Just thought I would tell you that I have engaged a researcher in France, to try and find a birth record for Barthelemi Darche and his family. Barthelemi Darche is believed to be the first Darche ancestor to come to North America in the middle 1700's, when we believe he voyaged aboard a French military frigate from France to Fort Chambly, Quebec. I would say, that a high percentage (if not all) Darche/D'Arche ancestors in North America are directly related to Barthelemi.
As far as I know, no one has a firm birthdate for Barthelemi, only that he was born about 1727 in Bourbonne-les-Bains, in the Champage (Haute-Marne) region of France. If I get lucky, I may be able to extend the lineage of the Darche ancestors beyond Barthelemi and his parents.
I am expecting results from the research in 3-5 months. If I find something of interest, I will pass it on.
Regards..Dave email: email@example.com