This is the first book to help the many genealogists throughout the English-speaking world whose forebears may have been Huguenots. The religious refugees who fled from France and Low Countries to Britain and America in the 17th century were so numerous that their descendants must now run to some hundreds of thousands.
This book begins with an outline of the historical and religious events in France which led up to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and which resulted in the flight of so many refugees. It goes on to provide a detailed description of the methods and sources for tracing Huguenot ancestry in all the places in which they took refuge. Both authors have immense practical experience which is placed at the reader's disposal to give both a systematic guide to research and invaluable advice on how to organise the results and eventually write up a family history.