My mother was a Fortier. The Firkey/Fortier name is interchanged. Something about when they moved down from Canada. My mother lived in Swanton, VT. There are a few Fortier descendants still living in the Swanton area. Do you have a certain name in particular that you are searching for. I can trace my history back to the early 1600's. Most of the Fortier's can trace their lineage back to Noel Fortier, b. in the early 1600's.