Huguenots, Walloons & Miscellaneous Updates
- The Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter --- helping you find the roots
and branches of your family tree.
V. 1 #32: Huguenots & Walloons - what's on Olive Tree
Do you have a Huguenot or Walloon in your family tree? I didn't know
what one was until I discovered in 1993 that I had one in mine. To
try to help you in your research, I put together what I learned,
gathered more information and databases and presented it on Olive
Huguenot: French Protestants who fled from religious persecution.
They first went to Prussia, the German Palatinate and then came to
America. Those in the French West Indies escaped to the southeastern
coast of America. Others went to England and Ireland.
Walloon: Walloons are from southern Belgium. The language of the
Walloons is a dialect of French. Cornelis May of Flanders, Holland
and about 30 to 40 families came to America in 1624 and established
Fort Orange. This town is now known as Albany, NY.
More on Olive Tree:
Historical Overview (What is a Huguenot)
Huguenot Refugees to South Africa
Ships Carrying Huguenots to N. America
Huguenot Families on other sites
Huguenot & Walloon Families on Olive Tree Genealogy
Casier - Philippe Casier, early settler in Harlem NY
Taine - Marie Taine, wife of David Uziele, and her brother Isaac
Uziele - David & Pieter Uziele, father and son settlers in Harlem NY
Huguenot Books & Resources
Miscellaneous Additions and Uploads on Olive Tree sites
~~~ Brand new search engine to search Internet sites with
ships passenger lists to Delaware
If this URL wraps to two lines, go to
and choose DELAWARE from the state list.
~~~ 281 ships with a total of 28,633 passengers were added
to the online search engine for ships passenger lists to
(Scroll down to the yellow search box)
If you prefer to browse these ships manually, go to
click on the link under 1851
If you are looking for the missing film indexes 1851 and
1852 these lists fill in Jan to July 1851. For more details
and a clickable link go to
Good luck and have fun!