I was born in the Goulet family in 1975. My grand-father Wilfrid Joseph Arthur Goulet, was born in 1907 in Levis, Quebec, a small town outside of Quebec city. He married my grand-mother Marie Albertina Claire Belanger in 1935 in Saint-Louis de Pintendre. Tracing back the family tree of Wilfrid, I managed to identify Jacques Goulet (married to Marguerite Mullier) has the first of my ancestors setting foot in the New World back in 1646.
My recent Goulet ancestors lived in the Levis region most of their lives, with a few exceptions, some family members emigrated to New Hampshire in the late 1880’s.
On my mother’s side, I was born a Dulac. My great-grand father Louis-Philippe Dulac was born in 1868 in Berthierville, a region north of Montreal. In 1891, he married Marie-Louise Lafontaine and they left a couple of years later to live in Waterbury, Connecticut where more children came into the family. Louis-Philippe was a carpenter and he opened up a shop with his brother Maxime.
Louis-Philippe came back to Canada in 1908 and my grand-father Lucien was born a couple of years later in 1912. I always wondered what my life would have been if Lucien had been born in America.
This is but just a small sample of my research but a good start for readers out there to know what surnames I am interested in. So I’m a Goulet but also a Dulac, Boies, Belanger, Genereux and (of course) a Tremblay. Stay tuned in for more discoveries!
1 Sep 2014 Update:
For genealogists and family interested in my the research I have completed already, take a look at my profile and family tree on Wikitree here : http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goulet-93 or log in to Familysearch (it’s free!) and take a look at paternal granddad Wilfrid Goulet and maternal granddad Lucien Dulac.