRUDELL get-together in Canada? It's held every year in June. This search for my roots has begun to fascinate me. I'll let you know what I learn.