History of the Huguenot Emigration to America: 2 Vols

History of the Huguenot Emigration to America: 2 Vols

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History of the Huguenot Emigration to America: 2 Vols; by Charles W. Baird; Paper; 354 + 448 pp.; Published: 1885, Reprinted: 2009; ISBN: 9780806317908; Item # GPC250D.

This is the standard work on the Huguenot emigration to America. Baird's work is so thorough that there are few Huguenot names for which some new fact or illustration is not supplied. The bulk of the work is devoted to the important emigration of French Protestants (via the Netherlands and Great Britain) in the last quarter of the 17th century to the time of the Revolutionary War. Throughout the text, in both narratives and records, there is a profusion of genealogical detail on the early Huguenot families of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia, later families having dispersed to Pennsylvania and other states. In addition, extensive genealogical notices are given in footnotes, with references to sources, thus serving as a guide to further information.


"A book that has a longstanding appeal and is so complete that it still remains the basic source book for research into Huguenot origins. A reference that should be read by anyone who has just discovered their Huguenot roots. Any library that has even a small Huguenot collection will need this book as the basic source book. All Huguenot descendants should have a copy of this book to read and help understand the meaning of liberty and freedom we as Americans hold so dear."--NATIONAL HUGUENOT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER (February 1992).

"Anyone working on Huguenot immigration to the American colonies will need to consult these volumes."--IMMIGRATION RESEARCH DIGEST (Spring 1968), p. 8.

"It is of considerable value to historians, and genealogists will be well served by the lists of names and by the extreme care exercised by Dr. Baird; the transcriptions of names are impeccable...is needed in large and medium public libraries and in college and university libraries.