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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.' Currently under the editorship of Dr Vivienne Larminie, 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) (1986-7) – Vol 29 (2012)
  • Huguenot Society Journal:  Vol 30 (2013) –

All issues up to Volume 32 (2019) of the Journal have been digitized and are fully searchable to members. Please see the Proceedings/Journal page in the Members' Area.

The journal, which is peer-reviewed, now has an Editorial Board, set up in 2023. Submissions of articles and of Miscellanea items are welcome. The latest version of the notes for potential contributors is available here.

Quarto Series

The Quarto Series, started in 1887 and formerly known as the Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, publishes editions of Huguenot records. The most recent addition to this long-running series is Quarto Series 63, published in 2020, Robert Nash's A Directory of Huguenot Refugees on the Channel Islands, 1548-1825. See here for details on how to order a copy.

Most volumes of the Quarto Series up to Volume 62 have been digitized and are fully searchable on the Members' Area of the website. For a full list of digitized versions of the Quarto Series, see here.

Many of the Quarto Series volumes are available on CD-ROM.

New Series

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

Huguenot Families was a genealogical and family history journal published by the Huguenot Society between 1999 and 2009.

Its volumes have been digitized and are searchable here.

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.


Purchasing publications

All of the above may be purchased from: The Huguenot Society, PO Box 444, Ruislip, HA4 4GU, [email protected]. See individual pages for prices.


Members-only publication

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.

Recent Publications and CD-ROMs

No. 63: A Directory of Huguenot Refugees on the Channel Islands, 1548-1825, edited by Robert Nash. Published in 2020.
Click here for downloadable order form.

Proceedings of a conference on Huguenot Networks held in September 2015, edited by Vivienne Larminie. Click here for downloadable order flyer.

The Consistory Minutes and Poor Relief Accounts of the French Church at Thorpe-le-Soken, 1683-1763, translated and edited by Barbara Julien.
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The Travels of Francis Tallents in France and Switzerland 
New Series No.5, edited by Janice V. Cox.
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CD-ROM 10 - Huguenot Society Quarto Series III, XXXVI, XLVII: Dover Registers.
For more details see CD-ROM.