The new and completely updated Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors of The National Huguenot Society, Fifth Edition 2012 with information on more than 600 Huguenot ancestors is now available for purchase. Click here for full details of this new publication and for an order form.
Membership Application Form
New member application forms and other forms related to membership in The National Huguenot Society can now be completed on your local computer and printed for final submission. Click here for full information and to download a form now.
The National Huguenot Society now offers a $5000 one-time scholarship award for college juniors and seniors and for postgraduate students that are members of the Society. Full details are available here.
Fall 2016 "Cross of Languedoc"
The offical semi-annual publication of The National Huguenot Society is available online. Click here to access the current and available past editions.
- Who were the Huguenots
- The Huguenot Cross
- Important dates in Huguenot history
- Historical information:
- Bibliography of books on Huguenot history
- Links to other web sites related to Huguenot history:
- The Wars of Religion
- The Edict of Nantes
- Excerpts from the Edict of Nantes
- Presentation on Huguenot Settlement of New France
(link to presentation "Our Huguenot Ancestors: Their History and settlement in French Canada"
© Michel Barbeau 1998 used with permission of the author)
- Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY
The 81st Annual Congress of The National Huguenot Society will be held 14-16 October 2016 in Charleston, S.C. The official call to the meeting from the fall 2016 issue of The Cross of Languedoc includes pricing, a reservation form for all events, and full instructions for reserving your place at what will be a most memorable time. Please note that reservations must be received by October 1, 2016, so make your reservation now!
Also, reservations are now being accepted until September 14, by the Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown hotel at 425 Meeting Street, Charleston. Please contact the hotel directly at either (843) 718-2327 or (855) 765-8701 and mention "The Huguenot Society" to receive the special negotiated weekend room rate of $269 per room per night plus applicable taxes. A lesser rate applies if you arrive before the weekend or if you stay after the completion of the Congress. Please ask for a confirmation number for your reservation. The hotel offers valet parking at a maximum per day charge of $19.00 regardless of the number of times you enter or leave the lot.
The hotel is located in the historic district of Charleston, with many historic and interesting places within easy walking distance. Charleston is a beautiful city, rich in history and with well-preserved architecture, and distinguished restaurants. The Huguenot Church in Charleston was built in 1844 and traces the congregation it serves to the 1680s. It is the oldest Gothic Revival church in South Carolina and has been designateda National Historic Landmark . A visit to the Huguenot Church is a "must" for any student of Huguenot history, and attendance there is a planned event on the program for this upcoming Congress.
On Sunday morning, October 16, there is an opportunity to attend a church service at the Huguenot Church. By a stroke of luck, the service will be in French, a special occurence that happens only about once a year! The Ravenel family is having a reunion that weekend and will be in attendance at the church as well, so Annual Congress participants will need to arrive early. Following the church service participants have been invited to tour the church office house across the street and enjoy tea and crumpets. Afterwards there is a carriage ride available for a minimal additional cost which provides a sight-seeing tour around the Charleston historical district. These will be truly memorable events that you will want to stay at least thru Sunday to enjoy.
Additional details for most of these events, as well as meal options and costs, are available in the official call to the meeting. However, do not delay in making your hotel reservation as soon as possible as the special room rate will be held only until 14 September.
- Huguenot ancestral name listings:
- Informational brochure about The National Huguenot Society that can be customized with individual state and personalized contact information
- Selected publications for Huguenot genealogical research
- Book reviews:
- Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors of The National Huguenot Society, Fifth Edition 2012
- Memory and Identity: The Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora
- The Edict of Nantes, Five Essays and a New Translation
- Louise Moillon, Seventeenth Century Still-Life Artist, An Illustrated Biography
- The Huguenot Historic Sites and Burials
- Diligence and the Disappearance of Manakintown Huguenots
- French Huguenots: From Mediterranean Catholics to White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
- Other Huguenot specific web sites:
- Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York
- Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in Virginia
- The Huguenot Society of America
- The Huguenot Society of South Carolina
- The Huguenot Society of South Africa and The Huguenot Museum of South Africa
- The Huguenot Museum in historic Rochester, Kent, England , was established as a trust and registered charity in 2014. It is located just a few doors away from their sister charity, the French Hospital, which provides care for Huguenot descendants and holds astounding collections charting the history of Huguenot refugees. The museum is open to the public and provides both wheelchair access and tours for the visually impaired.
