I have got your message thins morning (Paris time). I am at work but I do have a lot of info about Maldiney (with i...in France) as my mother's ancestors are Maldiney. Please give an e-mail address or writre to mine: email@example.com
Actually I have a base of more than 100,000 people mainly in the arera of Vellerot and Vyt les Belvoir where first Maldiney come from. I have also pic of Edouard Maldiney few time after he settled in Indiana including a letter to his French relatives.
Good luck for your searches (and sorry for my English mistakes).