During my research of the Bavier and Blond families, I met a gentleman named Jean Pierre Chadel of Mazingarbe through a French genealogy website. Without his help, I never would have been able to discover so much information. He made copies of documents, went to courthouses, and contacted individuals on my behalf.
I will be forever grateful to Jean Pierre Chadel who helped a total stranger discover the story of a family.
To you, Jean Pierre, I lift a glass of fine French wine in a toast to friendship from across the sea.