Regular Membership Application
For Application to the National Huguenot Society
Individuals wishing to become regular members of The National Huguenot Society must meet the following four qualifications:
be at least sixteen years of age
adhere to the Huguenot principles of faith and of liberty
be a member of the Protestant faith
be linearly descended in the male or female line from either:
1. a Huguenot, without regard to ethnic origin or adherence to any particular sect of Protestantism, who, subsequent to 10 December 1520 and prior to the promulgation on 28 November 1787 of the Edict of Toleration, immigrated to North America or some other country;
2. a Huguenot who, in spite of religious persecution, remained in France. "France", as used here, refers to any territory lying within the Kingdom of France on the date of the promulgation of the Edict of Toleration on 28 November 1787.
Each membership application, fully documenting linear descent from a Huguenot ancestor in an acceptable genealogical manner, must be accompanied by a one-time application fee plus a payment of the first year's annual dues.
A listing of Huguenot surnames currently recognized as qualified Huguenot ancestors for purposes of admission to The National Huguenot Society is provided on this site to aid you in your research. These names comprise a complete listing of all Huguenot names submitted and documented to the satisfaction of The National Huguenot Society to date. This listing is not - and never will be - a complete or exhaustive listing of names that would qualify an individual for membership in the Society. Thousands of additional Huguenots have yet to be identified and documented according to accepted genealogical methods.
Further information about membership and information as to whom you can contact in your closest state society for assistance with an application is available by contacting the Florida State Registrar.
Each person seeking membership in The National Huguenot Society is strongly encouraged to apply for membership through a state society or local chapter. If you live in a state with an active society, you must join the state society. You cannot be a member-at-large. If a state forms into a society, you become a member of that state's society. Why, because part of our mission is about fellowship. It is recognized, however, that an individual may reside in an area that does not have an organized or functioning state society. In such a case an individual may apply for Membership-At-Large.
Those applying for Member-At-Large status must meet the same four requirements as those applying for Regular Membership through a state society, including documented proof of lineal descent in either the male or female line from a Huguenot. A listing of Huguenot surnames currently recognized as qualified for purposes of admission to The National Huguenot Society is provided on this site to aid you in your research. These names comprise a complete listing of all Huguenot names submitted and documented to the satisfaction of The National Huguenot Society to date. This listing is not, however, an exhaustive listing of all possible Huguenot lines that would qualify an individual for membership.
At-Large members have the same privileges of membership as regular members except they may not vote or hold office in the National Society.
Application for Member-At-Large status is made directly to the Registrar General. When submitted, a Member-At-Large application must be accompanied by a one-time filing fee plus 1st year's annual dues.
Further information about Membership-At-Large is available by contacting the National Registrar General.