Robert Navarre, First Royal Notary in Détroit: Part III, by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais - See our Individuals or Families Page for Gail's articles about him after he arrived in New France.
Fichier Origine Website: In addition to reading articles about your ancestor's origin in France such as those published in Michigan's Habitant Heritage, we encourage you to consult the Fichier Origine Website. Although the site is in French, it is easy to navigate. After you enter the family surname in the first box, if other researchers have found records relating to an immigrant with that surname, you will be taken to a summary screen with the ancestor's first and last name. Click on the name of your ancestor and you will see a summary of the records found in France.
St. Jacques de Dieppe - Courtesy of www.fr.wikipedia.org - (accessed 25 January 2014) construction of the Church began in the 12th century and was completed in the 16th century.
Champlain surrendered Québec to the Kirke Brothers in July 1629 - Image Courtesy of Place Royal http://www.mcq.org/place-royale/en/themes.php?id=3&ver=1
For additional details regarding the capture of Québec by the Kirke Brothers see the link to Gail Moreau-DesHarnais' article at the top of this column, Part 1 of the Timeline on our History of New France page, and David Kirke's biography in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/kirke_david_1E.html
Photos taken by Gail Moreau (DesHarnais) on a March 2000 trip to France
The exterior of St. Pierre in Reignac, France, appears at the top. The photo at the bottom shows a side altar in the same church.