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Re: "Huguenot" clarification, please.
Posted by: Terri Campbell (ID *****3086) Date: December 25, 2002 at 14:00:35
In Reply to: Re: "Huguenot" clarification, please. by Helga (Schneider )Ziegler of 150

Helga, I, too, am researching ancestors of the Huguenot faith; unfortunately not the same as yours. The French followers of the teachings of John Calvin(Calvun, Calvus), were called Huguenots; those in other countries were referred to by different names, such as Presbyterians. Basically, a "Huguenot" was a person of the Calvinist faith. Many of the French followers fled for their lives to Germany, the Netherlands, and England/Channel Islands and from there to other countries. Many of these refugees may have changed the spellings of their surnames for protection. FamilySearch.org is a great place to start, but if you can get to a LDS Family History Center, they will have people who can help you also. Many of the emmigrating Huguenots are known by the Presbyterian religion, or possibly as Calvinists also. You could try contacting a Huguenot Church by where they lived and see if they have any records. I hope this has been of help to you. Terri


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