Our latest release is 1500 names from the Registers of the French Non-Conformist Churches, Dublin which has just gone live and is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone with the traditionally Huguenot names of Blanc’s, D’Olier’s, Bertrand’s, Picard’s or La Touche’s in their family tree.

Interestingly this record set was compiled by clergyman Thomas Le Fanu, father of Sheridan Le Fanu. Sheridan (born Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu) was a writer who worked across many genres but is best know as the Stephen King of his time for his mystery and horror stories, many set in his native Dublin. His most widely read works include “Uncle Silas” and the short story collection: “In a Glass Darkly”. His stories were said to be a huge influence to another Dubliner Bram Stoker in the writing of Dracula.

Incidentally we walk past the Le Fanu family home at 70 Merrion Square on the way to findmypast Ireland towers each morning!

More information on the Registers of the French Non-Conformist Churches Dublin 1701-1831