Genealogical Twilight Zone

In 2008, two years before i became interested in genealogy, my wife, daughter and i went to England. 

On this trip we took a one day trip to Paris by train.  When we got to Paris we were taken on a sightseeing tour, cruised the Seine and were dropped off in downtown Paris and told to come back to the bus in two hours.   After a bit of shopping we thought we should have wine and cheese at a Bistro.  The picture is of of my wife and daughter at the Bistro. Note the name of the street. (Cue the Twilight Zone music).

Now, go forward two years.  I am starting into genealogy and found that our earliest link to France is Simon Robineau and Anne Larche who lived in St. Roch parish in central Paris. One of their children (Michel Robineau) moved to Nouvelle France around 1700 and is the first “foreign” ancestor to my line of the Robineau’s.  The paragraph below gives a bit of background on Michel. 

“Michel Robineau Desmoulins, pionneer, was the son of Simon Robineau and Anne Larche who remained in France. He was born circa 1683 on rue Saint-HonorĂ© in the parish Saint-Roch of Paris. He died in the MontrĂ©al Hospital on 27 October 1738 and was buried the next day by Father Dargent in the presence of Father Peigne and of the Ecclesiastic Guard.”

St. Roch church where Michel Robineau was baptized is two blocks away from this Bistro.

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2 Responses to Genealogical Twilight Zone

  1. Louise Robineau says:

    That’s so cool! I choose my son’s given name from the same family tree. His name is Simon after our common ancestor. We hope one day to visit Paris ans St-Roche church.

    • Roger says:

      Are you related to the Robineau’s in Sturgeon Falls or Timmins? I have a bunch of other stuff to post. I neglected the blog last year. We went to Paris a few years ago, so i have pictures of the interior of the church.

      Roger Robineau