Quick Start to Finding Your Waldensian Ancestors
To help you find your Waldensian ancestors as quickly as possible, we provide this Quick Start page to direct you to the resources on this site to support the next steps in your search.
If you have—
Just begun searching and would like some research tips and techniques, click HERE
Already found your ancestor who left the Valleys, click HERE to search for him/her among the 5,018 Waldensians already found and documented into families
Already traced your ancestors through the Parish Registers (that is back to about 1700), click HERE to seek more ancestors in the Inheritance Claims of the Returned Exiles (1697)
Already traced your ancestors in the Inheritance Claims, search for them among the 3,948 Exile Records(1686-1690, in Switzerland and Germany) click HERE
- Already traced your ancestors through the Notary Records,
- Click HERE to see if he/she is among the 5,018 Waldensians already found and documented into families.
- or Click HERE to see if he/she is among the 103 Waldensian surnames in the Reverend Jean Jalla "Family Summaries"
- If you would like to learn more about the Waldensian history, culture and lifestyle, click HERE