Of the several Huguenot establishments founded in the United States, that of New York is the first in date and, in most respects, the first in importance. The records in this work comprise the existing baptismal, marriage, and death records of the French Church of New York from 1688 to 1804, together with a few other records belonging to the New Rochelle “Annex.” Although the records have not been translated into English, the language of the entries is so simple that even those who do not read French can easily understand it. The records of the church cover the important period of immigration after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. An extensive index contains every name in the records, including maiden names of the brides and names of witnesses, sponsors, parents, and pastors. This reprint is excerpted from Collections of the Huguenot Society of America, Volume 1 (1886).
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