Good morning Gregory,
If I received notification of your message, I overlooked it!
I am a French-speaking native of Ville Platte, La. I have lived in Birmingham since my marriage to Edsel Wells in 1954. Twenty-years ago, I took early retirement to take care of Ed who was in Congestive Heart Failure. When I retired, I was an Editorial Assistant in the office of the Sr. VP for Health Affairs at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I worked in the office of the Director of Medical Center Publications. After I retired, to pass the time, I became interested in Genealogy Research. It was and is my good fortune that Birmingham has the second-best genealogy research library in the Nation! What I don't have at home I can usually find at the library.
I have a copy of Mrs. Aimee Ardoin Guillory's book "La Famille Ardoin de la Louisiane". The book was published for the first reunion of the Descendants of Simeon Ardoin. However that is a very good family history in the book tracing the early Ardoins.
In 1948 Aimee went to work for the Evangeline Parish Library, one of its first employees, and remained with them until retirement 27 1/2 years later, at the age of 65. It was during this time that Aimee developed a love of finding historical facts about her family and was deepy involved in genealogy.
La Famille Ardoin de la Louisiane was written by Carola Ann Lillie Andrepont. Genealogy research by Aimee Ardoin Guillory. Edited by Kathleen Eastin Soileau. Published by Andrepont Printing, Inc. Opelousas, Louisiana. Copyright 1990 - Carola L. Andrepont 1-337-942-6385. The last time I had contact with the publisher books were still available and the cost was $30.00 plus tax.
My husband is at home with Hospice and he just called me. I will look for the people you are researching and I will get back to you later today.
Rosie Morein Wells
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