History of the Huguenot Emigration to AmericaBook - 1973
This is the standard work on the Huguenot emigration to America, on which subject there is no higher authority than Charles Baird! 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 & Great Britain) in the last quarter of the 17th century to the time of the Revolutionary War. Throughout the text, in both narratives & records, there is a profusion of genealogical detail on the early Huguenot families of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, & Virginia, later families having dispersed to Pennsylvania & other states. In addition, extensive genealogical notices are given in footnotes, with references to sources, thus serving as a guide to further information. Some key material is provided in the appendices, which contain an important list of "Walloon & French Petitioners" (1621) who asked permission to settle in Virginia & who may have emigrated to New Netherland (New York) instead, & "Notes from the Walloon Records of Leyden," 1597-1627, which further identifies these same settlers. The names alone of such a large number of emigrants, recorded with painstaking care in text, notes, & appendices, are sufficient testimony of the book's longstanding appeal & the reason it remains the basic sourcebook for research into Huguenot origins.
Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.
Branch Call Number: 284.5 Bai
Characteristics: 2 volumes in 1. illustrations 22 cm.