Hello! Are you interested in helping with the Huguenot Migration Project? If so, please answer this post and ask to join the project.
- Add huguenot to your followed tags.
- Add the category [[Category:Huguenot_Migration_Project]] including the double brackets, to your own profile, above your biography section
The WikiTree Huguenot Migration Project defines "Huguenot” as French-speaking Protestant Christians (whatever branch or denomination) that left their homeland (France or borderlands such as Provence, Navarre, Franche Comté or the Spanish Netherlands - today's Belgium) due to religious persecution or intolerance. Occitan-speaking or Provencal-speaking French Protestants and French-speaking families from today’s Belgium (Walloons, Liegeois) are included. Note that in this Project we only include the actual Emigrants and their emigrating families, not their Descendants. We do include "Double Hops," where a family fled France or a borderland for Germany, the Netherlands or England and then they or their children moved on to America or South Africa or elsewhere, usually beyond Europe.
This Project is limited in time & space: only Protestant Christians who left their French or borderland home due to religious intolerance between about 1540 and 1790 (when France declared all religions legal) and whose proper language or culture was French (Walloons / Occitans / Provençals included) are part of this Project.
Non-French-culture Protestants or descendants beyond “Double Hop” children are not placed in this Project, even though they continued to self-identify as Huguenots. There will be a “Huguenot Descendant Sticker” to identify them, down to the Present. A “Huguenot Family Sticker” will identify foreign-born wives, husbands or grand-children of Huguenot emigrants. A “Huguenot Non-Emigrant Sticker” will identify those French-speaking Protestants who remained in France or a borderland.
If you are interested in this world-wide diaspora between 1540-1790, please join this Project: introduce yourself and tell us your Huguenot surnames of interest.
Bienvenue! / Welcome!