Catherine de Parthenay

Family History

From 1999 to 2009 the Huguenot Society published 20 issues of a journal specifically devoted to Huguenot genealogy and family history, details of which are available here. Download a list of contents of issues 1-20

The Society's indexed publications contain hundreds of names of members of Huguenot congregations and communities. You can search for an ancestor via the microfiche index for the first 59 volumes of the Quarto Series, via individual volume indexes, or via the search function on the CD-ROM digitized versions of the Quarto Series. (See our Publications page for a full list of those Quarto Series volumes which have been digitized and an order form for the CD-ROM). The CD-ROM can be purchased from the Administrative Officer, or online (see Publications page).

To consult the microfiche index to the Quarto Series or family history material deposited in electronic format, please contact the Librarian for details at:

Please note that the Huguenot Library is currently housed at The National Archives in Kew. Full details are available on the Huguenot Library web page, Visiting the Library. The Library is open to readers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by appointment only. A list of alternative libraries which hold our publications is available to download below. Members of the Society can by appointment consult a full run of the Society's publications and microfiche copies of the archives at UCL, Gower Street, on Fridays. See News for Fellows on the Library web pages.

A list of indexed publications and a leaflet 'Huguenot Records in Britain' are available from the Hon Secretary on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope.

Postal enquiries should be addressed to:

The Huguenot Society,
PO Box 444,
HA4 4GU.

For assistance with research, the Huguenot Library's research resources and other libraries that hold our publications please download the following documents :

How to Proceed if You Are Researching an Ancestor You Believe May be Huguenot.
Alternative libraries that hold our publications.
FAQs for family historians.
Guidance notes for family historians.
Glossary of French terms, with examples of Huguenot register entries.
Tracing your poor Huguenot ancestors in London Huguenot records.
Huguenot settlements outside London.
The Royal Bounty Archive - a guide for family historians.
Searching in France for Huguenot ancestors who arrived here after 1710.
Family Research Files available at the Huguenot Library.
For other Family History resources click here.

Researching Huguenot Settlers in Ireland

This comprehensive guide by Vivien Costello is available to download free from the Brigham Young University online family history journal:

BYU Family Historian Vol 6 (Fall 2007), pp. 83-163 at:
Use the browse function to locate Vol 6.


6th International Huguenot Conference 2015
The conference, from 9-11 September, based in London, explores Huguenot networks in Europe 1550-1800.
For more information and a booking form click here.

Huguenot Heritage Centre, Rochester
For the latest information please go to their web page.

Come and visit our stand at 'Who Do You Think You Are? Live' show at the NEC in Birmingham 16-18 April 2015

Recent Publications and CD-ROMs

The Travels of Francis Tallents in France and Switzerland
New Series No.5, edited and annotated by Janice V. Cox.
click here for downloadable flier

Quarto Series LXI - A Further Catalogue of Material Held in the Huguenot Library.
click here for downloadable flier

CD-ROM 10 - Huguenot Society Quarto Series III, XXXVI, XLVII: Dover Registers.
For more details see Publications

External links

The Huguenots of Spitalfields
Waldensian Church Missions
Le Comité Protestant des Amitiés Françaises à l’Etranger (CPAFE)
The Virtual Museum of French Protestantism (VMFP)
Groupe des Recherches en Histoire des Protestantismes (GRHP)