I am looking for help in locating early family history for BLOT relatives who lived in Le Mans, France. My g.grandfather – Hippolyte August Blot - was born in Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France in Jun, 1837. I believe that his father was named Michel Blot. Hippolyte sailed from La Havre in Mar 1860 for New York City where he raised a family in Bronx, NY. He died there on Jan 29, 1901. Any help in locating other family members, birth records, how to search French records, etc would be greatly appreciated.