Regular updates analyse how ideas, politics and world events shape a family, and how echoes of ancestral belief resonate through the centuries, haunting generations of descendants.
French names on the Huguenot Jo family tree include Bachelier, Duval, Finet, Godran, Honore, Lessey, Rossignol, Saumon, Tillier and Vasseur.
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Updates look at what my peripatetic research turns up about genealogy, history, fundamentalism and the role of women, past and present.
Protestantism has a particular take on the role of women in society - "the outcast woman" is a recurrent theme.
The blog explores what happened to my family within the wider story of the Huguenots. If nothing else, I hope it makes you laugh.
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The About page outlines the origins of the blog, and highlights the Huguenot names of my ancestors.
The Bibliography offers links to books and films I’ve mentioned in the blog, while a separate list shows books which are recommended as sources. The Resources section lists recommended websites and links to well-established organisations which can be of massive help to family historians.
On World Refugee Day – 20 June - it’s worth remembering that the word “refugee” was coined to describe the Huguenots in their flight from religious persecution in France. The countries to which they fled offered them refuge and thus they became, in their own...
A rare opportunity to re-launch and manage a museum is open to applicants until 24 April 2022. The Huguenot Museum was temporarily mothballed during the pandemic, and now needs an entrepreneurial manager to lead its re-opening. This is the first and only museum in the...
We chose a fine, sunny Saturday to visit Canterbury Cathedral, although I am over-awed by the Church of England in all its forms so I was not in the best of moods. Most Anglican clergy are too posh by far for the likes of me, and I certainly can’t follow their...