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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #153 on: Tuesday 15 October 13 14:59 BST (UK) »
Sorry, to hijack the thread, but, I have been researching my German ancestry and I've discovered that my ggg grandmother was a Margarethe Phillipine Morell born in around 1797 in Friedrichsdorf, Hesse (just north of Frankfurt). She gets married to David Berlepsch in Eschwege in 1823. However, the geneologist who assisted me in Eschwege suggested to me Margarethe is likely a huguenot descendant. As Friedrichsdorf was a town founded by huguenot refugees and both her middle name and surname are not of Germanic origin and at least appear to be French. I have since been told Morell is a Huguenot name and the family likely came from either Dauphine or Auvergne. However, I have found nothing to back this up  as of yet.

 I found my ancestors in Eschwege by getting in touch with the local town archive and church record office, but, have not been able to find contact info for places such as these in Friedrichsdorf as yet. I know this thread has mainly been focused on  huguenots who fled to the UK and Ireland. But, if anyone has any experience with huguenots who fled to Germany or anyone who knows how to find the relevant information in Friedrichsdorf then I would greatly appreciate any kind of assistance.

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #154 on: Tuesday 15 October 13 16:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Faye,

Try here:
http://www.friedrichsdorf.de/freizeitundkultur/kultur/museen/stadtarchiv.php
They specifically mention "Hugenottenakten" (Huguenot records).  There is an contact email address on the right-hand side.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #155 on: Tuesday 15 October 13 16:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you! Exactly the type of thing i've been looking for.

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #156 on: Wednesday 05 March 14 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone here is some links to places that might be a good start to looking for french people.

I am researching here and have found many good sites for help.

I have found that although in french - if you are searching parish records look for the SURNAME in the records and go from there.  If I can help anyone try to decipher I will if they need it - I am not French nor do I speak it very well - I am self taught to look at the records.

In researching my french family, I found these records on line and from Huguenot society and from others whom have Cd's I don't...  I have also shared and had much help from lots of different people -  Now - Ancestry.co.UK has these records coming on-line and it is making it easier, although you do have to subscribe -  I subscribe when I need to research more through them, other wise I am researching outside of it.

   I have found that once you have a baptism record, for example 9/10 they will give the fathers place of origin -  mine for example gave me 'mouvaux proche de l'isle'   In the old days the PLACE 'Lille' was spelt 'L'isle' - all this I have found out whilst researching -  You will also find that the earlier you get in your research the harder it gets -  as in Europe as many know France was at war -  in the beginning 'LILLE' was in the Netherlands- it became Spanish and then french..  it is in the place called   Pas De Calais.    I am not going to go into the different communes of France as there are so many to look at..   

My Research name is De SAINT-JEAN -  I am using this as explanation -  you will find in France a lone there are LOTS and LOTS of this family name - noble families, working families, and more besides,  and no they are not linked.  You will also find that as the French were very Catholic at the time -  there are parts of France that changed to the Protestant faith - for reasons I am not going into here, to much information -  You have to look EVERYWHERE - and all places to find what you are looking for -  look at ALL variants of the name you are looking for -  take one place at a time and work from there.  It takes a long long time but it is worth it in the end.

Also remember because of the Protestant religion - these people often moved their families around - 9/10 they ended up either in Leiden - UK, jersey, Guernsey, Ireland, and sometimes further a field if they could get there.   I have also been informed recently -  that back in the mid C16th moving around was often done by river more than road ways..  also that the records for C1600 and before are very, very limited because of the religious wars an awful lot have been destroyed - and not many survive prior to this date.  There were more or less three different lots of people moving out of France -  late C1500's  early C1600  mid C1600 was a huge move for a lot of people, because of the Edict of Nantes.    Also - there were some of our noble families who asked some people to come to England because of the beautiful work they produced. 


hope this is all useful to some people whom are looking in France...

Private message me if you have a question I may be able to help  ;)

sj


Here is a list of links:

http://www.archivesdepartementales.lenord.fr/

this site is very good if you know what place you want.  for EG:- I wanted 'Mouvaux' so i click the
accept conditions first 'j'ai accepte condtitions' -  then on entry you want ARCHIVES EN LIGNE  found top right

in the box that opens  on the LEFT hand side in the orange click ETAT CIVIL

then click  in the   middle section   Actes d'état civil this gives records from around C1600 onwards

in the COMMUNE box  choose your place..

It can be very disorientating at first - but once done a few times it will become 2nd nature.


http://www.archivespasdecalais.fr/

http://www.lillechatellenie.fr/porte/

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bodine/        family Bodine

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/britain/Vismes.htm#French_family       de visme  family

http://www.lillechatellenie.fr/cms/index.html      (contracts of marriage if you know the name from LILLE)

http://notairesdartois.voila.net/                    these charge

http://www.archive.org/stream/ourparishbooksw00cowpgoog#page/n148/mode/2up      overseers book Holy Cross West gate Canterbury

reading of historical things:-

http://www.pipeline.com/~cwa/Wittstock_Phase.htm

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communes_du_Pas-de-Calais              communes pas de calais

https://archive.org/stream/historyoffrenchw00burn#page/4/mode/2up     History of french and walloons in England

http://www.brh.org.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/THE-SPITALFIELDS-SILK-WEAVERS.pdf






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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #157 on: Sunday 14 April 19 13:05 BST (UK) »
Hi, Regarding Pierre Jacob Carey born 1706  (married to Marie Du Chattel) mentioned by Margaret1 over 13 years ago, on 6/9/2006 I would like to make contact if possible as Pierre appears to be my ancestor to.

Can anybody help me

Regards

Dave

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #158 on: Monday 06 May 19 21:59 BST (UK) »
Hi, Regarding Pierre Jacob Carey born 1706  (married to Marie Du Chattel) mentioned by Margaret1 over 13 years ago, on 6/9/2006 I would like to make contact if possible as Pierre appears to be my ancestor to.

Can anybody help me

Regards

Dave

Hello Dave,

It is only recently that I have resumed my family history research after many years therefore, apologies for not responding earlier.

It's wonderful that you are possibly descended from Pierre Jacob Carey and Marye Du Chattel I am happy to share any details about my line an/or research these ancestors together if you wish.

All the best, Margaret

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