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Re: Huguenot and Welsh Background of Giles V.
Posted by: Douglas Vermillion (ID *****9993) Date: May 02, 2007 at 12:01:09
In Reply to: Re: Huguenot and Welsh Background of Giles V. by Linda Wildman of 1040

If that is the often-referenced book that is correctly titled "Origins de Families", by N. E. Dionne, M.D., there is nothing in the book about Vermillion. I have read the book in both the English and French versions, finding that it relates almost solely to French Canadien names, and the closest thing to Vermillion in it is a reference to an order of Catholic priests known as the "pervillion." I have heard it said that another book about noblemen exists, but no one has ever been able to provide me with a proper title and author, and my searches have turned up nothing of that title. I have checked most references I have heard about book citations of the Vermillion name in European history, and have found most of them to be either completely fictitious (as in the reference to Dionne's book)or to be massive miscontructions of something very different (as in Reamon's book "Trail of the Huguenots").
I have studied and taught American and European history for a lifetime, and though I'm now retired I am still very aware of how people often "stretch" their findings to make them fit their needs. Jimmy is an excellent researcher and has amassed great amounts of information, but like everyone who researches history there is a small portion of information you acquire that remains unverified by cross-documentation and is suspect of being "stretched" by the source from which you acquired it.

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