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Subject: [HWE] Huguenot transport
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 03:51:37 EST

The Brandenburg "Kurfuerst" also called the great elector, published his
Edikt of Potsdam in 1685, just ten days after the revocation of the Edict of
Nantes. He named certain places for the refugees to apply for help and
transportation, such as Frankfurt / Main. From there the families were to be
transported either by boat or by land to his countries. The farmers or
citizens of a place had to feed the refugees and transport them to the next
village. Also the existing French-reformed parishes (Huguenots / Walloon)
gave money for the new refugees. Some of the old lists of who got how much
money or support are still existing and a help in order to find out more
about the actual journey of our ancestors.

Ina Jonas-Nolte
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