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The mass exodus of Huguenot immigrants from France to Geneva, Amsterdam, London, and other places started in 1572 after the "St. Bartholemew's Day Massacre" on 24 August.

Huguenot Historical Society
The Society actively collects and maintains primary and secondary source materials, in any format that it can sufficiently care for, that help the Society to achieve its mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Huguenot, Dutch and allied families who settled New Paltz and surrounding or related communities.

Huguenot History
A very thorough website on Huguenot history.

Huguenot Resources - The Olive Tree
Huguenot & Walloon Section resources and sources.

Huguenot Surname Index
Many surnames were altered to fit in with their adopted countries and Huguenot descendants now live all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

Huguenots to Canada
Liste provisoire des huguenots en Nouvelle-France

Pierre Chastain Family Association
Excellent Files, Articles, Etc.on Huguenot History and Sources.

The National Huguenot Society
The Huguenots were French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church established in France by John Calvin in about 1555, and who, due to religious persecution, were forced to flee France to other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Who Were the Huguenots
The Huguenots were French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church which was established in 1550 by John Calvin. The origin of the name Huguenot is uncertain, but dates from approximately 1550 when it was used in court cases against "heretics" (dissenters from the Roman Catholic Church).

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