The Huguenot Library,
UCL, Gower Street,
London, WC1E 6BT
Tel 020 7679 2046
Copyright and images policy (pdf document)
The pictorial collection at the Huguenot Library (pdf document)
Guidance notes for family historians (pdf document)
Glossary of French terms used in Huguenot records (pdf document)
The Royal Bounty Archive - a guide for family historians (pdf document)
Resources for family historians (pdf document)
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The Huguenot Library
The Huguenot Library is currently housed with UCL Special Collections at The National Archives.
The Huguenot Library was formed from the printed and manuscript collections of the Huguenot Society and the French Hospital Libraries, and contains the most complete body of Huguenot literature in this country. Since 1957 it has been housed within UCL Special Collections.
The main focus of the collections is on the history of the Huguenots in Great Britain and Ireland, but the Library holds material on a much wider span of Huguenot-related topics, and covers the history of the Huguenots in France and the wider diaspora. The archive collection in particular provides an invaluable insight into the lives of the immigrants in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Both the library and the archive collections contain significant sources for genealogical research. Please see the family history page for information about the available sources, and guidance on researching Huguenot ancestors. Most of the material covers the period from 1550 to 1750. A list of family papers in the archive is available on the Archive page.
The printed holdings have been catalogued on eUCLid, the UCL Library online catalogue. The catalogues for the archive holdings are in the process of being made available in electronic form. See the Archive page for more information on the online archive database and the existing printed catalogues, published as volumes in the Huguenot Society's Quarto Series.
Histoire de l'Edict de Nantes (Delft, 1695)
Other libraries and archives
The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin holds The Huguenot Archive, which includes the publications of the Society, and a miscellaneous collection of manuscripts and printed material relating to the Huguenot presence in Ireland. The Huguenot Library in London also contains some material relating to Huguenots in Ireland.
The Walloon Library (Archives Wallonne) is housed within the Special Collections of Leiden University Library, and contains important genealogical resources for Huguenots in the Netherlands. Their archives contain records for most of the Walloon Churches (the French-speaking Reformed churches in the Northern Netherlands), including records of baptisms, marriages and deaths for the period 1575-1811. They also hold correspondence of important personalities in Huguenot history, including Bayle and Jurieu. The postal address is: Archives Wallonne, c/o University Library Leiden, P.O. Box 9501 2300 RA Leiden and the library is located in the University Library, Witte Singel 27, Leiden.