Membership is open to any person, male or female, who is a descendant of a Manakin Huguenot Founder, male or female, or descended from a Huguenot resident of Virginia prior to 1786, provided the applicant meets all requirements of the organization.
To become a member of the Society, you will have to document fully an unbroken line of descent from one of the founders of the colony or a Huguenot immigrant resident of Virginia prior to 1786. It is possible to refer to documents already submitted with applications being held at the Library.
To request information, please send your name and mailing address to Manakin Huguenot Society Headquarters,
981 Huguenot Trail, Midlothian, VA 23113 or use the contact form below. One joins through a branch. Most branch registrars accept word-processed applications (doc or pdf files), printed on acid-free paper. If you do not live in a state with a branch, you are welcome to join any branch.
You may find the society's research library
at Manakin in Richmond helpful for your
research (804 794-5702). Documents submitted with past applications are especially valuable. The library of the Virginia Historical Society is strong in Huguenot materials. Check the on-line catalog at
http://www.vahistorical.org or call
804-342-9686. The Library of Virginia is another good resource, with some genealogical materials on the Huguenots not in our library.
Other good Richmond area resources (some with on-line catalogues and good
Huguenot materials) include the following:
Powhatan Historical Society
Chesterfield County Historical Society
Library of Virginia
College of William and Mary
Valentine Richmond History Center
Virginia Commonwealth University Library