- The combined archives for genealogical and historical research of the Huguenot Library at University College London and The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland housed at The National Archive in Kew, Richmond.
- Olive Tree Index to Huguenots & Walloons
- Cyndi's List of Huguenot Sites on the Internet
- Other sites related to genealogical research:
- The American Libraries Internet Archive contains nearly two million searchable, free texts gathered from libraries around the world. Documents may be read on-line or downloaded in multiple formats, and include thousands of rare genealogical and historical books.
- Search selected census records, the Social Security death index, military databases, immigration/naturalization records, and numerous other sources of information at either Ancestry.com or RootsWeb.com
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints online ancestral information
- USGenWeb site for genealogical research, organized by state and county
- Genealogical resources from The National Archives
- State birth and marriage information available for a fee at Vital Check. This web site sells copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records, and has state-by-state listings of the proper agencies to contact to order certificates directly from the source.
- Military records:
- Immigration records:
- Cemetery records:
- Cemetery Records Online database for U.S. and foreign countries
- Links to tips for genealogists, "how-to" articles, and online burial and cemetery records
- Cyndi's List links to cemetery information and records
- Find A Grave can be used as a research tool for finding the burial location of an ancestor. Since results rely solely on user entry the quality of the information will vary from perhaps a listing of dates and location to inclusion of family links and photographs.
- Adoption resources:
- With only a location to work with go to the USGS Geographic Names Information System to look up any place by feature, landmark, state or territory, population, or by a generic query.
- Current and past issues of "The Cross of Languedoc" , the semi-annual publication of The National Huguenot Society
- Membership eligibility
- Computer compatible membership forms that can be
completed on your computer, printed, and submitted, and general navigation and usage
instructions related to all the forms:
- New member application form (Rev. 09/2009)
- Dual membership application form (Rev. 03/2012)
- Member transfer form (Rev. 03/2005)
- Membership reinstatement form (Rev. 03/2005)
- Youth registration form (Rev. 01/2009)
- Death reporting form (Rev. 11/2014) used by state/chapter societies and families to report the death of a member
- Links to member chapters and state societies
- Awards and scholarships:
- $5000 college or graduate school scholarship from The National Huguenot Society
- $1000 annual award for best scholarly work
- College scholarship from The Huguenot Society of Illinois
- Educational scholarship from The Huguenot Society of California (contact for scholarship information is provided in the top section of the page).
- Mission and objectives of The National Huguenot Society.
- Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors of The National Huguenot Society, Fifth Edition 2012
We are excited to announce that The National Huguenot Society is offering several new products for sale featuring the new logo. Information on these new products can be found by clicking on the "shop" icon to the right.
Orders for any items offered for sale by The National Huguenot Society may be submitted using the e-mail contact form and checking the button indicating you wish to order items available from the Society store. Please be sure to provide your full name, address, phone number, and email address where requested. Print the form from your browser without clicking on the "Submit" button, and mail it, together with a check made payable to The National Huguenot Society, to the office address provided on the bottom of the page.
- Insignia items for members and officers are available from Hamilton Jewelers. Please see the order form for images of the new items, prices, and ordering instructions.
- Publications, books, and reference works
- "Evening Hymn" Notecards (temporarily out of stock)
- Handcrafted Huguenot Cross pins and necklace pendants
in 18K gold, 14K gold, or sterling silver, as well as earrings, tie tac/lapel pins, gentlemen's ring, and
cufflinks can be purchased commercially from Chuck Norton,
Jeweler, of Marietta, GA.
(Please Note: although this establishment is not in any way affiliated with The National Huguenot Society, it does support Huguenot Libraries. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is sent to the purchaser's society of choice, so please insure you indicate you would like the proceeds from your purchase sent to The National Huguenot Society.)
- Bronze grave markers for members of The National Huguenot Society from Classic Bronze Resources LLC of Cincinnati, OH.