[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Hugenot Society in Germany

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Mon Jun 27 21:36:48 PDT 2011

There were indeed quite a few Huguenots who settled in various parts of  
Germany.  Although I am not affiliated with the German Huguenot Society, I  am 
aware of two villages in Baden-Wurtemberg that were founded by Huguenots 
when  they were driven from France.  One was called Friedrichstal, in honor of 
 Duke Friedrich of Baden, who welcomed them to the area (near Karlsruhe).   
It is now part of the municipality of Stutensee (my ancestors came from 
Spöck,  also part of Stutensee now).  The other village was called Pinache, and 
was  located near Pforzheim in Wurtemberg.  I believe that you will find  
Huguenot villages all over Germany.
To try and locate the actual village that your family came from, you can do 
 a search of the on-line German phone book to see where your name turns up 
in any  appreciable number.
Good luck!
In a message dated 6/27/2011 9:43:51 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
dabookk54 at yahoo.com writes:

My  brother just got back from a trip to Germany. He met someone on his 
trip who  is tied with the Hugenot Society in Germany. They claim to have many 
of their  own historical and genealogical resources. Has anyone on this 
listserv dealt  with them - particularly any of our German  members?

I have suspected Hugenot lineage  in my ancestry (Taron) which I can trace 
in Polish records back to Brandenburg  at the turn of the nineteenth 
century. Their brochure says 44,000 Hugenots  left for Germany of which the bulk, 
20,000 went to Brandenburg. I'll question  them to ask the extent of data 
resources they have. With some luck I might  take my Taron line way back - 
something I am sure my Taron 4th and 5th cousins  would appreciate. (BTW - if 
you have the Taron name in your ancestry you are  most likely related to me).

For anyone who has French names in your  pedigree this society may be of 
interest. In the Lublin Project we find  several French names and I believe 
many of us will have ancestral links with  them.
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