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Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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By (author) Kathy Chater

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 14mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Barnsley
  • ISBN 10: 184884610X
  • ISBN 13: 9781848846104
  • Illustrations note: over 40 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 175,785

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Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, many thousands of Protestants fled religious persecution in France and the Low Countries. They became one of the most influential immigrant communities in the countries where they settled, and many families in modern-day Britain will find a Huguenot connection in their past. Kathy Chater's authoritative handbook offers an accessible introduction to Huguenot history and to the many sources that researchers can use to uncover the Huguenot ancestry they may not have realized they had. She traces the history of the Huguenots; their experience of persecution, and their flight to Britain, North America, the West Indies and South Africa, concentrating on the Huguenot communities that settled in England, Ireland, Scotland and the Channel Islands. Her work is also an invaluable guide to the various sources researchers can turn to in order to track their Huguenot ancestors, for she describes the wide range of records that is available in local, regional and national archives, as well as through the internet and overseas.Her expert overview is essential reading for anyone studying their Huguenot ancestry or immigrant history in Britain.

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Huguenot ancestry has always had a certain glamour in family circles, perhaps because these French Protestants were a suppressed minority. Sometimes Huguenot roots turn out to be a myth, or are hard to prove. Either way, well- known family history writer Kathy Chater's new book will help you get to the truth. Read it for: A well-rounded textbook for Huguenot research. - Your Family Tree Magazine This authoritative handbook offers an accessible introduction to Huguenot history - this expert overview is essential reading for anyone studying their Huguenot ancestry or immigrant history in Britain. Roots and Branch, West Surrey FHS Hugely helpful if you have Huguenot roots. - Family Tree Her expert overview is essential reading for anyone studying their Huguenot ancestry or immigrant history in Britain. - Kent FHS Journal