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=== Germany<br> ===
==== History ====
After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 almost 50,000 French Protestants fled from France to various German States. About 20,000 of them settled in Brandenburg, where Duke Frederick William had granted them special privileges. Hessen, Hessen-Nassau, Franconia, the Palatinate, Braunschweig, and Baden were other preferred areas of settlement. During the early years local residents0 took them into their homes until primitive housing was built.<br>
The Huguenots are generally well-documented and it is often possible to trace them to their French home town. Local church records and histories are very helpful in that regard. The [ Huguenot Museum] in Bad Karlshafen, Germany has some fascinating exhibits. Several picture galleries can be viewed online, including Huguenot trades [Hugenottisches Handwerk]. <br>
==== Descriptive Terms<br> ====
==== Societies<br> ====
The Huguenot society: “Der Deutsche Hugenottenverein”, founded in 1890, is today called “Deutsche Hugenottengesellschaft”. Publication: earlier: ''Geschichtsblätter des Deutschen Hugenotten-Vereins'' [FHL 943 F2gd], followed by ''Der Deutsche Hugenott [''FHL 943 B2dh], now ''Hugenotten'' .&nbsp; The Society maintains a genealogical research center and a database to serve its members [see the tab “Genealogie” on the [ home page]]. Summaries of material available in the database are available online. The Society's [ library] has an interactive webpage.These pages are in German.<br>
==== Histories<br> ====
Numerous histories have been published about Huguenot migration and settlement, including many pertaining to local congregations. These publications can provide helpful historical background for the genealogist and add color to family histories. Many are available at the Family History Library, and some online.<br>
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