Sunday, March 16, 2014

Huguenots of New France

Huguenots were Protestants of France who were forced to flee France in the 1500s and 1600s. According to the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, they mainly moved to areas of the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the United States, while a small number moved to South Africa. In his database, Michel Barbeau indexes the 321 Huguenots who fled to Canada, specifically New France (now Quebec.)

NB: While the introductory pages of the website are in both French and English, the individual entries for each person are in French only.

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