[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Hugenot Society in Germany
GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon Jun 27 23:58:17 PDT 2011
Am 27.06.2011 18:40, schrieb Karl Krueger:
> 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.
in two German genealogical mailing lists I was repeatedly confronted with Huguenot speculations, most of them without
any real core.
There are at least two general conditions for a Huguenot descent: urban origin and skilled profession. Some of the
Huguenots were even of ancient nobility. Generally they kept and treasured their Calvinist confession (no Lutherans!).
For that purpose they maintained Calvinist communities and founded Calvinist parishes (no isolated individuals).
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