My previous post contains his "snail-mail" address, as he listed on the LDS website; however, that does not guarantee the address is current...and/or...how old the post is.
FYI, your post elicited some curiosity in me....as my Maternal Great-Grandfather was August/Auguste Ouellet born in Québec, Canada 1850.He married Adéline Chassé in Cacouna, Québec, Canada on July 29, 1879.
Canadian Census 1881 Auguste OUELLET M Male French 30 Quebec Journalier Catholique Adeline OUELLET M Female French 17 Quebec Catholique Auguste OUELLET Male French <1 Born: Sep; 7/12 Quebec Catholique
Source Information: Census Place Ste-Eloi, Temiscouata, Quebec
Their yr/o/immigration to the US was in 1882.
THE EVOLUTION OF A SURNAME...... Once in the USA, Auguste Ouellet was also known in RI & MA as: August Ouelett and August Ouellette.
Some of their children (11 births; 7 survived into adulthood)married and moved into the NJ area and those Ouelett/Ouellette's became Willett/Willette...spelled phonetically.Same bloodlines, different way of spelling it.
I was helping someone look for a Celine Greenwood.Her husband was of English/Irish/Scot descent.Celine's husband's relatives "assumed" she was of the same descent.They spent 4 years looking for birth dates/marriage dates that would "fit" her description.Couldn't find her lines anywhere backwards to Eng/Ir.
All of a sudden, I played a hunch.....
Come to find out, Celine Greenwood, was of French/Canadian descent! She was born in Québec, Canada as Célina Boisvert and had translated her name Bois = wood and Vert = green(Greenwood) into English not long after her move to the USA.Suddenly ALL of the dates that the family had fit into this picture! Relatives had spent 4 years (brick wall) looking in England; Ireland; Scotland....Never had she mentioned to the family she was of French/Canadian extraction.
Long story short, genealogy research can be very difficult, time consuming, and very frustrating.However, don't give up!
Genealogy is akin to Nancy Drew and thinking outside of the box!If you ever enjoyed reading the Nancy Drew Mystery novels, you'll be able to put your learned sleuthing skills to good use.Now I'm showing my age! :)