The Huguenot Society has, as its principal object, 'the interchange and publication of knowledge relating to the history of the Huguenots in France and adjoining countries.' It publishes a variety of books and journals:
Huguenot Society Journal
The Society’s annual journal has been published since 1885 and contains a variety of articles on Huguenot history and genealogy. The journal’s title has varied over the years:
- Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London: Vol 1 (1885) - Vol 24 (4) (1985-6)
- Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland: Vol 24 (5) (1985-6) – Vol 29 (2012)
- Huguenot Society Journal: Vol 30 (2013) –
The Quarto Series, started in 1887 and formerly known as the Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, publishes editions of Huguenot records. In 2007, Henry Wagner's manuscript Huguenot Wills and Administrations in England and Ireland, 1617-1849 was transcribed and published as Quarto Series number 60. In 2015, Huguenot Society Fellow Barbara Julien completed volume 62, the transcription and translation of The Consistory Minutes and Poor Relief Accounts of the French Church at Thorpe-le-Soken, 1683-1763. This volume provides a fascinating insight into the history of a Huguenot community established in Essex. Further volumes are currently being edited.
Many of the Quarto Series volumes are available on CD-ROM.
In 1990 the Society began to publish its New Series, the personal recollections of Huguenots, and their descendants, who experienced the history of French Protestantism as it unfolded. Of particular interest are New Series 2. Memoirs of the Reverend Jaques Fontaine, 1658-1728, and New Series 4. Memoirs of Isaac Dumont de Bostaquet, a gentleman of Normandy, both edited by Dianne W Ressinger, followed by New Series 5. The Travels of Francis Tallents in France and Switzerland, 1671-73, edited by Janice V. Cox.
Huguenot Families was a genealogical and family history journal published by the Huguenot Society between 1999 and 2009.
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.
All of the above may be purchased from: The Huguenot Society, PO Box 444, Ruislip, HA4 4GU, firstname.lastname@example.org. See individual pages for prices.
For online sales of many of these publications, see Parish Chest. Please note that Huguenot Society publications and CD-ROMs on the Parish Chest site have the prefix HUG.
A members' Newsletter, edited by the Honorary 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.