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President’s Welcome

Welcome to our Huguenot Society of Georgia website.  We invite you to learn more about our lineage society. By providing you with opportunities to explore your ancestry, we hope that you will discover a Huguenot ancestor. The Huguenot Society of Georgia is under the umbrella of The National Huguenot Society.  The Register of Qualified Ancestors of The […]

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August Bi-Annual Meeting

For the first time, The Huguenot Society of Georgia will hold its Bi-Annual meeting through Zoom. This will take place Saturday, August 22, 2020. Check-in begins at 10:45am and the business meeting starts at 11:00. For full information, please download the invitation.

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Huguenot, Georgia – Elbert County

By John Trussell, 2nd Vice President Huguenot, Georgia One day while doing some research, Janet Walker, Past President of the Huguenot Society of Georgia, and current National President, discovered the old dead down of Huguenot, Georgia, located in Elbert County, Georgia. She shared this information with Marjorie Wilson, current Georgia President and wondered who established […]

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August Bi-Annual Meeting

For the first time, The Huguenot Society of Georgia will hold its Bi-Annual meeting through Zoom. This will take place Saturday, August 22, 2020. Check-in begins at 10:45am and the business meeting starts at 11:00. For full information, please download the invitation.

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The Huguenot Cross

History The Cross shown here which has been adopted as the insignia of The National Huguenot Society is both beautiful and symbolic. It is not, however, exclusive to the Society. It is being used more and more throughout the world as a sign among the descendants of the Huguenots. Many designs of the Cross have […]

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Chronology of GA Society Meetings

1971-Present March 30, 2019 – Idle Hour Country Club, Macon, GA.  Speaker Janisse Ray, writer, author, naturalist and 2015 inductee into Georgia Writers Hall of Fame gave a presentation on Revival of The Past:  Tattnall County Archives.  After Janisse Ray’s presentation the society presented her with a donation of $500 for Tattnall County Archives.   Sixty […]

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Origin of the Word Huguenot

The exact origin of the word Huguenot is unknown, but many consider it to be a combination of Flemish and German. Protestants who met to study the Bible in secret were called Huis Genooten, meaning “house fellows.” They were also referred to as Eid Genossen, or “oath fellows”, meaning persons bound by an oath. Two possible but different derivations […]

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History

History The Huguenots were French Protestants most of whom eventually came to follow the teachings of John Calvin, and who, due to religious persecution, were forced to flee France to other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Some remained, practicing their Faith in secret. The Protestant Reformation began by Martin Luther in Germany about […]

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