William the Silent


The Huguenot Society Journal (formerly Proceedings), the Society's annual periodical, is distributed to Fellows and Subscribing Libraries at the beginning of October. Papers read at the Society's meetings are published in the journal, together with other articles relevant to Huguenot history. Book reviews, short miscellaneous pieces, and information about current research and conferences are also included.

The Quarto Series, begun in 1887, has been published in 61 occasional volumes, many of which contain transcripts or translations of the registers of Huguenot churches. A good number of the Quarto Series, especially the parish records, are now out of print and difficult to obtain, even on the second-hand market. For this reason, the Society decided to make some of the more important volumes available on CD-ROM and the project was launched in 2004. The Editorial Committee encourages research into material suitable for publication in the Quarto Series and new titles will appear in due course. Order via Quarto or CD-ROM link. 


was published in 2011 as an update and companion to the Master Index published in 1998. Both books can be ordered via Quarto link.

The New General Index lists subjects and editors for all the Huguenot Society Quarto Series volumes, as well as the topics, titles and authors of all Proceedings articles from 1885 until 2007, including book reviews. It also gives all the names of individuals which appear in Proceedings from 1986, although individuals names from 1885 to 1985 are more fully covered in the 1998 Master Index.  The index to Proceedings, now renamed The Huguenot Society Journal, will be updated again in 2017, but a separate master index of the family names in the Quarto Series is expected to appear in the near future.


The New Series was begun in 1990, and four of the five volumes published so far have concentrated on the memoirs of individual Huguenots. Order via Quarto link.

 Huguenot Families was launched in 1999 as a forum for research into genealogy and family history and was made available to both Fellows of the Society and members of the public. The March 2009 issue, number 20, was the final one of the series, and included a list of contents of the complete set of 20 issues as well as additional aids for finding genealogical material in the Society's publications and the Huguenot Library holdings. To purchase back numbers of Huguenot Families please use link, or CD-ROM link.

Other Publications: From Strangers to Citizens: the integration of immigrant communities in Britain, Ireland and colonial America, 1550-1750, editors Randolph Vigne and Charles Littleton. 57 papers delivered at the Society's major international conference held in 2000. 16 page full-colour section. Joint imprint with Sussex Academic Press.  Hardback (ISBN 1-902210-85-9 ) £25 + £5.95 p&p. Paperback (ISBN 1-902210-86-7) £12.50 + £5.95 p&p. from: The Huguenot Society, PO Box 444, Ruislip, HA4 4GU. Email: admin@huguenotsociety.org.uk.

For online sales: www.parishchest.com

Please note that all Huguenot Society publications and CD-ROMs offered for sale on the Parish Chest site have the prefix HUG.

A members' Newsletter, edited by the Hon Secretary, is circulated every six months, giving news of members and officers of the Society and details of forthcoming Huguenot-related exhibitions, conferences, and visits.  The Newsletter publishes information about the Society's website, its participation in Family History fairs, the French Hospital, and active French Protestant churches in England and elsewhere.


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)