Huguenot Settlers in America, 1600s-1900s
CD ROM Reference for Windows and MacIntosh

About the CD-ROM

Some two million Huguenots, or French Protestants, fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 - an edict which had originally protected them from persecution at the hands of the Catholic Church. Dispersing first to the Netherlands, then to England, Ireland, and even South Africa, and then to America and Canada, thousands of these French Protestants became the founders or early settlers of such places as Oxford, Massachusetts, Narragansett in Rhode Island, New Amsterdam, New Rochelle, and New Paltz in New York, the Santee River and the Orange Quarter in South Carolina, Manakin-Town in Virginia, and a host of other sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and South Carolina - in many cases establishing permanent settlements long before the arrival of the first English colonists.

Description of Contents

This family Archive CD, produced in collaboration with Broderbund Software, contains electronically searchable text of the pages of sixteen Huguenot reference works published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Together these books comprise the most notable collection of Huguenot reference materials in the English language. In general, they provide accounts of the origins of the Huguenots in France, their persecution and subsequent flight from the European mainland, and their dispersal throughout Great Britain and America. Key sections of the books are devoted to histories of Huguenot settlements and churches and to studies of the Huguenot influence on American life before the Revolutionary War. But the most significant portions of the books are reserved for accounts of Huguenot immigrants and their families, some taking the form of pedigrees, genealogies, and lengthy family histories, others appearing as lists of baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

In both narratives and records, there is a profusion of genealogical detail, which is presented in a convenient, easy-to-use CD, complete with an electronic name index, at a fraction of the cost of the books. Listed below are the sixteen books included on this CD:

System Requirements

You must have a CD-ROM drive, and in order to read the CDs you must use either Family Tree Maker Version 3.02 or higher (for Windows or for Power MacIntosh), or the most current version of Family Archive Viewer which can be downloaded for free.

Family Tree Maker software can be purchased separately online at

The Family Archive Viewer is available for free download here. This free viewer is available ONLY for PCs running Windows. It is NOT available for MacIntosh. Please also note that this CD requires version 4.0 or higher of the free Family Archive Viewer.

Ordering Information
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     1001 N. Calvert Street                               
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