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Photos of our Ancestors' Home Towns Updated January 13, 2006
About Our Family Research
Although we are from the US, my family will be living in Europe for the next two years. We are looking forward to visiting the places from which our immigrant families came. I will try to post as many photos of those places as I can on our page. Then I will try to contact those researchers who might be interested in viewing the photos. I will resize the photos for the site, but if you would like me to send you photos with a larger file size, just send me an email and I would be happy to do so.
photo of Villebadin (28 KB) Villebadin in France was the home town of Maurice Poulin, who emigrated to Quebec in the 1600's. I don't know how big Villebadin was 400 years ago, but these days it is more of an intersection than a town. We found this church and cemetary just after the Villebadin sign. According to our taxi driver's sister-in-law, the rest of the town is just farms.
photo of Villebadin (26 KB) The sign for Villebadin is near the trees on the left side of the photo, across from the house in the distance. If it wasn't for all the snow and the fact that the taxi driver was waiting, I would have run over and taken a picture of the sign.
train station at Argentan (26 KB) We got off a train from Paris at Argentan and took a taxi to Villebadin, which took about 1 hour round trip. It would have taken less time but part of the road had not been snowplowed. We didn't have enough time to explore Argentan, but it looked like you could keep busy for a few hours there.