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Blog post from Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Do you have a French Connection?

Could you be a Huguenot? With the ever increasing interest in genealogy, the Library’s Huguenot records are proving a popular resource for those seeking to establish a French connection in their family line.

The Huguenots were French Protestants who fled religious persecution between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The library has all the essential sources for tracing Huguenot ancestry.

Researcher Bronwen Whyatt has discovered a French connection.

Stay tuned for an interview with Bronwen in the next post.

Image: Researcher Bronwen Whyatt searching the Huguenot Surname Index on CD-ROM (top), and a volume from the Proceedings of the Huguenot Society with an illustration of a chocolate pot made in 1730 by Peze Pilleau, her ancestor.